Sense of Belonging: A Place Called Home

June 4, 2022 – August 13, 2022

Woodland Cultural Centre Presents New exhibition Sense of Belonging: A Place Called Home

(Brantford/Six Nations, ON): The Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC) is pleased to announce a new exhibition, Sense of Belonging: A Place Called Home. The exhibition features three contemporary Indigenous lens-based women artists whose artistic practice weaves painting, beadwork, photography to connect the notions of identity, family, community and land. Personal experiences as a modern woman narrate individual journeys through visual storytelling celebrating language, culture and history. Curated by WCC Curator, Patricia Deadman, the interconnectedness and inter-generational artworks are both inspiring and beautiful. The exhibition opens June 4 continues to August 13, 2022.

The Artists

Rosalie Favell is a photo-based artist, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Drawing inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree/English) heritage, she uses a variety of sources, from family albums to popular culture, to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences. Over the course of her long career, Favell’s work has appeared in exhibitions in Canada, Scotland, France, Taiwan and Australia. A graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Rosalie holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico and a PhD (ABD) from Carleton University in Cultural Mediations.

Alex Jacobs-Blum, Lower Cayuga Nation of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and German, navigates the Indigenous-colonizer hyphen of her identity through transformative experiential learning and critical self-reflective storytelling. Alex’s work has been exhibited at the University of Ottawa, Woodland Cultural Centre and Critical Distance Centre for Curators and Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. A recipient of the Canon Award of Excellence for Narrative Photography she holds a Bachelor of Photography from Sheridan College (2015) and currently the Indigenous Curatorial Resident at Hamilton Artist Inc.

Shelby Lisk is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker and photographer with roots in Kenhtѐ:ke (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory). Shelby explores complicated contemporary issues enmeshed in Indigenous and mixed-race identity by pointing her camera inward as an artist and outward as a journalist to capture people’s connection to culture, land, and one another – especially through stories of Indigenous people in Canada. Shelby holds a degree in Fine Arts, University of Ottawa (2015); diploma in Photojournalism, Loyalist College (2019) and a certificate in Mohawk Language and Culture from Queen’s University and Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na (2020).

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