Doxtater, Hill, Anthony … since forever…

August 4 – 27, 2017
Opening Reception Friday August 4, 7 – 9:30pm

Elizabeth Doxtater, Barbara-Helen Hill, and Tracey Anthony –
three Six Nations artists celebrating Indigenistance

Curators: Greg Davies and Shelley Niro

... since forever... invitationThe Carnegie Gallery is proud to present …since forever…, a celebration of Indigenous existence, resistance and survival. From its inception, this exhibition has recognised the importance of critical reflection upon Indigenous peoples’ inherent right to be heard.

The thematic content of the works each address celebration juxtaposed with history. Their work was not produced in the service of a sesquicentennial anniversary. Theirs is an honest statement from the perspective of Indigenistance. In this respect, …since forever… contributes to the dialogue and process of healing and reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and Canadians.

This exhibit creates a platform for Indigenous peoples to have that dialogue with Canadians. As we confront the troubles of the past and present, we recognize the importance of reconciliation. Visitors will discover the significance of Indigenous existence; an existence which has persevered on Turtle Island since creation, …since forever …

Opening thanksgiving address will be presented by Dr. Rick Monture, Indigenous Studies, McMaster University.

(verb: In/di/gen/is/tance = Indigenous existence and resistance)

Hamilton Spectator exhibition review by Regina Haggo “Carnegie Gallery exhibit shows healing from a painful past“.

Video highlighting the works on display. Special thanks to Angela Elijah and Judy Swamp for the text translations. Many thanks to A Tribe Called Red for kindly granting permission to include their music.

Exhibition views (photography by J. Wrobel):

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada. Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.

The Carnegie Gallery also acknowledges the support of the Dundas Museum and Archives, Indigenous Studies and Peace Studies at McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario, and Bryan Prince Bookseller.

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