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Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to present the launch of its summer programming on Saturday, June 16 from 7:00–11:00 pm.

Thirza Cuthand, Just Dandy, 2013. Video still.

In the Cannon Gallery:

Audie Murray, KC Adams, Tania Willard, Thirza Cuthand, and Tunchai Redvers

Guest curated by Chelsea Brant

June 16 – August 11, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 16, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Reflecting on contemporary challenges Indigenous peoples encounter in present-day Canada and the lingering effects felt from years of assimilation and marginalization, [Res]idual brings together five Indigenous female artists from culturally diverse nations to speak to lived experiences of colonization in the 21st century.

Uniquely chosen, works by Audie Murray, KC Adams, Tania Willard, Thirza Cuthand and Tunchai Redvers discuss larger economic, political and social hierarchical systems using tropes of humour, satire and appropriation. The artworks chosen collectively convey the separation of Aboriginal peoples from mother earth, their communities, methods of communication and their sense of cultural identity. The themes of land, love, loss and language weave throughout the exhibition, highlighting a narrative of adaptation and resistance to the dominant culture. Intellectually evocative, [Res]idual re-centers Indigenous female art practices and in doing so, diverts the male, euro-centric art world through Indigenous agency.

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In the James Gallery:

Wider Than High
Agata Derda, Laura Brandreth, and Tess Visser

June 16 – August 11, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 16, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

The term ‘landscape’ often draws up connotations of a natural space rendered in a sweeping horizontal expanse. In Wider Than High, artists Agata Derda, Laura Brandreth, and Tess Visser challenge the notion of landscape by applying the term to aphysical worlds, such as realms of memory, myth and human emotion. Their unconventional landscapes explore the questions of human existence. What does it mean to exist? Is existence something that can be experienced from above, looking down? Or something that has to be experienced from ground level, fully immersed?

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Beric Manywounds, Tsanizid (Wake Up), 2017. Video still.

Outdoor Screening Series:
ArcelorMittal Dofasco Community Courtyard at Hamilton Artists Inc.

Bodies, Memories + Times

Saturday, June 16, 9:00 pm
Screening Time: 77 minutes

Presented in partnership with imagineNATIVE, the Bodies, Memories + Times shorts program will kick off Hamilton Artists Inc.’s ongoing Outdoor Screening Series, presented every summer between June and September.

The imagineNATIVE Film + Video Tour is one of imagineNATIVE's largest initiatives outside of the annual Festival, bringing Indigenous-made film and video works, community engagement activities, and youth workshops to communities across Canada.

Screening Program:

Tsanizid (Wake Up), Beric Manywounds, 6 min
Director, performer and storyteller, Beric Manywounds mesmerizes viewers as he leads us, through dance, on a Two-Spirit transformation journey.

Thirza Cuthand is an Indian Within the Meaning of the Indian Act, Thirza Cuthand, 8 min
As a light-skinned Cree woman, Thirza Cuthand takes us on a deeply personal journey through images of blood ties and land ties. She contemplates her interactions with racism, mixed-race identity, and the threat of rejection from other Indigenous people, while making a searing commentary on historical trauma and ongoing survival.

Occupation of Memory, Jade Baxter, 5 min
The scars of colonial memory are written into Indigenous lands. Here poetic images offer a powerful and quiet narrative to question the viewer’s relationship to the occupied landscape, specifically in the Nlaka'pamux Nation.

ôtênaw, Conor McNally, 40 min
A meditative and captivating work that follows the oral storytelling of Dwayne Donald, an educator from Edmonton, as he draws from Nêhiyawak philosophies speaking about the multilayered histories of Indigenous peoples' presence both within and around Amiskwacîwâskahikan, now known as the City of Edmonton. This captivating work reveals the buried stories that lay beneath our cityscapes.

Creatura Dada, Caroline Monnet, 4 min
Six powerful Native women gather to celebrate a new beginning and the end of the world as we know it.

Three Thousand, Asinnajaq, 14 min
Artist Asinnajaq throws a creative net into the National Film Board of Canada’s audiovisual archive, weaving historic footage of the Inuit into a stunningly original animation. In 14 minutes of luminescent cinema, she recasts the past, present and future of the Inuit in a surprising new light.

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Visiting & Accessibility:

Hamilton Artists Inc. is a fully accessible venue. Located in downtown Hamilton, the gallery is in close proximity to city bus routes, and GO transit. Municipal parking is available along James Street. Please contact Abedar Kamgari, Interim Programming Coordinator at if we can do anything to make your visit more comfortable.

Hamilton Artists Inc.
155 James St N
Hamilton, ON
L8R 2K9
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About Us:

Hamilton Artists Inc. (The Inc.) is committed to the presentation of contemporary art and related cultural practices. The Inc. facilitates a national dialogue surrounding issues in contemporary art through exhibitions, publications, performances, education and outreach projects. The Inc. actively engages in community arts programming and educational initiatives that represent the cultural life in our city and beyond.

Hamilton Artists Inc. gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council, City of Hamilton, Canada Council for the Arts, Incite Foundation for the Arts, Hamilton Community Foundation and all of our funders, donors, and programming partners.





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