A capacity crowd gathered to attend the opening of Onsite Gallery’s latest exhibition, ᐊᕙᑖᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂᑦ / Among All These Tundras. The exhibition, on until December 7, 2019, features contemporary art by twelve Indigenous artists from around the circumpolar world.
The exhibition was curated by Heather Igloliorte, University Research Chair in Indigenous Circumpolar Arts at Concordia University, Amy Dickson, emerging curator and doctoral student in the Art History program at Concordia University and Charissa von Harringa, a PhD Researcher in Art History at Concordia University.
Dr. Sara Diamond congratulated the artists and the curators, and welcomed special guests, curator Heather Igloliorte and Michèle THeriault, Director, Leonard and Bina Ellen Art gallery, Concordia University, who spoke at the opening.
The enthusiastic crowds were particularly mesmerized by the live performance of artist Allison Akootchook Warden.
A varied series of free public events will take place during the duration of the exhibition including: a Spoken Word Performance & Writing Activity with Taqralik Partridge,
Curators’ Tour with Heather Igloliorte, Amy Dickson and Charissa von Harringa and The Fifth Region Film Screening and Conversation.
Among All these Tundras was produced and circulated by: Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, with patron sponsorship by: Birch Hill Equity Partners
and supported by: Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage), Initiative for Indigenous Futures and Nexus Investments.