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IN THIS PLACE

October 16 2018 - November 20 2018

In This Place reaches into the past to root us in this place and time. Remembering and honouring the ancestors, upholding the land, and creating a place of welcoming, gathering and healing are the foundation of this convergent program.

Nump Ma Noch Gyai Yoo Lahss / We All Come From One Root is a multi-media exhibition by Kwakwakwk’wakw artist John Powell. This extensive body of work articulates the powerful interconnectedness of First Nations identities embedded within art and cultural practices, diversity, ceremony, and the everyday. Recognizing the impact of colonization on First Nations identity, the artist/archivist/witness welcomes, gathers and transforms stories, names, places and experiences as a means of creating space for healing traditional lands and people.

PUBLIC PLACE : SACRED SPACE incorporates place-naming, public art installations and an Indigenous garden. This undertaking by the Comox Valley Art Gallery in partnership with the K’omoks First Nation community and City of Courtenay, aims to unearth the significance of the land upon which the Centre for the Arts plaza has been constructed

Honouring: Speaking to Memory / Project of Heart is an arts-based collaboration developed by CVAG together with School District 71 Indigenous Education Services. This responsive legacy project honours the intent to promote reconciliation and healing embedded in two projects;
Speaking to Memory: Images and Voices from St. Michael’s Indian Residential School and
Project of Heart: Illuminating the Hidden History of Indian Residential Schools in BC.

The North Island Hospital Art Project design brief illustrates the ongoing development and installation of public artwork developed by CVAG’s creative team, local artists and cultural carriers for the new hospital. The imagery invites contemplation and rooting to the land, historical and current cultures of the region.

Exhibitions

  • PUBLIC PLACE : SACRED SPACE

    PUBLIC PLACE : SACRED SPACE incorporates place-naming, public art installations and an Indigenous garden. This undertaking by the Comox Valley Art Gallery in partnership with the K’omoks First Nation community and City of Courtenay, aims to unearth the significance of the land upon which the Centre for the Arts plaza has been constructed.   The project involves a… 

    October 27 2018 - January 1 2019
  • Nump ma noch gyai yoo lahss (We All Come From One Root)

    “Photography, archive and memory are intimately connected. Memory and photography both involve the process of recording images that may be used to recall the past. Memory itself is often characterized as an archive: a store house of things, meanings and images. This gives the impression that one can appeal to memory in order to recover… 

    October 16 - November 17 2018
  • Honouring: Project Of Heart / Speaking To Memory

    A collaboration between SD 71 Indigenous Education Services and Comox Valley Art Gallery. This exhibition is a responsive legacy project that honours the intent of two projects; Speaking to Memory: Images and Voices from St. Michael’s Indian Residential School and Project of Heart: Illuminating the Hidden History of Indian Residential Schools in BC.

    September 17 - December 7 2018
  • North Island Hospital Art Project

    View the design briefs on display at the gallery by the CVAG creative team for the new North Island Hospital.

    October 13 2017 - November 20 2018

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