Portrait of Owens Art Gallery Adjunct Curator Emily Critch wearing a black top and large round earrings.


Friday, 10 September 2021


7:00 pm

these are our monuments Curator Walkthrough with Emily Critch

Register to attend at: www.theseareourmonuments.eventbrite.ca

Join Owens Art Gallery Adjunct Curator, Emily Critch, for a special walkthrough of the exhibition these are our monuments.

these are our monuments
11 September – 2 November
rudi aker, Patricia Bourque, Lindsay Dawn Dobbin, Meagan Musseau
Curator: Emily Critch

these are our monuments is 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.

Masks are required at this event.

Venue Access
The stairs to the Owens from the entrance nearest the University Chapel have a handrail. There is also ramp access at this entrance, however, the ramp is steep. The stairs to the Owens entrance off York Street also have a handrail, but there is no ramp. The main floor of the Owens is wheelchair accessible. Our second-floor gallery is not accessible. Two flights of stairs lead to the second floor. The Owens welcomes guide dogs and other service animals.

Gendered bathrooms are located in the basement and are not wheelchair accessible. Two flights of stairs lead to the basement.

There are two, reserved, accessible parking spaces on the York Street side of the Gallery and one in the circular driveway adjacent to the Gallery. All parking on campus is free. See the Campus Map for all visitor parking.

If you have any questions about your visit, please email [email protected] or call (506) 364-2574

We would like to acknowledge, honour, and pay respect to the traditional owners and custodians—from all four directions—of the land on which we live. It is upon the unceded, ancestral lands of L’nuk (the Mi’kmaq) that the Owens Art Gallery is built. While this area is known as Sackville, New Brunswick, it is part of Siknikt, a district of the greater territory of Mi’kma’ki. This territory is covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship, which L’nuk, Wolastoqiyik, and Peskotomuhkati first signed with the British Crown in 1725. We express gratitude for the opportunity to love, work and play on this land.