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Aunties Holding It Together exhibition at the Burrard Arts Foundation – GlobalNews Events

Aunties Holding It Together exhibition at the Burrard Arts Foundation - GlobalNews Events

BAF presents “Aunties Holding It Together,” by Michelle Sound, featuring new sculptural and photographic works from two ongoing series. The exhibition explores personal and familial narratives through a deep consideration of Indigenous artistic processes. Sound’s works contemplate cultural identities and histories, engaging traditional materials and concepts within a contemporary context. She stitches and adorns torn images, ripped to show the colonial violence that her family, and other Indigenous families, have experienced—residential school intergenerational trauma, loss of language, and displacement from traditional territories. Although these losses can never be fully healed, through practices such as drum making, caribou hair tufting, beadwork, embroidery and photography, Sound’s works highlight acts of care and joy rooted within family and community. A text by Billy-Ray Belcourt will be published to accompany the exhibition. When: • Exhibition: August 18th – October 22nd, 2022; • Opening reception: August 18th (6:00pm – 9:00pm PDT); • Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday 12:00pm-5:00pm About the Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) is a registered Canadian charity driven by a deep belief that arts and culture have the power to measurably contribute to better cities and healthier communities. BAF envisions a future where cities develop, evolve, and thrive with arts and culture at their core.  Cities where creative practices bridge cultural divides, promote social cohesion and inspire people to open their minds to new perspectives. With this philosophy in mind, BAF produces programming that supports emerging artists and special projects that foster creativity in the public realm, with a mission to amplify creative culture in pursuit of collective inspiration.   The Burrard Arts Foundation’s programming is made possible by the generous support of the Chan Family Foundation and the City of Vancouver Cultural Grants Program.