38th Annual Members’ Show
June 4 – June 17
The Members’ Show is a joint partnership between the CRAG and the CR Arts Council and is a celebration of the many artists that are a part of the Campbell River and area community. While this year’s show was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of the Gallery, the CRAG was especially pleased to be able to welcome visitors back with a shortened but very popular run of this exhibition
Among All These Tundras
Asinnajaq, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Carola Grahn, Marja Helander, Kablusiak, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Joar Nango, Taqralik Partridge, Barry Pottle, Inuuteq Storch, Couzyn van Heuvelen, and Allison Akootchook Warden
January 16 – March 18
Curated by Heather Igloliorte, Amy Prouty, and 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.
Marja Helander, “Dolastallat” (To have a campfire), 2016. Video still. Courtesy of the artist
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 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.
For inquiries about our exhibition history that is not listed on our website, please contact the Gallery’s Curator of Contemporary Art.