Victoria October 3-6, 2017

Wednesday October 4

There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools.

Curator Tour: October 4th, 12:30-1:30 pm
University of Victoria Legacy Gallery Downtown – 630 Yates St.

Please Note: This is an optional free event outside of regular Conference registration.

There is Truth Here brings a new line to bear on the role of art as part of children’s knowledge, identity, and experiences of Indian Residential and Day Schools. Through paintings, drawings, sewing, beading, drumming and singing, and drama produced by children and youth who attended schools in British Columbia and Manitoba, the exhibition seeks to contribute in vital and new ways to dialogues and initiatives about truth telling, reconciliation, and redress in Canada.

Join curator, Andrea Walsh as she explores the common thread of historical resilience in the creation of the artworks, and speaks to the importance of the art today in healing and resurgence.

Image credit: Osoyoos Museum Society.