Lakehead University Student Juried Exhibition 2021
April 16, 2021 - May 30, 2021
The LU Student Juried show is one of the Gallery’s most anticipated exhibitions of the year. This year, for the first time, we’ve moved the exhibition online due to COVID-19. Students created these works at home across Northern Ontario, Southern Ontario, and China.
February 19, 2021 - June 20, 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 - September 12, 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.