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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

#HopeAndHealingCanada Installation, Tracey-Mae Chambers


Fibre & textile arts Indigenous Nature & outdoors Sculpture & installation Truth and Reconciliation
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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


Riverside Park

Riverside Park

Guelph, ON

Directions: Near the Marilyn Drive entrance.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Métis artist Tracey-Mae Chambers brings her site-specific art installation #hopeandhealingcanada to Riverside Park. Visitors can view the installation 24/7 near the Marilyn Drive entrance.

Tracey-Mae Chambers threads connections between people, communities, and the environment. With this work, the artist responds to our individual and collective experiences of the pandemic and of the discoveries of the remains of Indigenous children buried at former Residential Schools.

Themes of hope and healing drive Chambers’ work as she symbolically reconnects a fractured society with tangled webs of red yarn. The colour red represents blood, passion, anger, courage and love.

#hopeandhealingcanada invites visitors to engage with the idea of connection, asking how communities can move forward to heal and support one another through traumatic and life-altering events.

“The yarn is used to illustrate connections between people and their environment and each other,” says Chambers. “More specifically, the connections between First Nations, Inuit and Métis is called into question considering that they are somehow outside of the general Canadian community. The thought of decolonizing spaces is also a major factor in this project.”



City of Guelph Museums & Culture

Guelph Museums and Culture exists to:

* Collect and protect artifacts, artworks and stories that reflect our community

* Share the collections and stories − locally, nationally and internationally − through exhibition, interpretation, and online access

* Provide inclusive, accessible, interactive, and enlightening experiences

* Nurture interest and engagement in history, art and culture

* Cultivate a connection to place, with focus on the tangible and intangible cultural landscape unique to Guelph

Guelph Museums and Culture is pleased to commission this activation for Culture Days in support of our local artists and in service of our local community and beyond.

In Guelph we’re grounded in community and our deep connection to the environment. We look out for one another, celebrate our diversity and smile at each other in the streets. We are leaders who shape tomorrow. We tackle local and global challenges through innovation, art and action. And we’re committed to inclusive prosperity – because together, we’re stronger.

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