Journey With Our Kin

Images (left to right): Amina Lalor, mulberries & dandelions, 2020, mixed media illustration. Dani Kastelein-Longlade, Relations, 2022, digital illustration. Courtesy of the artists.

Journey With Our Kin

Dani Kastelein-Longlade and Amina Lalor with guest artists: Katherine Rae Diemert and Brenda Mabel Reid

October 29, 2022 – February 5, 2023
Cambridge Art Galleries, Queen’s Square

Opening Reception: Thursday November 3, 2022. 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Journey With Our Kin brings together artworks that explore relationships to land within and surrounding the O:se Kenhionhata:tie* watershed, on the Haldimand Tract, and within the territories of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples.
*O:se Kenhionhata:tie, translated to Willow River, is the Mohawk name for the Grand River.

Developed and programmed by artist-curators, Dani Kastelein-Longlade and Amina Lalor, with works by guest artists Katherine Rae Diemert and Brenda Mabel Reid the exhibition asks:

What does it mean to care for the land that cares for us? How do we foster kinship among all our relations — the interconnected network of creation that encompasses the earth, water, air, sun, moon, plants, fungi, and animals?

How do we reconcile and bring together multiple perspectives to build community in connection with the land?

How do we strengthen our capacity to care for the land? What skills do we need to do so?

How do we creatively express our journeys of (re)connection with our other-than-human kin?

The exhibiting artists will host a series of community events to explore these questions in dialogue with the artworks and create space for sharing perspectives, stories, and knowledge on how to honour and nurture our land-based relationships.

Journey With Our Kin is presented in partnership with the University of Waterloo School of Architecture.

Related Programming:

Artist Talk and Storytelling with Dani Kastelein-Longlade
Thursday November 3, 6pm

Artist Talk and Workshop with Katherine Rae Diemert
Saturday November 26, 2022, 11:00am

Retelling Stories Through Printmaking and Community Mapping with Brenda Mabel Reid
Saturday December 3, 2022, 12:00pm

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Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange presents contemporary art from two galleries in the City of Cambridge: Queen’s Square and Preston. We serve our regional and broader communities through the delivery of contemporary art programs that foster critical cultural dialogue. Our artistic activities engage, embrace, and empower people of all ages and abilities from diverse backgrounds.

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