Indigenous Art 2021 Artist, Ann Viggers

Welcome to Woodland Cultural Centre’s Indigenous Art 2021 Exhibition.

Established in 1975, this is one of the longest running multi-media exhibitions that provide artists an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in a fine art gallery setting. WCC is pleased to announce the return of this annual Juried Exhibition and we can’t wait to share the selected works with the public. Indigenous Art 2021 will be running September 11 – November 20, 2021.


Meet Artist, Ann Viggers

Ann Viggers is a young artist currently studying Visual and Creative Arts at Sheridan College. She grew up in the small town of Mount Albert and developed an interest in art at a young age. Ann continued to pursue art in high school through the Arts Huron program at Huron Heights Secondary school. There she found a love for painting with acrylics, and it quickly became one of her favourite mediums to work with. Through her paintings Ann tries to connect with her Indigenous heritage. Now Ann has her sights set on a career in prop and set design for theatre and film.     

Artist Statement 

For the painting “Resilience” I was inspired by the fact that Canada’s entire Indigenous population is descended from surviving five percent of the original Indigenous population before colonization. I painted 5 percent of the canvas with bright oranges to represent the survivors but used muted blues to show the devastation of how many people were wiped out. As for the subject matter I chose a bear because it’s the clan my family belongs to. The bear also represents the continuing fight for reconciliation.  

In my “Still Life” painting I chose objects that help me feel a connection to my Indigenous heritage and represent the theme of healing. The painting shows some of the sacred medicines used to make medicine bags. To further the theme of healing I used mostly natural colours like green.   

The “Flower Garden” depicts a garden I pass by everyday when walking my dog. During these walks I like to take in my surroundings and develop a deep appreciation for nature. By painting a close-up on these flowers, I got to further appreciate their forms and colours that may otherwise go unnoticed.  


Ann’s Featured Artwork

Ann Viggers

Resilience, 2021

20″ x 16″ x 1″ / 50.8cm x 40.6m x 2.5cm



















Ann Viggers

Still Life, 2021

18″ x 24″ x 1″ / 45.7cm x 60.9cm x 2.5cm











Ann Viggers

Flower Garden, 2021

12″ x 9″ x 1″ / 30.5cm x 22.9cm x 2.5cm




















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Make sure to book your admission tickets to see Indigenous Art 2021! Can’t make it into the Museum? Watch our Facebook Livestream Here, where we take you around the Gallery to showcase the exhibition.