Despite the tight production timeline of three weeks, the WRAPPED IN CULTURE artists were able to visit some local cultural institutions, like the Museum of History, as well as make longer road trips to the Indigenous communities of Kitigan Zibi (Algonquin) and Kahnawá:ke (Mohawk). At Kahnawá:ke, Ottawa Art Gallery curator Wahsontiio Cross provided the group with tours of the cultural centre and the St. Francis Xavier Mission where the tomb and shrine of the Indigenous saint, Kateri Tekakwitha (The Lily of the Mohawks) is located. After visiting Kahnawá:ke, it was onwards to Montreal to visit the Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal to view Meryl McMaster’s exhibition In-Between Worlds and where Adrian Stimson also had work exhibiting as part of the exhibition Once Upon a Time…The Western.
In all, much was packed into the three week project! Thank you to everyone who so generously provided tours, tickets, and meals.
IMAGE CREDITS: Top & bottom courtesy of Maree Clarke | Gallery images courtesy of Maree Clarke, Rosalie Favell, and Leah Snyder.