Thursday, 23 September 2010

Migratory Passages ~ Passages Migratoires video online part of Culture Days in Canada

Migratory Passages ~ Passages Migratoires

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) and the NWT Arts Council present “Migratory Passages ~ Passages Migratoires”, a bilingual exhibition featuring aboriginal art and design from northern Quebec. The public exhibition opening and reception took place on Friday, September 17th at 7:00 pm at the PWNHC.

This travelling exhibit shares results of a partnership project between First Nation communities and academic researchers to stimulates creativity through networking and exchange. The exhibit, on display until November 30th, includes stunning handcrafted objects combining traditional aboriginal craftsmanship skills with contemporary design. Produced by the Chicoutimi-based art organization La Boite Rouge Vif, the exhibit portrays the creative works of 23 Aboriginal artists from three aboriginal Québec communities: Odanak, Mashteuiatsh, and Uashat mak Mani-Utenam.

This video includes documentation of the travelling artist's visits to the N'Dilo K'alemi Dene School, l'Association Franco-Culturelle de Yellowknife, the opening of the exhibition and images from the exhibition.
Total Running time: 01:45:44;20

Produced by
George Lessard, video artist