Canvas of Belonging: An Indigenous Art Journey
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Rose garden, by Science, Math and School of Music buildings
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to pick up a brush and participate in an Indigenous-led community art project taking place in the Rose Garden. The workshop will run from 9am – 5pm, Friday September 22. Led by Cree student and artist Holly Star Tait, Canvas of Belonging: An Indigenous Art Journey was designed in collaboration with Indigenous students. The installation will feature a “flowing landscape and animal silhouettes which explore our ancestral and cultural connection with nature. The scenes depicted in each animal will reflect the richness of our cultures and traditions.”
Memorial University is situated on the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous Peoples, who have lived on these lands and waters since time immemorial. It is essential that Indigenous students see themselves in the landscape of the university through art, language, and student engagement. This art installation will remain in place for one year, when the Indigenous-led collaborative art process will be repeated.
Presented by Indigenous Student Resource Centre