Exhibition Opening: Among All These Tundras
January 16, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
All were welcome to come to the Campbell River Art Gallery and celebrate the opening of our first exhibition of 2020.
January 30, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
CRAG Main Gallery
March 17, 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Meeting room, CR Public Library
Join us as we journey through the reading of Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel by Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk, chosen to complement and enhance our exhibition programming from January to March. The initial meeting will consist of a meet and greet, exhibition tour, and book pickup. The group will reconvene in March to share our thoughts and experiences with the novel through discussion. The Gallery is happy to provide copies to the first 10 participants in the club.
Sanaaq is an intimate story of an Inuit family negotiating the changes brought into their community by the coming of the qallunaat, the white people, in the mid-nineteenth century. Composed in 48 episodes, it recounts the daily life of Sanaaq, a strong and outspoken young widow, her daughter Qumaq, and their small semi-nomadic community in northern Quebec.
Interpretive Talks with Curator Jenelle Pasiechnik
February 11 and March 10, 5:00 – 5:30 pm
Enjoy an interactive and engaging walk through of Among All These Tundras with gallery curator Jenelle Pasiechnik, where she will share in-depth information and stories behind the artworks, as well as bring the audience into an inquiry-based conversation about their own reactions and experiences.
Main Gallery | By Donation
Movie Night: Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
February 12, 6:00 – 8:45 pm
Timberline High School Theatre | Suggested donation $5
This adaptation of an ancient Inuit legend was filmed in Inuktitut and directed by Inuit filmmakers – making Atanarjuat the first feature film of its kind!
Set in Igloolik, in Nunavut, this is “a powerful drama, not a documentary,” reminds the director Kunuk. “It demystifies the exotic, otherworldly aboriginal stereotype by telling a universal story.” The clothes, spears, kayaks, sunglasses and dwellings were all painstakingly researched. “We show how our ancestors dressed, how they handled their dog teams, how they argued and laughed .. confronted evil and fought back.”
Many enthusiastic viewers have compared this epic story to The Iliad. In the words of one movie critic, “If Homer had been given a video camera, this is what he would have done!
In Inuktitut, with English subtitles. 2h 41m.
Evening Discussion with Curator Heather Igloriorte
March 5, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Main Gallery | $5
Join Heather Igloliorte for a curatorial tour of Among All These Tundras, an exhibition of contemporary circumpolar Indigenous art co-curated with Amy Prouty and Charissa von Harringa. The exhibition explores themes of land, sovereignty, relations and decolonial love by Inuit and Sami artists from around the circumpolar north.
Dr. Heather Igloliorte is the University Research Chair in Indigenous Circumpolar Arts at Concordia University in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, where she also leads the Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership SSHRC Partnership Grant and Co-Directs the Initiative for Indigenous Futures Cluster (IIF) in the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology with Professor Jason Edward Lewis. Igloliorte has been a curator for fifteen years; she currently has three exhibitions touring across Canada and is working on the inaugural exhibition of the Inuit Art Centre opening in Winnipeg in fall 2020. Igloliorte also serves as the Co-Chair of the Indigenous Circle for the Winnipeg Art Gallery with Dr. Julie Nagam, and on the Board of Directors for the Native North American Art Studies Association and the Inuit Art Foundation, among others.
Humans of Campbell River
Ongoing throughout the month of July
Following the style of Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York , we will be highlighting a few short interviews and portraits of people who live in the community on Instagram, with a focus on those who have emigrated from elsewhere in the world. #humansofcr
Curatorial Talks with Jenelle Pasiechnik
July 15 and August 19, 4:00 pm
Join curator Jenelle Pasiechnik for an engaging and in-depth discussion of Translations. The tour will take social distancing into account, and registration is by online or in-person sign-up. Maximum capacity 7 people.
Zoom Artists Talk
July 30, 4:00 pm
Join us for an engaging conversation with Jamelie Hassan and Soheila Esfahani, facilitated by curator Jenelle Pasiechnik. Learn about the professional art practices of these two experienced artists, and delve deeper into their individual works. The conversation will centre around the theme of the exhibition, the translation of aspects of Arabic and Iranian cultures in a Canadian context.
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