The Gabriola Arts Council has invited Métis artist Tracey-Mae Chambers to create one of her Hope and Healing Canada installations on the GAC property and give an artist talk hosted by Kasahara Gabriola Trust Artist in Residence, Jessica Miinguuaqatii. Tracy-Mae will be installing the work during the day with the artist talk to follow in the evening on May 28th at 7pm.
The #hopeandhealingcanada project created by Métis artist Tracey-Mae Chambers consists of a series of site specific art installations across Canada. Each is made using crochet, knit, and woven red yarns. This ongoing body of work is used to illustrate connections between Indigenous, Inuit, and Métis peoples with Canadians, while also addressing the decolonization of public spaces. Once dismantled, the work is returned to the artist and will be reworked and repurposed at another site somewhere else in the country. The stories gathered from each participating venue will culminate in a book and traveling exhibition.
Tracey-Mae Chambers is a Métis artist and a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Her family is from, and some still reside, in the traditional Métis community in Sault Ste. Marie and Penetanguishene, Ontario. She is traveling across Canada and the United States creating site specific art installations at residential school historical sites, cultural centres, museums, art galleries and other public spaces. www.traceymae.com
Get your tickets below for Saturday May 28th at 7pm at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre. Masks encouraged.