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"Maawanji'idiwag: They Come Together" Exhibition by Chelsea Smith


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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


Temiskaming Art Gallery

325 Farr Drive

Temiskaming Shores, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Discover the work of Ontario Culture Days Creative in Residence Chelsea Smith's including photographs, foraging journal renderings and a hand-tied, hand-dyed quilt.

This exhibition will be on display for the duration of the listed dates. Registration is not required to visit the exhibition. Registration will provide updates and reminders of the event.

Date: September 22nd - October 15th, 2023

Time: Gallery Hours (Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 4:00pm)

Location: Temiskaming Art Gallery, 325 Farr Dr, Haileybury, ON

Venue Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible, Gender Neutral Washrooms, Parking

About the Program:

Chelsea Smith is an artist of mixed European and Anishinaabe descent from Northern Ontario. Chelsea will grow her own plants to create dye, which she will use to tint natural fabric. The fabric will then be made into a traditional hand-tied quilt through a series of community quilting and story-sharing sessions. The artist will exhibit the resulting artwork and host an artist talk and participatory workshop, inviting attendees to experiment on paper with natural pigments created by the artist.

About the Artist:

Chelsea uses her art practice to highlight the importance of slow living and our natural surroundings. She graduated from OCAD University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting, where she focused on creating works with materials foraged from the land, and maintains this as a key component of her practice. Through this process, she has learned about plants and soil in intimate ways, learning their names, their stories, and their characteristics. Chelsea is currently in the process of completing a Bachelors of Education and hopes to be able to share the knowledge she has gained over the years with her future students.


This program is a part of the Creatives In Residence series by Ontario Culture Days.



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Ontario Culture Days is dedicated to fostering the public’s engagement with Ontario’s arts, culture and heritage as a means of enriching our communities while supporting the vibrancy and sustainability of our sector.