Terrain of Thought

One more workshop Monday afternoon, following by the exhibit and reception in the evening.

Workshop & Interactive Exhibit
Monday November 2, 11am – 2pm
Carnegie 3rd floor Gallery, 401 Main

Last spring, over 75 artists traveled across Canada from Vancouver to PEI on the Train of Thought, with stops in 25 cities, towns and First Nation communities: a journey of reconciliation and collaboration through participatory art-making between First Nations and settler-immigrant artists and communities. Launched with a Leave-taking Ceremony in the Downtown Eastside, Train of Thought was produced by Jumblies Theatre (Ontario) and partners across Canada, including Vancouver Moving Theatre. To move forward on this vital work, Ruth Howard – one of the festival’s favorite visiting artists and the artistic director of Jumblies Theatre – returns to the Downtown Eastside to collaborate with Train of Thought artists on creating Terrain of Thought for the Carnegie 3rd floor gallery.

The artistic team will work with Carnegie patrons and festival guests to build a mini-landscape out of assorted materials, text and images from the national tour and the Downtown Eastside. The exhibit will be created over four days in three display cases, through open workshops. Come and contribute to an emerging imaginative terrain woven from thoughts on how we can live together on shared territory.

The artists: Ruth Howard, Bill Beauregarde, Columpa Bobb, Priscillia Tait, and Savannah Walling.

Train of Thought, Ruth Howard, Liz Rucker, and puppets, Liam Coo (19) _A0A1324 NEEDS CROPPING

Exhibit & Reception
Monday November 2, 7:30pm – 9pm
Carnegie 3rd floor Gallery, 401 Main
Exhibition November 2 to November 30

Join Columpa Bobb, Ruth Howard, Kelty McKerracher and Savannah Walling as they share stories, images and video from their journey across Canada on the national Train of Thought (Spring 2015). This evolving community arts journey, produced by Jumblies Theatre with over 95 partners, visited over 25 Canadian cities, towns and First Nation communities. Included in tonight’s reception is a 25-minute video on the TRACKS: 7th Canadian Community Play & Art Symposium, which launched the Train of Thought. Edited by Brian Ley, the video features excerpts from the symposium opening in Stanley Park, The Big House cultural sharing feast, and words from Indigenous and settler/immigrant artists on their experiences collaborating to create art with, for and about their communities.

Train of Thought Map and Image, LIAM COO photo.jpg

Posted in Festival 2015.