- July 21, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Four Faces of the Moon is multi-media installation that provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the elaborate sets, puppets, and props created for the new stop motion animated film by the same name. The story is told in four chapters, which explore the reclamation of language and Nationhood, and peel back the layers of Canada’s colonial history. A personal story told through the eyes of director and writer Amanda Strong, as she connects the oral and written history of her family as well as the history of the Michif (Métis), Cree and Anishinaabe people and their cultural ties to the buffalo. Canada’s extermination agenda of the buffalo isn’t recorded as fervently as it was in the United States, yet the same tactics were used north of the border to control the original inhabitants of the land. This story seeks to uncover some of that history and establish the importance of cultural practice, resistance and language revival from a personal perspective. Artistic collaborators include: Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Raven John, Femke van Delft, Chloe Bluebird, Dora Cepic, Dusty Hagerud, William Weird, Daniel Guay, Lydia Brown, Terrance Azzuolo, Callum Paterson, Tim Daniel, Joce Weird, Ian Nakamoto, Lynn Dana Wilton, Zed Alexander, Danielle Wilson, Damien Buddy Eaglebear, Colour Sound Lab Studio, Boldly Creative, Outpost Media and Menalon Music, along with the support of many others.
By Amanda Strong
- Curated by Glenn Alteen
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- January 21, 2016 to April 27, 2019
Spark: Fireside Artist Talks is an informal lunchtime artist talk series hosted by grunt gallery in the Native Education College’s longhouse on the third Thursday of each month. Featuring emerging Indigenous artists with diverse practices ranging from animation to street art, spoken word to sculpture. Bring a bag lunch or grab some home cookin’ from the NEC’s canteen and join in the conversation by the fire as we talk about what inspires artists to make work.
By Alanna Edwards, Amanda Strong, Anchi Lin, Anne Riley, Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Chandra Melting Tallow, Cole Pauls, Dusty Hagerüd, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Hans Winkler, JB the First Lady, Jeane Riley, Kali Spitzer, Krystle Coughlin, Lacie Burning, Larissa Healey, Levi Nelson, Madelaine McCallum, Mark Igloliorte, Meagan Musseau, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo, Raven John, Rodrigo Hernandez-Gomez, Sarah Shamash, T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss, Vi Levitt, Whess Harman
- Curated by Alanna Edwards, Amanda Strong, Kylie Joe, Maize Longboat, Whess Harman