March 23, 2017

NEW WORKS
All Pages – Skyscraper Right
All Pages – Skyscraper Left

CARLETON UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY HOSTS INSTALLATION HONOURING MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN, GIRLS AND TWO-SPIRIT PEOPLE

CARLETON UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY HOSTS INSTALLATION HONOURING MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN, GIRLS AND TWO-SPIRIT PEOPLE

This is a one-time, special-access media preview for capturing film and photographs of the Walking With Our Sisters (WWOS) commemorative installation at the Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG). Photos and film footage will not be allowed afterward.

Interviews (live and pre-taped) can be scheduled throughout the installation, which ends on Oct. 16, 2015.

What: Walking With Our Sisters media preview
When: Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Carleton University Art Gallery, St. Patrick’s Building, Carleton University

Note: Members of the local Indigenous community and the local and national organizing committees will be present and available for interviews in English and French.

Directions: For a map and directions to CUAG, please see http://cuag.carleton.ca/index.php/visiting/directions/.

Background: Walking With Our Sisters is a commemorative installation made up of more than 1,800 pairs of moccasin vamps, including children’s vamps, dedicated to the memory of children who did not return from residential school and arranged on the floor in a winding path formation. The vamps (or “uppers”) are intentionally not sewn into moccasins in order to represent the women, children and Two-Spirit people whose lives were so tragically cut short. Visitors remove their shoes to walk alongside the vamps, on a pathway of cloth, in symbolic acts of solidarity and respect.

Walking With Our Sisters is a collective, collaborative, community-based memorial that creates a ceremonial public space so that people can come together to honour, to mourn, to remember and to raise awareness.

It is hosted at CUAG in partnership with Gallery 101. For more information on the installation, please go to: http://cuag.carleton.ca/.

Contacts:

Gabrielle Fayant
Media Relations, Walking With Our Sisters
(613) 909-7181
gvfayant@live.ca

Gabby Richichi-Fried
Media Relations, Walking With Our Sisters
(613) 408-6428
gabs13.fried@gmail.com

Sandra Dyck
Director, Carleton University Art Gallery
(613) 520-2600, ext. 1357
sandra.dyck@carleton.ca

Laura Margita
Director/Curator, Gallery 101
(613) 230-2799
director@g101.ca

All Posts – Leaderboard Bottom

About The Author

MUSKRAT Magazine

MUSKRAT is an on-line Indigenous arts, culture magazine that honours the connection between humans and our traditional ecological knowledge by exhibiting original works and critical commentary. MUSKRAT embraces both rural and urban settings and uses media arts, the Internet, and wireless technology to investigate and disseminate traditional knowledges in ways that inspire their reclamation.

Related posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *