Fresh Perspectives: Secondary School Exhibition 2021
June 8, 2021 - July 31, 2021
Celebrate the artwork of students from within Northwestern Ontario including Thunder Bay, Nipigon, Red Rock, and Dryden. For over 30 years, this annual exhibition has showcased youth creativity and personal expression at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery through a variety of media, materials, technologies, tools, and techniques.
Kwewog Giiwednog — Women of the North
July 2, 2021 - September 5, 2021
Kwewog Giiwednog —Women of the North is a large mural that depicts three female figures dressed in regalia who are mother, Dana Boyer, and daughters Brenna and Brooke Chiblow Boyer of the Mississauga First Nation.
February 19, 2021 - September 12, 2021
A gathering of more than 100 cradleboards representing Indigenous communities from across North America. This exhibition showcases the strong legacy and beauty of traditional baby carriers —including miniatures, toy cradles and baskets— of the many Indigenous communities across Turtle Island. Through a wide range of imagery, beadwork, and specialized materials the cradleboard is honoured as a vessel of motherhood, cultural traditions, community, and resurgence.
February 26, 2021 - November 21, 2021
This commemorative exhibition presents artwork by the Gustafson family, showing how beadwork and hand-made items come from an ecology of relationships and love. Their bold designs are part of a dialect of beadwork deeply rooted within Anishinaabe culture and way of being. The Gustafson’s teach us that the power of creating helps with the process of grief and loss. This exhibition honours their son and brother Piitwewetam (Rolling Thunder) also known as Jesse Gustafson.