- art gallery
January 21 - March 31, 2013
Exploring the heart of Six Nations, this exciting exhibit examines the community, people, places and landscape that make it so unique. Featured in this exhibit are some of the finest examples from Woodland's historical photography archive, as well as contemporary works by artists Anthony Henhawk Jr, Patricia Hess, Brenda Mitten, and Shelley Niro. The contemporary and historical material work together to create an engaging look at the Six Nations community.
This exhibit will expose the Canadian public to the unknown contributions and the very role the Haudenosaunee warriors played in the War of 1812. The contribution by the Haudenosaunee warriors both in the United States and in Canada is an unheard and unacknowledged history that caused great strife within the Six Nations Confederacy. The exhibit will explore the correspondences between the various Haudenosaunee communities in the U.S. and in Canada who were involved in the War of 1812 by their respective allies. Open until December 24, 2012.
August 10 - December 24, 2012
Elizabeth Doxtater’s Teiotiokwaonháston/Deyodyogwaǫháhs:dǫh (Encircles Everything) has been extended until December 24, 2012.
It is with great honour that the Woodland Cultural Centre has extended the display of Teiotiokwaonháston/Deyodyogwaǫháhs:dǫh (Encircles Everything). This remarkable work depicts the formation of the Haudenosuanee confederacy, including all the clan mothers, chiefs, Jigonsaseh and the Peacemaker, also depicted is a white pine and eagle completely rendered in corn husk. Garnering a great deal of community interest, many of our recent visitors have come to Woodland over the past few months with the sole intent to see Elizabeth’s piece.
Cornhusk is a pure catalyst to our ancestors. Working with corn husk is like reaching back creating something that looks, smells, and feels like something from very close to the times of our ancient ancestors. - Elizabeth Doxtater
A group exhibition bringing together three local Six Nations artists that encapsulate an element of Haudenosaunee worldviews, a nod to the past, and homage to the materials. Currently on permanent display in the sculptural garden at the Woodland Cultural Centre
Earthly Connections is generously funded by the Ontario Arts Council