Students in Plaza

Winds of Change art exhibit

Oct
13
When: Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday 9 times.
Attendance: Offline/In-Person
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Building: Building 310 (Malaspina Theatre)
Room: lobby

Add to CalendarWinds of Change art exhibit10/13/2021 01:00 PM10/13/2021 04:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverHealing old wounds and speaking up through art about our collective history. When: October 1, 4-8 and 12-13, from 1-4 pm *please note: the exhibit will not be open on the holiday Monday - October 11Where: Malaspina Theatre lobby (Building 310), VIU’s Nanaimo campus Featuring works by Daniel R. Elliott, Stz’uminus First Nation watercolour artist and descendant of residential school survivors.  Winds of Change features paintings depicting Indigenous peoples pre-contact, the effects of colonization and how the artist envisions people moving forward in a good way. Elliott says his words, included in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report by Murray Sinclair, nicely capture his intention with the exhibit: “I think all Canadians need to stop and take a look and not look away. Yeah, it’s embarrassing, yeah, it’s an ugly part of our history. We don’t want to know about it. What I want to see from the Commission is to rewrite the history books so that other generations will understand and not go through the same thing that we’re going through now, like it never happened.” The exhibit can be viewed on the dates and times listed above on a drop-in basis. The artist will be available to talk about his work and answer questions. If you wish to book a group tour, please contact indigenous@viu.ca.  \n\n\nNanaimo Campus Building Building 310 (Malaspina Theatre) Room lobby\n\nhttps://events.viu.ca/winds-change-art-exhibit-0Nanaimo Campus Building Building 310 (Malaspina Theatre) Room lobbyfalseaYqCFcQpUzxLBYhTummH26494

Healing old wounds and speaking up through art about our collective history.

When: October 1, 4-8 and 12-13, from 1-4 pm *please note: the exhibit will not be open on the holiday Monday - October 11
Where: Malaspina Theatre lobby (Building 310), VIU’s Nanaimo campus
 
Featuring works by Daniel R. Elliott, Stz’uminus First Nation watercolour artist and descendant of residential school survivors. 
 
Winds of Change features paintings depicting Indigenous peoples pre-contact, the effects of colonization and how the artist envisions people moving forward in a good way. Elliott says his words, included in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report by Murray Sinclair, nicely capture his intention with the exhibit:
 
“I think all Canadians need to stop and take a look and not look away. Yeah, it’s embarrassing, yeah, it’s an ugly part of our history. We don’t want to know about it. What I want to see from the Commission is to rewrite the history books so that other generations will understand and not go through the same thing that we’re going through now, like it never happened.”

The exhibit can be viewed on the dates and times listed above on a drop-in basis. The artist will be available to talk about his work and answer questions. If you wish to book a group tour, please contact indigenous@viu.ca