March 17 – May 12, 2016
Main Gallery | Centre for the Arts | W600
Curated by Maria Livingston
An exhibition showcasing local and emerging Indigenous artists in Southern Alberta. Renewal is the birth of new life; the change of seasons; a cultural (re)awakening; (re) connection to the land, life and a set of relationships. Renewal is one of many essential components of the complex web of Indigenous Knowledge. Stories, songs and ceremonies are transferred through generations and it is only through continued practice that they are renewed and continue to survive. Renewal is necessary to the continuance of Indigenous knowledge. It is ancestral knowledge of the natural world that is carried on to continue inspiring future generations. This active sense of presence of Indigenous culture proclaims the resiliency and constant renewal and survival of Indigenous culture. This exhibition showcases the expression of Indigenous culture through renewal of Indigenous knowledge.