Neighbours: A Community Project Facilitated by Heather Majaury
March 8 – April 20, 2019
Opening: Friday March 8 at 7:00pm
Heather Majaury (Algonquin Anishinabekwe) moved to the Haldimand Tract in 2002. The descendant of historically unregistered Indigenous peoples and pioneer settlers she grew up in Algonquin traditional territory where most of her close and extended family still remain. She is a performing artist who values lived experience as expert knowledge. She believes that story-sharing (dibajmowinan) is a powerful tool that can be used in the service of ongoing reconciliation to help inform social policy and actions. She believes that crucial to the work of developing resilient communities is the cultivation of common social memory while also respecting and learning from individual difference within larger and more general narratives. She feels the spaces and tensions evoked between patterns and anomalies, chatter and silences, hold dynamic generative and transformative potential toward positive social change.
In Neighbours, Heather enlists the community in responding to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Call To Action 93 through quilt making, story sharing and other arts-based methods.
Be part of project! All are welcome. For all activities related to this project see: https://ideaexchange.org/art/exhibition/neighbours
Heather would like to acknowledge the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre and Pins and Needles Fabric Company for their support of the project.
Family Quilt Square Making
Monday-Friday, 9:30am-3:30pm, QS Gallery
Drop by the gallery to make a square in our collaborative quilt, part of our Neighbours project happening throughout March.
Family Quilt Square Making – Special Edition
Thursday March 14, 6:00-8:00pm, QS Gallery
Newcomer and Indigenous families are invited to drop by the gallery to make a square in our collaborative quilt, part of our Neighbours project happening throughout March.
Tales of Turtle Island
Monday – Wednesday 3:45-4:45pm
Join Heather Majuary for a special story time with traditional tales of Turtle Island.
Join us every Thursday night during the Neighbours project for discussion and sharing led by Heather Majaury with special guests:
Thursday March 21, 6-8pm
Thursday March 28, 6-8pm
Thursday April 4, 6-8pm
Thursday April 11, 6-8pm
QUEEN’S SQUARE GALLERY
1 North Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6
Mon – Thurs 9:30am – 8:30pm
Fri & Sat 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sun 1:00 – 5:00pm
Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange presents contemporary art, architecture and design from three galleries in the City of Cambridge: Design at Riverside, Preston, and Queen’s Square.
Cambridge Art Galleries acknowledges that the place on which we gather is the traditional land of Indigenous peoples dating back countless generations. We recognize that it is part of the Haldimand Tract, the traditional land of the Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.