Legends Are The Rivers That Take Us Home


Image by Todd Westendrop

The Thames Art Gallery presents:


Roger McTair, Claire Prieto, Nep Sidhu, Sterling Toles, Chemical Valley Project, Zab Maboungou, Elli Miller Maboungou, Zoe Gordon, Khari Wendell McClelland, Great Lakes Secondary School, Chatham-Kent Secondary School, Bryan Prince, Shannon Prince and Buxton’s Next Generation.

Curated by Cara Eastcott

The artists participating in this exhibition find common cause in the transformative power of storytelling. The works celebrate elemental attachments to public history, place, and home as a means to better understand ourselves and our intersecting realities. Through the power of stories and in their telling; the listener is encouraged to reminisce, celebrate and create new ways to reshape the meaning of the present. Legends Are the Rivers that Take Us Home presents the unique relationships which exist between localized and universal experiences of Home through documentary recordings, textile, sound, performance and protest.

On View: January 17 – March 15, 2020

Opening Reception: Friday January 17, at 7pm – 9pm
Featuring a live solo dance performance by Zab Maboungou and Elli Miller Maboungou of Campagnie Danse Nyata Nyata, Montreal

Thames Art Gallery
75 William Street North, Chatham, Ontario


Detail of Malcolm’s Smile 7A, 2015. Nep Sidhu. Image courtesy of the artist.

Programming Notes

Coffee with Cara Eastcott
March 1, 11am – 12am, Thames Art Gallery

Screening of Home to Buxton, with Shannon Prince and Bryan Prince
Feb 29, 1pm – 3pm, Studio 1, Chatham Cultural Centre

Concert Performance by Khari Wendell McClelland
Feb 29 8pm – 10pm, Studio 1, Chatham Cultural Centre

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Image by Todd Westendrop

Thames Art Gallery exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

Thames Art Gallery is located at 74 William Street North, Chatham, N7M 4L4 and is open Wednesday to Friday 1:00 – 7:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Visit the website www.chatham-kent.ca/TAG for more information. Admission is always free.

Contact: Phil Vanderwall, Curator, philv@chatham-kent.ca or (226) 312-2023 x4422