WRAPPED IN CULTURE
10 Indigenous Artists.
1 Buffalo Robe.
1 Possum Cloak.
WRAPPED IN CULTURE is a powerful reclamation project grounded in community engagement. The goal of this project was to encourage an inter-cultural sharing of material history to produce a work reflective of Indigenous traditions, cultures and communities, both past and present. Initiated by Rosalie Favell, the project brought together ten Indigenous artists from Australia and Canada for a three-week art collaboration to create a buffalo robe and a possum skin cloak. Completed in the Fall of 2017 the resulting robe and cloak were on display as part of an exhibition that opened April 12, 2019 at the new Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) and will continue to tour Canada as well as locations in Australia and Tasmania.
The artists were Maree Clarke (Mutti Mutti, Yorta Yorta, BoonWurrung), Vicki West (Trawlwoolway), Mitch Mahoney (Boon Wurrung, Barkindji), Molly Mahoney (Boon Wurrung, Barkindji), Kerri Clarke (Boon Wurrung), Wade Mahoney (Barkindji), Barry Ace (Anishinaabe [Odawa]), Meryl McMaster (Cree), Adrian Stimson (Siksika [Blackfoot]) and Rosalie Favell (Métis).
Read more at www.wrappedinculture.ca