General · 9th May 2014
Campbell River Art Gallery
Can the act of sewing share a message and bring a community together to address our history? Come and meet artist Leah Decter (Winnipeg) and curator Jaime Isaac (Sagkeeng First Nation) and together we will address truth telling and reconciliation wielding needles and thread.
This touring project, called (official denial) trade value in progress, is a giant composite of Hudson Bay blankets, created in response to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s 2009 statement “we…have no history of colonialism” in Canada. The public is invited to hand-sew community responses - collected from across the country - onto the blanket. Come to sew, to see the blanket or to write your response in the project book.
All are welcome and no sewing skills are required!
The event will be in the Art Gallery lobby or in Spirit Square (depending on weather).
For more information, contact the Art Gallery: 250-287-2261 / directorcrartgallery.ca
Sponsored by Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre at Algoma University in Ontario.