A small beige crochet doily has a cluster of black, teal and green glass beds clustered in its centre. It hangs from clear fishing line. On the floor, its shadow obscures three lines of wavy text.


Wednesday, 27 October 2021


6:30 pm

Online Panel Discussion: these are our monuments

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Featuring artists rudi aker, Patricia Bourque, Lindsay Dawn Dobbin, Meagan Musseau, and exhibition curator Emily Critch, this panel discussion will explore issues and themes raised in the exhibition these are our monuments, a gathering of artwork that honours the histories and memories embedded in the traditional waterways of the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik.

The title of the exhibition comes from “Poem 10,” by Mi’kmaw poet Rita Joe, in which she expresses a desire for the reader to reject colonial understandings of historical records and monuments and emphasizes the importance of holding reverence for the lands and waters that connect us throughout Mi’kma’ki and Wabanaki Territory. Using photography, installation, beadwork, sound, and poetry, the artists generate counter-cartographic narratives that honour the kinships and knowledge systems held within these waterways that sustain us.

Free. All are welcome to attend.