Boarder X Jordan Bennett, Micheal Langan/Colonialism Skateboards (in collaboration with Kent Monkman), Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Roger Crait, Steven Davies, Mark Igloliorte, Mason Mashon, Meagan Musseau, Meghann O'Brien, Les Ramsay, and Amanda Strong September 18 to November 15, 2020 Curated by Jaimie Isaac Organized and circulated by Winnipeg Art Gallery See link below for COVID-19 protocol Centering contemporary works by Indigenous artists who surf, skate, and snowboard, Boarder X is an affirmation of cultural resilience and an acknowledgment of ongoing respect and reverence for the land. Paintings in the exhibition present narratives and observations of traditions, movement, balance, and entanglements of space, place, and belonging. Mobilizing traditional histories, the artworks conceptually bridge the past and present with reinventions in carving, weaving, and performance. Video and photography capture the energy of boarding with unbridled motivation and physicality.
This event is free.
Nanaimo Art Gallery
Nanaimo Art Gallery is located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. The Gallery enhances the cultural environment of Vancouver Island, serving a regional population base of approximately 225,000, through exhibitions, education, and outreach that encourages active public involvement with the visual arts. The Gallery presents a program of excellent exhibitions by professional contemporary artists and dynamic public programs that explore exhibition themes in the gallery and in the community. We offer innovative workshops, lectures, and hands-on activities for both children and adults at Art Lab, our dedicated space for learning, which opened in 2014. The Gallery maintains a growing collection of art and holds works by significant artists from British Columbia. We connect with over 12,500 children across three school districts each year through TD Artists in the Schools, and operate The Gallery Store which features unique, high-quality, locally made objects, and contributes to the livelihood of artists in our region.
150 Commercial Street
This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.