The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast art is partnering with the Cultural Sharing Program, a weekly community drop-in program held at the Carnegie Community Centre, to present Home Away From Home: The Carnegie Cultural Sharing Program. This exhibition will be a collaborative effort between Samantha Nock (Cree-Metis) as guest curator, Nicole Bird (Haida) the Carnegie Aboriginal programmer, and the members of the cultural sharing community.
Home Away From Home will be the inaugural exhibition of the Bill Reid Gallery’s new mezzanine gallery; the new space is dedicated to highlighting community and emerging artists Home Away From Home will highlight the stories of the Cultural Sharing Program as represented by the individuals who participate. A mixture of art, photographs, and writing will guide us through what the program means to them, through their words and art. Together as a community, the Program has decided to create a wall hanging in the style of a button blanket to represent them, their relationship to the gallery, and their community. Other pieces included in the exhibition will feature the kind of projects worked in the program, such as: drum sticks, drums, rattles, weavings, and drawings.
Guest Curator – Samantha Nock (Cree-Metis)
Photos courtesy of Nicole Bird from the Carnegie Cultural Sharing Program.