April 8 to September 16, 2017
Legacy Downtown – 630 Yates St.
Guest curated by Jackson McDermott (Dene/Cree) with Gillian Booth & Katie Hughes.
As Canada celebrates 150 years since Confederation, the Legacy Art Galleries respectfully acknowledges a much longer history by presenting First Nations narratives that move beyond limited settler versions of history. Through prints and carvings chosen by guest curator, Jackson McDermott (Dene/Cree) from the Fort Nelson First Nation, the exhibition explores centuries-old stories that continue to live in the people, communities, nations and lands of this place.
This Exhibition was shown in conjunction with There’s Blood in the Rocks, a video installation by Marianne Nicolson.
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | 7pm
Engaging with Indigenous Legal Traditions through Stories and Art
The revitalization and recognition of Indigenous laws are essential to reconciliation in Canada. Indigenous art and stories play an important role in guiding this work as they not only depict cultural beliefs but also represent aspects of legal traditions.
Join Dr. Rebecca Johnson and Jessica Asch (LL.B) from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law as they share current research about Indigenous art and its relationship to law. During this program, the audience will engage critically with the art and stories in the current exhibition Origin Stories at Legacy Art Gallery Downtown.
Image credit: There’s Blood in the Rocks, Video Installation Still, Marianne Nicolson.