Mothering Spaces now open at the Mitchell Art Gallery

January 18, 2019 | Arts & Culture
On January 18, a new exhibition exploring Indigenous methodologies of motherhood will open at MacEwan University’s John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery.

Mothering Spaces is guest-curated by Becca Taylor, a multidisciplinary artist whose curatorial practice investigates Indigenous community building, and Indigenous feminisms and methodologies.

The exhibition features new artworks in a wide range of media – including sound, large-scale installation and interactive works – from The Ephemerals, Faye HeavyShield and Tiffany Shaw-Collinge. “Each artist explores their individual narrative of mothering, while showing the communal impacts of mothering in public and within colonial spaces,” says Becca.

Over the course of the exhibition, special events and programming are planned to give gallery visitors a deeper understanding of the exhibition’s theme and artworks. Curator’s tours and panel discussions with the artists will explore topics such as intergenerational knowledge of motherhood, the role of mothering in the community, and how the visual arts can marginalize both Indigenous women and mothers.

Mothering Spaces is open through March 30.

For gallery hours and exhibition-related events and programming, visit MacEwan.ca/MitchellArtGallery.

All events are free and open to the public.

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