The Woodland Cultural Centre would like to welcome back our Artistic Director, Naomi Johnson, from maternity leave.
Naomi Johnson (Mohawk) from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, creates, develops and coordinates artistic exhibitions and public programming at Woodland Cultural Centre and with other partner institutions. Naomi has had several years’ experience within the arts as a visual artist, community artist, and curator. Naomi has a BFA honours – Visual Arts – from York University and a diploma in Cultural Resource Management from the University of Victoria. In 2013 she was hired as the Woodland Cultural Centre’s first Artistic Director. During this time she has curated several art exhibitions including the group exhibition Origins (2013) and the solo show Kent Monkman (2014). Other notable programs include the Tehonkieron:nions (They are Entertaining) performing arts series. Naomi is also an active member of several committees and boards including: the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, The ‘Save the Evidence’ Committee and The Six Nations Cultural Experience Committee.
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