Artist — Gwen Monnet
Sculptural Installation — Situated in CVAG’s Hub Gallery during week of honouring, May 1-7, and will remain until May 27, 2023.
This fabric sculpture was created for Indigenous Education SD71 to be a part of an ongoing project to create awareness for our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls+.
The idea was to create a 3-D version for impact and personalize the dresses to represent different Indigenous groups. As I am Metis, my dress is adorned with a sash and floral pattern to honour the women and girls of my culture.
My gratitude to the Miki’siw Metis Association for the donation of the child’s sash.
I respectfully acknowledge that the land we gather on is the Unceded Traditional Territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of this land.
National Week of Action for MMIWG2S | May 1 – 7, 2023
Red Dress Day | May 5, 2023
Honours the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, 2 spirit, and gender diverse people in Canada by encouraging learning and building awareness to end violence against Indigenous women, girls, 2 spirit, and gender diverse people.
Miki’siw Metis Association
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
Métis Nation British Columbia – Ministries
The Comox Valley Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges that we are located upon the Unceded Traditional Territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. CVAG recognizes the enduring presence of First Nations people on this land.
The gallery is grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with artists, writers, guest curators, community partners, our volunteers, donors + members. CVAG’s convergent programming is made possible through the support of our funders: Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Government of Canada, Province of BC, City of Courtenay, Town of Comox, Village of Cumberland, Comox Valley Regional District, BC Gaming | Local Support: School District 71, Innov8 Digital Solutions, Lacasse Construction, Progressive Systems, Phi Architecture, Sherwin Williams, Safe and Sound Window Film, Pacific Audio Works, Shine-Eze Ltd., Muir Engineering Ltd., Izco Technology Solutions, Cumberland Village Work, West Coast Home Theatres, Industrial Plastics and Paints| Community Collaborators: School District 71 Print Shop, ABC Printing + Signs, School District 71 Indigenous Education, Miki’siw Metis Association