Honouring Tradition: Reframing Native Art

Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 4:00am

Glenbow museum in Calgary presents a group show, "Honouring Tradition: Reframing Native Art" which includes a video piece Nimin o aya’n / I have recovered by OCAD Drawing & Painting Instructor, Tannis Nielsen.

"In Nimin o aya’n / I have recovered, the disappearance and reappearance of my body reads as a metaphor of survival. The black paint spread over flesh - combined with the sounds of the train, serve as reference points of colonial westward expansion, and the intended erasure of My People.
The blackness of the paint transforms itself into oil, (a metaphor of blood), and my arms begin to echo the movements of vigorously, rotating steel wheels. The screaming sound of the train (in the first half of video) is made to be painfully un-bearable. The harshness of the pitch of sound, does not allow for anyone, else or “other” to be heard.
The latter half of this video depicts (our / my) recovery– I recover; reclaim my physical my thoughts, my spirit. Here - there is a profound silence; as winter blankets sound so too does this white paint - that allows for the act of remembering.

Poka Laenui, in his article titled “The Processes of De-colonization” teaches; that there are “five distinct phases of a peoples decolonization. They are (1) rediscovery and recovery, (2) mourning, (3) dreaming, (4) commitment, and (5) action.”

Rebirth, recovery, revitalization; this is my story and so it is titled Nimin o aya’n / I have recovered."

Venue & Address: 
Glenbow Museum 130 — 9 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta

Soft Grids Elastic Walls

Friday, April 4, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 4:00am

Stride Gallery in Calgary, Alberta presents new work by Material Art & Design Instructor Vessna Perunovich.

Venue & Address: 
The Stride Gallery 1004 MacLoed Tr. S.E., Calgary, Alberta

Mnemonic Traces: Sarah Nind

Sarah Nind
Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 5:00am to Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 5:00am

Newzones gallery in Calgary presents new work by Faculty of Art Instructor Sarah Nind.

Venue & Address: 
Newzones 730 Eleventh Ave SW, Calgary, Ontario


photo with multi coloured stripe overlay
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm



Professor Sarah Nind’s sabbatical year focused around three main areas of work. Her own studio production resulted in a solo show in Montreal and Calgary. She was included in group shows in Montreal and Miami and is currently part of a touring show scheduled in eight museums across North America. Professor Nind was an OCADU Massey Visiting Scholar for the 2014-2015 academic year. She also continued to work in Beijing for Laurel Films, and worked on English subtitles and writing for three feature films. One of these films, The Continent, has become the 5th highest grossing film of all time in China.

Professor Nind was awarded two separate residencies with the Ville de Paris. She spent a total of four months of her sabbatical year working in a studio in Paris.


Sarah Nind, Film Scores, Galerie Youn, Montreal, 2015

Venue & Address: 
OCADU 100 McCaul St Room 667