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The Water We Call Home | Exhibition

Re-presencing indigenous womens connections to fish, water and family around the Salish Sea

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The Water We Call Home | Exhibition

Time & Location

Jul 23, 5:00 p.m. – Aug 21, 5:00 p.m.

Yellowhouse Art Centre, 2517 Sturdies Bay Rd, Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0, Canada

About The Event

Exhibition Opening: The Water We Call Home

Yellowhouse Art Centre, Galiano Island

July 23rd, 2022

5:00: Exhibition Opens

7:00 Opening Remarks and Reception

The Water We Call Home is a physical and digital exhibition opening at the Yellowhouse Art Centre on Galiano Island

Over the past two years siyēye nii 'u tthu sut'ku'luts | siyēye tun’i ‘utl sqwun’u an -  advisory circle of six Indigenous matriarchs - have gathered on Galiano Island to re-presence their connections to fish, water, and family around the Salish Sea.

This work is being shared in an exhibition co-curated by Rosemary Georgeson, Kate Hennessy, Jessica Hallenbeck and siyēye nii 'u tthu sut'ku'luts | siyēye tun’i ‘utl sqwun’u at the Yellowhouse Art Centre on Galiano Island, BC.

The exhibition features a series of films about these gatherings, and new works in photography, video, and sound by Kali Spitzer, Richard Wilson, and Rosemary Georgeson.

We are inviting you to attend the official opening being held on July 23rd at 7:00 PM on Galiano Island as an honored guest.

The Water We Call Home is the continuation of a lifetime of research by Coast Salish ⎸Sahtu Dene artist Rosemary Georgeson and emerges from her decade-long collaboration with Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) postdoctoral scholar Dr. Jessica Hallenbeck. This work has led to the recovery of the identities of Rosemary Georgeson’s ancestral grandmothers and reconnection with their descendants.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our partners and funders: Canada Council for the Arts | Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council | First Peoples Cultural Council | BC Arts Council | Simon Fraser University Community Engaged Research Initiative | Simon Fraser University Aboriginal Reconciliation Council | Decolonizing Water The Yellowhouse Art Centre Society | The Access to Media Education Society

Special thank you’s and acknowledgements Penelakut Elder Augie Sylvester : many Hych'kas for sharing stories and knowledge with us Janice Wilson | Nova Weipert | Camille Georgeson Usher | Diane Craig | Stephen Stewart | Gulf Islands Film and Television School | Babes in the Woods | Porlier Pass Provisions | Chunche Topanga | Deblekha Guin | Eden Toth

Schedule


  • 4 hours

    Exhibition Opening at 5pm, Remarks and Reception at 7pm!

    Main House

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