Quilt of Belonging the Documentary, will be the next online film screening at Woodland Cultural Centre.
Do you know the story behind the making of Quilt of Belonging?
Our Team is excited to host another virtual event for the community at home. Join us August 16th for a Free Film Screening of “Quilt of Belonging; A Place for All” Documentary with a live introduction and Q & A with the Artist Esther Bryan.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we were unable to keep the exhibition open. As we prepare for re-opening we are announcing the online screening of the full length documentary that goes along with this textile piece on August 16, 2020 at 7pm.
Quilt of Belonging is a richly hued portrait of the human family, created by Esther Bryan. It is a 120 ft long collaborative textile art project. The 263 blocks portray the rich cultural legacies of every nation of the world. The Quilt represents over 70 Indigenous Nations in Canada; from Abenaki to Yellowknives Dene First Nation including community members of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.
In addition, the exhibition will be extended through to October 31, 2020 to ensure the community has a chance to witness this incredible collaborative piece.
The documentary recounts the story of making the Quilt and includes interviews with artist Esther Bryan and many block makers.
The film screening will include an introduction and a live Q & A with artist Esther Bryan and will take place virtually on a private zoom meeting.
Free Admission but limited seating capacity in the virtual room.
Wifi/Internet Connection and streaming device will be required.
“This film screening allows the community to get to know the story of Quilt of Belonging from the comfort of their own homes before we prepare to open the exhibition back up to the public.” – Layla Black, Marketing Coordinator
Block by Block, Community by Community, the Quilt brings us all together.
We look forward to seeing you and your family for this Virtual Learning Experience.
The Woodland Cultural Centre wants to say nya:węh/niá:wen to our giving community for your generosity on #GivingTuesdayCA. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for your continued support of the Centre and the work we do! Executive Director Heather George writes “Our supporters and donors have once again displayed their generosity and that they, like all of us at Woodland, are passionate about cultural reclamation, preservation, and celebration. Your support of our language department is an act of true kindness and love. Our languages are so much more than words on paper – language frames deep philosophical and relational understandings that help all of us engage in kinder, more compassionate ways and is an important part of our healing from the trauma of residential school. Like many not-for-profit organizations that participate in #GivingTuesday, charitable donations form an important part of our financial wellbeing and they are also an important indication that you believe in us and the work we do. Wa’tkwanonhwerá:ton’ (I to you all, sending forth embracing, celebratory, good energy)”Thanks to your generous contributions we were able to raise $25,352 in support of the preservation of Hodinohsho:ni languages and the important revitalization work being done at Woodland. Nya:węh/Niá:wen to the Dufresne-Ray Family Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation, which for the fourth consecutive year in a row has matched the first $5,000 of your donations. We are so grateful to have your continued support and generous contribution. To find out how you can support Woodland, visit our website: woodlandculturalcentre.ca/support-us/ #OnHeritage #OntarioHistory #Indigenous #IndigenousVoices #IndigenousArt #IndigenousEvents #FirstNations #FN #IndigenousKnowledge #IndigenousCulture #BrantOnt #TruthandReconciliation ... See MoreSee Less