Online Panel Discussion: these are our monuments

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rudi aker, topographies of a homeplace, 2019 (detail, ongoing work) beadwork, tea-dyed crocheted doilies, black vinyl, courtesy of the artist

these are our monuments
Online Panel Discussion

27 October 2021 @ 6:30 pm ADT
This is a free event and open to the public
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Featuring artists rudi aker, Patricia Bourque, Lindsay Dawn Dobbin, Meagan Musseau, and exhibition curator Emily Critch, this panel discussion will explore issues and themes raised in the exhibition these are our monuments, a gathering of artwork that honours the histories and memories embedded in the traditional waterways of the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik. The title of the exhibition comes from “Poem 10,” by Mi’kmaw poet Rita Joe, in which she expresses a desire for the reader to reject colonial understandings of historical records and monuments and emphasizes the importance of holding reverence for the lands and waters that connect us throughout Mi’kma’ki and Wabanaki Territory. Using photography, installation, beadwork, sound, and poetry, the artists generate counter-cartographic narratives that honour the kinships and knowledge systems held within these waterways that sustain us.

For more information about the exhibition and artists, click here.

We would like to acknowledge, honour, and pay respect to the traditional owners and custodians—from all four directions—of the land on which we live. It is upon the unceded, ancestral lands of the L’nuk (Mi’kmaq) that the Owens Art Gallery is located. While this area is known as Sackville, New Brunswick, it is part of Siknikt, a district of the greater territory of Mi’kma’ki. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship,” which the L’nuk, Wolastoqiyik, and Peskotomuhkati first signed with the British Crown in 1725. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and play on this land.

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The Owens Art Gallery acknowledges the generous support of all its funders, including Mount Allison University, the Canada Council for the Arts, the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the Town of Sackville, and the Friends of the Owens.

Owens Art Gallery
Mount Allison University
61 York Street Sackville, NB, E4L 1E1 • 506-364-2574
owens@mta.ca
www.owensartgallery.ca
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Admission is Free
Masks are mandatory and proof of vaccination is required.

The Owens is partially accessible. The stairs from the entrance nearest the University Chapel have a handrail. There is also ramp access at this entrance, however, the ramp is steep. The stairs to the entrance off York Street have a handrail, but no ramp. The main floor of the Owens is wheelchair accessible. Our second-floor gallery and cisgender bathrooms are located in the basement and are not accessible. Two flights of stairs lead to each of these floors. The Owens welcomes guide dogs and other service animals. There are two, reserved, accessible parking spaces on the York Street side of the Gallery and one in the circular driveway adjacent to the Gallery.

If you have any questions about your visit, please email owens@mta.ca or call (506) 364-2574.