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January 28 - April 9By Donation/Free for Members
Nanaimo Art Gallery is pleased to present ‘Story Keeping’, an exhibition of new and existing work by Calgary based artists Brittney Namaakki Bear Hat and Richelle Bear Hat. Drawing from their shared Blackfoot and Dane-zaa Cree heritage, the artists look to storytelling practices and legacies of land and language displacement through their experiences growing up in rural and urban environments. While ‘Story Keeping’ will include the 2016 collaborative work: Little Cree Women (Sisters, Secrets & Stories), it will also highlight Brittney and Richelle’s individual practices and perspectives. Through photography, video, sculpture, and installation, this exhibition celebrates the value of stories carried through everyday lives.
‘Story Keeping’ is the fourth exhibition through which Nanaimo Art Gallery asks the question, ‘What stories do we tell?’.
Admission to Nanaimo Art Gallery is by-donation. The Gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am – 5 pm and Sundays 12 – 5 pm.
All are welcome at the Opening Reception on January 27th at 7 pm.
Image: Richelle Bear Hat, film still from ‘In Her Care’, 2017
Commissioned by Walter Phillips Gallery Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity