“WRAPPED IN CULTURE” 10 INDIGENOUS ARTISTS FROM CANADA & AUSTRALIA

A Canada Council New Chapter Grant, WRAPPED IN CULTURE was a cultural exchange that gathered Indigenous artists from Canada and Australia for a three-week art collaboration to create a traditional buffalo robe (Canada) and possum skin cloak (Australia). Completed in the Fall of 2017 the resulting robe and cloak will be displayed as part of an exhibition opening Summer 2019 at the new Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG). The exhibition will be curated by Wahsontiio Cross, OAG’s RBC Emerging Indigenous Curator, will reflect the results of this collaborative experience shared in 2017. Also included in the exhbition will be a portrait series of by Rosalie Favell each of the artists in the Buffalo Robe and Possum Cloak.

  • BARRY ACE (Anishinaabe [Odawa])
  • KERRI CLARKE (Boon Wurrung)
  • MAREE CLARKE (Mutti Mutti, Yorta Yorta, Boon Wurrung)
  • ROSALIE FAVELL (Métis)
  • MITCH MAHONEY (Boon Wurrung, Barkindji)
  • MOLLY MAHONEY (Boon Wurrung, Barkindji)
  • WADE MAHONEY (Barkindji)
  • MERYL MCMASTER (Cree)
  • ADRIAN STIMSON (Siksika [Blackfoot])
  • VICKI WEST (Tasmanian)
Visit www.wrappedinculture.ca and OAG’s website for more information on the project.

IMAGE: Rosalie Favell