October 8, 2016 to January 7, 2017
Legacy Art Gallery Downtown | 630 Yates Street
Exhibition Catalogue here
The exhibition premiering at the University of Victoria’s Legacy Art Gallery Downtown, IN DEFIANCE emerges from Iroquois Mohawk artist Lindsay Delaronde’s photographic project entitledSquaw. This project, in utter defiance to that negative word long often used to denigrate Indigenous women, seeks to break down the stereotypes. These individual portraits dismantle the negative stereotypes of First Nations women by allowing the individuals to portray themselves more authentically reflecting truth of diversity, power, and respect.
Friday October 21, 7-9 pm
In Conversation with Lindsay Delaronde & Sarah Hunt
Saturday, October 22, 2-4 pm *Light Refreshments Provided
Join us “In Conversation” with artist Lindsay Katsitsakatste Delaronde (Iroquois/Mohawk) and Sarah Hunt (Kwagiulth), Assistant Professor of Critical Indigenous Geographies to explore this in depth photographic project through various artistic, social and political lenses.
This event was recorded – to watch the video, click here
Mask Making with Lindsay Delaronde
Sunday, Nov 6, 2016 1-4 pm
Inspired by the courageous women who expose their inner worlds through self-portraits in the exhibition, In Defiance, artist Lindsay Delaronde, will facilitate a safe and creative environment to explore hidden aspects of ourselves that may have been oppressed by dominant culture and societal norms. Make a mask that shows your external persona and your hidden self. The workshop will begin with a discussion in the exhibition with the artist.
Cornhusk Doll Making with Lindsay Delaronde
Sunday, Nov 20, 2016 1-4 pm
Facilitated by artist Lindsay Delaronde, as a group we will discuss identity and life experience in light of 33 self-portraits by Indigenous women in the exhibition, In Defiance. Using the discussion as a jumping off point, we will make corn husk dolls as an expression of our essential identities. Learn how the tradition of corn-husk doll making can be used in contemporary contexts to assert personal agency.
WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM:
Image credit: Lindsay Delaronde, Kelly Aguirre.