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Past Exhibitions and Events

Please enjoy this online gallery and compendium of the past exhibitions and events put on by the Indigenous Resurgence Project

ARTISTS FOR RECONCILIATION

2018

This was the first show I organized, as a part of a grade 12 school project. For this show, I wanted to draw attention to the history of intergenerational trauma within Indigenous communities, and how creative outlets provided a healthy and healing way to cope with trauma. At this show, there were both Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants to represent the bridging of cultures and communities to come together and engage in truth and reconciliation.

You can view the media release for the first art show through the link below.

 

Event Photography ©2019 SWRD MEDIA

INDIGENOUS RESURGENCE FASHION SHOW & EXHITION

2019

Unlike the first exhibition, 2019 took a more positive direction towards focusing on Indigenous artists and their work rather than the responsibility and heavy topics of reconciliation. With a partnership with the Kamloops Fashion Speaks International organization, this show featured two Indigenous designers, Alicia Marie of Alicia's Designs, and Ashley Michel from 4 Generations Creations. The sold-out show was an opener to the next day's public art exhibition, bringing in local Indigenous artists and entrepreneurs from all across Secwepemc'ulucw.

 

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ONLINE EXHIBITION

2020

This exhibition was sponsored by the First People's Cultural Council in partnership with the Kamloops Arts Council. What was originally going to be a community-inclusive art show, being sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic, instead became a spotlight on myself and my work as an emerging artist. 

The exhibition ran for the month of October at the Kamloops Courthouse gallery, as well as online platforms to ensure the most accessibility.

Event Photography ©2020 MLAZZ CREATIVE