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StretchMark: A New Chapter Acquisition Project



The third in a series of four exhibitions featuring works by contemporary Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit and Metis artists, newly acquired for the AGA’s collection, StretchMark explores tension resulting from moments of rapid growth or change. These marks are physical manifestations which honour the difficulty of these processes. StretchMark: A New Chapter Acquisition Project is curated by Franchesca Hebert-Spence, AGA Adjunct Curator of Indigenous Art, and supported by a New Chapter grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. This initiative ensures that works by significant contemporary artists are shared and maintained for the future.

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation, and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

Ce Project est l’un des 200 projects exceptionnels soutenus par le programme Nouveau chapitre du Couseil des arts du Canada. Avec cet investissement 35 M$, le Conseil des arts appuie la création et le partage des arts au coeur de nos vies et dans l’ensemble de Canada.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta. Curated by Franchesca Hebert-Spence. Presented by TD.

Franchesca Hebert-Spence headshot

Franchesca Hebert-Spence is a MFA candidate at the University of Winnipeg, in the Masters of Arts in Cultural Studies stream with a BFA in ceramics from Ishkabatens Waasa Gaa Inaabateg, Brandon University Visual and Aboriginal Arts program. Hebert-Spence’s grandmother was from Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba and her research focuses on identity both as an indigenous woman as well as a feminist. Hebert-Spence began her art journey as a maker which has created an empathetic lens within her curatorial praxis. Kinship is a common theme within her projects and those responsibilities direct the engagement she maintains within her community. 

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  • Art Gallery of Alberta


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