Main Gallery

January 16 to March 18, 2020

Marja Helander, “Dolastallat (To have a campfire), 2016. Video still. Courtesy of the artist.

Artists: Asinnajaq, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Carola Grahn, Marja Helander, Kablusiak, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Joar Nango, Taqralik Partridge, Barry Pottle, Inuuteq Storch, Couzyn van Heuvelen, Allison Akootchook Warden

Curators: Heather Igloliorte, Amy Prouty, Charissa von Harringa

“Among All These Tundras”, a title taken from the poem “My Home Is in My Heart” by famed Sámi writer Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, features contemporary art by Indigenous artists from around the circumpolar world. Together, their works politically and poetically express current Arctic concerns towards land, language, sovereignty and resurgence.

Produced and circulated by the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University with support from: Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage), Initiative for Indigenous Futures, Concordia University.

The CRAG has lined up some exciting programming around the exhibition including a book club for youth and adults, “Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel” by Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk by, a guided tour by co-curator Dr. Igloriorte, a powerful two-part performance by Allison Akootchook Warden as well as interpretive tours by the CRAG’s own Jenelle Pasiechnik.

The CRAG acknowledges the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, The British Columbia Art Council, the Province of British Columbia, the City of Campbell River, as well as our members and donors.

The presentation of the exhibition in Campbell River is generously sponsored by Boston Pizza.