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.
Welcome back Naomi!