Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG

Wrapped in Culture

15 November – 23 November 2017

CUAG is hosting Wrapped in Culture, a powerful reclamation project grounded in community engagement. Ten artists will work at CUAG from 10 am - 4 pm on 15-17 November and 20-22 November, and from noon - 4 pm on 18 November. You are welcome to drop by and observe the artists while they work!

Wrapped in Culture involves six Australian Aboriginal artists working with four Canadian Indigenous artists. The Australian artists are: Maree Clarke (Mutti Mutti, Yorta Yorta, Boon Wurrung), Vicki West (Tasmanian), Mitch Mahoney (Boon Wurrung, Barkindji), Molly Mahoney (Boon Wurrung, Barkindji), Kerri Clarke (Boon Wurrung), and Wade Mahoney (Barkindji). The Canadian artists are: Rosalie Favell (Métis), Barry Ace (Anishinaabe [Odawa]), Meryl McMaster (Cree) and Adrian Stimson (Siksika [Blackfoot]).

The artists will collectively create one Blackfoot buffalo robe and one Australian Aboriginal possum skin cloak. The project is an extended performance art project that unfolds through this series of workshops.

Wrapped in Culture is supported by a Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter grant. Be sure to look out for the Wrapped in Culture exhibition, which will be presented at the Ottawa Art Gallery in fall 2018.

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