Due to COVID-19 our Exhibition Schedule is subject to change.
December 13, 2020 – Feb 26, 2021
Witness Blanket Film Virtual Screening and Artist Talk with Carey Newman
December 13, 2020 @ 7PM
The blanket is a universal symbol of protection.
For many of us, it identifies who we are and where we’re from – we wear them in ceremony and give them as gifts
Blankets protect our young and comfort our elders.
Inspired by a woven blanket, the Witness Blanket is a large scale art installation, made out of hundreds of items reclaimed from Residential Schools, churches, government buildings and traditional and cultural structures including Friendship Centres, band offices, treatment centres and universities, from across Canada. The Witness Blanket stands as a national monument to recognise the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era, honour the children, and symbolize ongoing reconciliation.