Woodland is pleased to present an exciting line up of Winter Events! This season Brantford, Ontario will be bursting with several activities to chase those winter blues away. With a wide selection of events, there is sure to be something every family, student, or senior will enjoy during their visit. All events are open to the general public.
The line-up of events include:
What’s Left of Us performances February 11 at 8PM & 12 at 3PM. A very powerful autobiographical work that is co-created and performed by Justin Many Fingers (Southern Alberta), and Brian Solomon (Northern Ontario). Join us for this exclusive performance that features a solo performance and Artist Talk. Tickets available in advance online or at the door.
WCC will host Theresa McCarthy’s Book Launch February 24 at 7PM. Her book ‘In Divided Unity’ Haudenosaunee Reclamation at Grand River discusses the land issues and the “initiatives that promote Haudenosaunee traditionalism and languages” surrounding Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Upcoming exhibition UnReZerved will open February 25 at 12PM. Curated by A/Artistic Director of WCC, Kevin Lamure, this show will explore the different artists from the Woodland Collection in relation to treaty areas in Canada. Don’t miss this exciting exhibition happening February 25 – May 2 in the galleries at WCC.
Part Two of Ancestors in the Archives Presents The Mohawk Institute. This semi-annual presentation is scheduled for February 26 at 2PM and will showcase the two large collections of photos donated to the Centre in recent years.
Ęgaenagadat: (They Raise their Voices to the Creator) Saturday, March 4 at 7PM. Join us for Woodland’s annual Coffee House and Open Mic Night. This evening will feature phenomenal music from Indigenous artists Cheri Maracle, Genevieve Fisher, and Iskwe! Bring a friend and a guitar. Doors open at 6:45PM. This is a FREE event.
Voices Yet to Come, a storytelling project, led by Playwright/Performer/Storyteller Falen Johnson and Visual Artist/Storyteller Elizabeth Doxtator, will explore various formats of storytelling with four youth members from the original Group of Six in Grand River. Workshops will take place every Wednesday and culminate in a live showcase on March 25, 7PM.
The Colonization Road documentary will screen April 19 at 7PM. This film takes you to Fort Frances, the hometown of Ryan McMahon (Anishinaabe), where disturbingly daily reminders of the colonization and displacement of the Indigenous people exist. Stop in for the film screening and Artist Talk with Michelle St. John. This is a FREE event.
Lastly, First Nations Art (FNA) will return May 26 – July 28. One of the longest running annual exhibits that provide established and emerging First Nations artists the opportunity to showcase and sell their work in a gallery setting. If you’re interested in submitting works, be sure to fill out the forms on our website!
While visiting the Centre be sure to check out the new exhibition: Walking Together, which brought together students and former students of the Mohawk Institute, and features the artwork of eleven talented First Nations students grades 10-12 from Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Vocational School in Brantford. “Walking Together” will exhibit February 4 – May 2.
For more info call 519-759-2650 or check back often for more updates!
Woodland Cultural Centre is excited to announce our partnership with Skateboard Project 2023!The Skateboard Project is an initiative that aims to promote Onkwehón:we artwork, active bodies, and collaboration between cultural centers across multiple Indigenous communities.In its second year, Kahnawà:ke, Kanehsatà:ke, Kenhtè:ke, Ahkwesáhsne and Six Nations came together to create seven skateboards graphics showcasing the range of styles and cultural imagery.Skateboard culture values inclusivity, individuality, creativity, and freedom and blending these with Indigenous traditions has created a project that connects communities through local art and skateboarding.Profits from the skateboard sales go towards compensation for the artist’s work and to help fund events related to June 21st (Go Skate Day/Indigenous Day/First Day of Summer).We hope to see more Indigenous communities being part of the project in the future!Woodland Cultural Centre is thrilled to participate in this fantastic community project. We will feature the seven skateboards from the participating artists in our online gift store and in the Stan Hill Gallery starting Saturday, February 18. Visit our website to support Skateboard Project 2023: woodlandculturalcentre.ca/skateboard-project-2023/... See MoreSee Less