Curated by Robin Tinney & Rocky Green
Both Exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Bancroft, 10 Flint Avenue, Bancroft, Ontario K0L 1C0
The Truth and Reconciliation Project was created to encourage artists from both Indigenous and Settler backgrounds to investigate local perspectives on the very thorny national issue of Truth and Reconciliation. The Art Gallery of Bancroft and Indigenous Tourism Ontario saw the value in working locally to achieve recognition of larger objectives. This project is the very beginning of a long conversation that is necessary for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians to begin to align our troubling history so that we all may have a better future. We must recognize that we have very different starting points because of colonization, and that there is much work and change ahead of us.
September 5 – 30, 2023
“Truth” features artists from all ten of the Algonquins of Ontario communities who will speak their lived Truth and share their perspectives with Canadians about what it means to be Indigenous in Canada today
Opening reception: Thursday, September 7 at 7:30 pm
October 3 – 28, 2023
The “Reconciliation” exhibition in October will show artwork created by non-Indigenous artists around the concept of Reconciliation, what it may look like, and the changes in both thoughts and actions that are required to get there.
Opening reception: Thursday, October 5, 2023
Purchase merchandise supporting the Truth & Reconciliation Project.