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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brantford / Six Nations, ON (January 10, 2018) – The Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC), a leader in the field of First Nations museum exhibitions, artistic endeavors, research facilities and cultural programming, is delighted to present two new exhibitions: “Despite All Misconception and Loss…” and “…since forever…” both opening January 22, 2018.

“Despite All Misconception and Loss…” is a solo – retrospective exhibition featuring works by Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) artist Kelly Greene. Her body of work focuses on the meaning and implications of “commemoration” of national events and her own dubious sentiments towards their celebration. Kelly Greene has created works that without waver have been grounded in revealing hidden historical narratives and our relationships with the earth. The range of subject matter is personal to the artist and most often presents sensitive issues for Canadians including: land claims, nationalism, residential school, religion and the costs of our environmental consumption.

“…since forever…” is a celebration of Indigenous existence, resistance and survival. From its inception, this exhibition has recognized the importance of critical reflection upon Indigenous peoples’ inherent right to be heard. The thematic content of the works each address celebration juxtaposed with history. Their work was not produced in the service of a sesquicentennial anniversary. Theirs is an honest statement from the perspective of Indigenistance. In this respect, …since forever… contributes to the dialogue and process of healing and reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and Canadians.

Featured Artists: Tracey Anthony, Elizabeth Doxtater, Barbara-Helen Hill

The Woodland Cultural Centre gratefully acknowledges the continued support from Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the government of Canada for making these exhibitions possible.

We invite the public to attend an Artist Tea & Round Table discussion – January 28, 2018 at 2:00PM at the Woodland Cultural Centre. Participating artists include: Kelly Greene, Barbara-Helen Hill, and Elizabeth Doxtater, moderated by Artistic Director – Naomi Johnson.

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For more information, please call 519.759.2650 or visit www.woodlandculturalcentre.ca

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