Opening The Doors To Dialogue exhibition opens

Posted 16/08/26 in NEWS

 SIX NATIONS (23 August 2016) – We are pleased to unveil the much anticipated exhibition, Opening the Doors to Dialogue which will take place on September 2, 2016 at 7:00PM at the Woodland Cultural Centre, in Brantford Ontario.  This is a free event.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Opening the Doors to Dialogue has been a collaborative project involving artists, organizations, Elders, and community members both native and non-native made up of Indian residential school survivors, their descendants, and the general public. A series of beadwork sessions held earlier this year, along with procuring seven (7) original interior doors salvaged from former residential schools across Canada has led to the creation of a monumental work of art.

This project has been led by Samuel Thomas (Six Nations of the Grand River- Cayuga), a researcher, artist, and educator of Iroquois beadwork in partnership with Paula Whitlow, Woodland Cultural Centre Museum Director and Woodland Cultural Centre staff support.

This project has been generously sponsored by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, and Canada Council for the Arts. This exhibition is funded by The Ontario Arts Council’s Aboriginal Arts Projects and The Woodland Cultural Centre. 

This exhibition will run until 16 December 2016 at the Woodland Cultural Centre.