In celebration of National Indigenous Month, the AGA is pleased to present the work of Indigenous Artists. Join us June 21 on National Indigenous Peoples Day for a full day of activities with free admission courtesy of the Capital Power Indigenous Art Fund.
Installation view of ᐋᐧᐸᑲᐧᓃᐊᐧᐣ Wâpakwanîwin (To bloom, it has many flowers), Art Gallery of Alberta, 2022. Photography by Charles Cousins, courtesy of the Art Gallery of Alberta.
Featuring the artwork of Christi Belcourt, families are invited to contemplate our deeply rooted connection to nature, the way it grounds our bodies, activates our creative hearts, and inspires our imaginations.
Lana Whiskeyjack, Niskipîsim – Goose Moon, 2021, oil on board. Courtesy of the artist and Whiskeyjack Art House.
Featuring the works of Lana Whiskeyjack, kisikayastew ᑭᓯᑲᔭᐢᑌᐤ…when the night shines like the day explores the nêhiyaw teachings of the Thirteen Sacred Moons. This exhibition is presented by the Poole Centre of Design and the Capital Power Indigenous Art Fund.
June 3, 1-3pm
June is Mitêhimin-Pîsim, the heartberry moon. In this workshop led by Alaynee Goodwill-Littlechild, participants will create a pair of dentalium earrings with bead accents that represent the strawberry. Register here.
June 17, 1-2pm
Beadwork has a long cultural and artistic history among Indigenous peoples, used both as a decorative form and for trade. In this workshop, learn to bead using a two-needle applique technique with Adjunct Indigenous Curator MJ Belcourt Moses. Register here.
June 21, 11am-5pm
The AGA is pleased to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, 11am-5pm with free admission courtesy of the Capital Power Indigenous Art Fund.
June 21, 11:30am
Join us for this free film screening and learn about Beau Dick, an enigmatic carver from a small remote village on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. Beau Dick's remarkable masks have been celebrated across the global art scene as vibrant expressions of West Coast Indigenous culture and a sophisticated crossover into the contemporary art world. Learn more.
June 21, 3:30pm
Set in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, a sleepy hamlet nestled in the majestic mountains of Baffin Island in the Arctic Ocean, Slash/Back opens as the village wakes up to a typical summer day. No School, no cool boys (well... except one), and 24-hour sunlight. But for Maika and her ragtag friends, the usual summer is suddenly not in the cards when they discover an alien invasion threatening their hometown. Learn more. Learn more.
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Artist Tour of 'kisikayastew ᑭᓯᑲᔭᐢᑌᐤ…when the night shines like the day' with Lana Whiskeyjack and MJ Belcourt Moses
June 21, 2pm
Please join us for an Artist Tour of kisikayastew ᑭᓯᑲᔭᐢᑌᐤ…when the night shines like the day with artist Lana Whiskeyjack and curator MJ Belcourt Moses. Learn more.