Call for Artists: Truth and Reconciliation Project - Algonquin Indigenous Art ExhibitExplore
- Event DateJanuary 22, 2023
- TimeAll Day
- Location26596 Hwy 62, L'Amable, ON
About Call for Artists: Truth and Reconciliation Project - Algonquin Indigenous Art Exhibit
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Call to Artists:
Truth and Reconciliation Project – Algonquin Indigenous Art Exhibit
Art Submission Deadline: June 30, 2023
Exhibition Date: October 3 - 28, 2023 at Art Gallery of Bancroft
Honorarium (if selected): $400
Artist / Curator Meeting
Sunday January 22 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
26596 Hwy 62 L'Amable (beside the Dungannon Recreation Centre)
Curators Robin Tinney and Rocky Green will be hosting a live, in person meeting to discuss the details of non-Indigenous participation in the Truth and Reconciliation Project at the Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin First Nation office. We will be workshopping informal discussions about how you may wish to encapsulate the idea (and the ideal) of “Reconciliation” in your artwork.
**For more context and background information, please read the Canadian Government’s report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, calls to action.
If you are not able to attend this meeting, we are planning Zoom meetings scheduled throughout February to cover the same information. Dates and times to be announced soon.
Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin First Nation is developing an exhibition of both Algonquin and Settler artwork that will explore the boundaries and implications of the Truth and Reconciliation report, and future of Canada.
The Truth and Reconciliation Project is a means for both Indigenous people and non-indigenous Canadians to contemplate our divergent history, our contentious present, the potential of our future, and then summon the will and the resolve to change our relationship for the better.
The project will be structured as two separate but connected, art exhibits that will be shown one after the other at the Art Gallery of Bancroft in September and October of 2023. Each exhibition will feature a unique mix of artwork and artists. We hope to expand this exhibit to other communities, cities and provinces in the future.
Part One - “Truth”
This first installment of the exhibit will exclusively be Algonquins of Ontario artists exploring the truth of their relationship with Canada. These exhibitions are political. We are showing Canadians the Truth of what successive governments have done for hundreds of years, and continue to do, as a means of diminishing Indigenous success, culture and connection to our lands. We are looking for strong ideas and concepts that will make people stop and think.
Expression of Interest
If you are interested in participating in “Truth” (must be an Algonquin community artist) please visit https://www.truthandreconciliationproject.ca/truth/ to fill out a short form to provide information about you and your art/craft. You will be contacted following your submission. If your work is chosen and is exhibited in the gallery for the show, you will be paid an Artist Fee. Those who are not selected to show at the gallery will still be featured on the Algonquin Artist website (no artist fee provided).
Part Two - “Reconciliation”
The second half of the exhibit is for non-Indigenous Artists from the greater Bancroft area for the “Reconciliation” part of the exhibit. Reconciliation requires Canadians to see and acknowledge the Truth of what was historically done to eliminate Indigenous people as a means gaining free access to our land and resources. It means looking carefully at the ways these efforts continue to repress Indigenous people through laws and processes that make our success more difficult. It is a time to showcase the ways in which Indigenous and non-Indigenous can come together and build a stronger relationship, grow in understanding of one another, heal cultural wounds and right the wrongs of the past.
If you want more context and background information, please read the Canadian Government’s report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, calls to action.
Expression of Interest
If you are interested in the “Reconciliation” part of the project, please visit https://www.truthandreconciliationproject.ca/reconciliation/ to fill out a short form to provide information about you and your art/craft. You will be contacted following your submission. If your work is chosen and is exhibited in the gallery for the show, you will be paid an Artist Fee,
Please see https://www.truthandreconciliationproject.ca/ for more information on the Truth and Reconciliation Art Exhibit.