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c̓əc̓əwitəl̕ | helping each other | ch’áwatway

Wed, Sep 16 - Wed, Dec 9

Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9, Canada map

This micro-exhibition in the MOV studio calledc̓əc̓əwitəl̕ | helping each other | ch’áwatway, provides an opportunity for the 2019 YVR Art Foundation (YVRAF) scholarship recipients to exhibit their artworks. Each year, since 2005, recipients have exhibited their artworks at acelebratory event held at the Vancouver International Airport. This year’s event was cancelled to due to COVID-19.

The micro-exhibition, which will be on display until December 9, 2020, explores themes of resilience, memory and identity, through reconnection with ancestral knowledge and lands. The title, written in both hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7meshsnichim, shows our respect for the teachings of our host communities – the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh Nations while acknowledging that this exhibition is taking place within their shared traditional territories. The title also recognizes the importance of mentorship and the value of sharing gained knowledge and skills with others in the community. Each of the featured artists has created an artwork that showcases the beauty and power of their respective teachings and spiritual gifts, some by illustrating elements of oral tradition, others by (re)creating objects of ceremony and prestige.

c̓əc̓əwitəl̕ |  helping each other  |  ch’áwatway features the work of the 2019YVR Art Foundation scholarship recipients including: Stephanie Anderson, MorganAsoyuf, Marlo Wylie Brillon, Ddhälh kït Nelnah / Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé,Reuben Mack, Atheana Picha, Kelly Robinson, Skilaaw / Captain Stewart-Burton,Joshua Watts, and Nathan Wilson.

The YVRAF’s scholarship program awards $5,000 annually to BC and Yukon Indigenous emerging and mid-career visual artists to pursue their art practicethrough mentorships, education or community focused art projects