Ace’s trinity suite : Bandolier for Niibwa Ndanwendaagan (My Relatives); Bandolier for Manidoo-minising (Manitoulin Island); Bandolier for Charlie (In Memoriam) (2015) are now included in the new J. S. McLean Centre for Indigenous and Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
The official launch and public celebration is Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 2PM in Walker Court. To celebrate the Centre’s re-opening on Canada Day, the public is invited to gather under Robert Houle’s installation Seven Grandfathers (2014). The celebration kicks off with opening remarks by Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation elder Garry Sault, a short performance by the Spirit Wind Women’s Hand Drum Group and an introduction by Wanda Nanibush, AGO Curator of Indigenous Art, and Georgiana Uhlyarik, Fredrik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art. Then head upstairs to Level 2 where Cree musician and playwright Cliff Cardinal and Anishinaabe musician and artist Dave Deleary will perform.
Additional vernissage and installation images from the AGO view here.