Viewing of Original Written Treaty No. 9 & Daniel MacMartin Diary with Alanis Obomsawin


A public discussion with Alanis Obomsawin and a special one-night loan of the original written Treaty No. 9 and diary by Ontario Treaty commissioner Daniel MacMartin.

 
DateWednesday, March 28, 2018 - 6:30pm

Phone

416-977-6000 x456

Cost

Free

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Location

Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)

Alanis Obomsawin, an exhibiting artist in Onsite Gallery's exhibition, The Sunshine Eaters, will discuss her documentary, Trick or Treaty?, and important issues surrounding the verbal and written Treaty No. 9. This event will also feature a special one-night loan of the written Treaty No. 9 and diary by Ontario Treaty commissioner Daniel MacMartin.

 

Alanis Obomsawin is one of Canada’s most distinguished documentary filmmakers. Obomsawin’s award-winning films address the struggles of Indigenous peoples in Canada from their perspective, giving prominence to voices that have long fallen on deaf ears. An Officer of the Order of Canada, she has received multiple Governor General’s Awards, lifetime achievement awards and honorary degrees.

 

The Sunshine Eaters is an original multi-sensory exhibition that highlights how artists and designers look to the land and its plants, flowers and trees as a means to imagine and conjure hope in the face of local and global crises.

Featuring work by: Shary Boyle, Nick Cave, Robert Holmes, Jim Holyoak, Brian Jungen, Jessica Karuhanga, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Nina Leo and Moez Surani, Tony Matelli, Alanis Obomsawin, Ebony G. Patterson and Winnie Truong. Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith.

Exhibition runs January 10 to April 15, 2018.

 

About Onsite Gallery – www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.

 

Support
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

The Sunshine Eaters is also produced with the support of Nexus Investments.

Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges that the new gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper.

 

Image: Alanis Obomsawin, Trick or Treaty? (still), 2014, video, 1 hour 24 minutes. Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada.



Image: Alanis Obomsawin, Trick or Treaty? (still), 2014, video, 1 hour 24 minutes. Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada
DateWednesday, March 28, 2018 - 6:30pm

Phone

416-977-6000 x456

Cost

Free

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Website Location

Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)

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The Sunshine Eaters
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 6:30pm

Alanis Obomsawin, an exhibiting artist in Onsite Gallery's exhibition, The Sunshine Eaters, will discuss her documentary, Trick or Treaty?, and important issues surrounding the verbal and written Treaty No. 9. This event will also feature a special one-night loan of the written Treaty No. 9 and diary by Ontario Treaty commissioner Daniel MacMartin.

 

Alanis Obomsawin is one of Canada’s most distinguished documentary filmmakers. Obomsawin’s award-winning films address the struggles of Indigenous peoples in Canada from their perspective, giving prominence to voices that have long fallen on deaf ears. An Officer of the Order of Canada, she has received multiple Governor General’s Awards, lifetime achievement awards and honorary degrees.

 

The Sunshine Eaters is an original multi-sensory exhibition that highlights how artists and designers look to the land and its plants, flowers and trees as a means to imagine and conjure hope in the face of local and global crises.

Featuring work by: Shary Boyle, Nick Cave, Robert Holmes, Jim Holyoak, Brian Jungen, Jessica Karuhanga, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Nina Leo and Moez Surani, Tony Matelli, Alanis Obomsawin, Ebony G. Patterson and Winnie Truong. Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith.

Exhibition runs January 10 to April 15, 2018.

 

About Onsite Gallery – www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.

 

Support
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

The Sunshine Eaters is also produced with the support of Nexus Investments.

Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges that the new gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper.

 

Image: Alanis Obomsawin, Trick or Treaty? (still), 2014, video, 1 hour 24 minutes. Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Image: Alanis Obomsawin, Trick or Treaty? (still), 2014, video, 1 hour 24 minutes. Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada
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