Join us on July 7th at 6:30 pm in The Oval for the Opening Ceremony of ‘Wabanaki’ 2022.
A multidisciplinary exhibition that honours and highlights the work and heritage of Indigenous artists from Atlantic Canada. We are overjoyed to showcase works from painters, woodcarvers, silversmiths, bead and quill artists, ceramists and late master artists.
The work of East Coast Indigenous artists tells the important story of the people most affected by the arrival of the settlers. Wabanaki is a rare cornucopia of traditional and artistic knowledge infused with personal experiences of the modern-day. It is a testimony to the people’s resilience of the dawn living on the territory called Wabanaki.
The Wabanaki people, also known as the People of the dawn, are the easternmost tribes of Turtle Island, also referred to as Northeastern woodland tribes. Their culture and language have been in existence for over 10,000 years. Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqewik, Penobscot, Passamaquoddy and Abenaki are the member tribes: Tribes that have endured the earliest and most prolonged contact with the new man on this continent.
‘Wabanaki’ will be up at The Oval in Yorkville from July 7th – 17th.
For more information, please visit https://www.galleryonqueen.com/wabanaki