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Here. Annual Aboriginal Student Exhibition

February 24 – March 4, 2020

Opening Reception – February 24 – 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Performance by Christie Lee Charles

Emily Carr University – Michael O’Brian Exhibition Commons
Respectfully , Emily Carr is located on unceded, traditional and 
ancestral territories of the Musquem, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh 

Curators: Diane Blunt, Megan Jensen, Sydney Pickering and Kelsey 


Living here. Standing here. Creating here.

This land we stand on holds many nations from many places, some of us are guests and some of us are from here. This exhibition presents a variety of work that shows our growing and continued presence in this place.

Here, is a gathering of pieces that are created from our own visions.

We are still here. 

Sháman’stut: Aboriginal Student Exhibition

February 16th – 27th
Mid exhibition celebration – Wednesday, February 21st 4:30pm

Sháman’stut (Shaw-men-tsote) comes from the Squamish language and bears a dual meaning; to rise to the surface and to be able to heal or fix one’s self and others. Rise to the surface references how art comes to be actualized and subject matter explored. To be able to heal or  fix one’s self and others speaks to the function art in conveying meaning to viewers and the healing process that happens within the artist in actualizing their work. In broader terms it is the process by which something moves and
becomes visible.
Emily Carr University is situated on unceded, traditional and ancestral xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories. As the inaugural and annual Indigenous student exhibition at the Great Northern Way campus, Sháman̓stut seeks to reify our relationship to place.

Curators: Nicole Preissl, Lacie Burning, M V Williams, Veronica R Waechter Danes

Final Poster for show AGP 2018 feb 6th

Annual Aboriginal Student Exhibition

Annual Aboriginal Student Exhibition
March 24-April 3, 2017

Opening Reception
Friday, March 24 4:30-6:30pm
Concourse Gallery

Curatorial Brief:
Re-Forming desires to play on the word “form” as an aesthetic critique of a creative work while proposing a reformulation of fixed understandings of aesthetic as it relates to Indigenous artists and subject matter. As a suggestive device, this title asks the viewer to deepen their consideration of “what it means to be an Indigenous artist” versus “what it means to make art of Indigenous subject matter”, and to thoughtfully re-form initial, predetermined perspectives into something more generative and open. The process of re-forming as a practice in itself encourages an enriched critical engagement with the subtleties and nuances that exist for Indigenous artists and their creative practices. We want to highlight how Indigenous people are engaging with the reformation of culture, languages, politics and creative aesthetic and how that reformation allows a necessary shift in the relationships that our audiences have with us, our art and each other in the context of contemporary art.

This Years Student Curatorial Team:
Mallory Amirault -Mi’kmaq Metis
Nicole Preissl- Stolo
Veronica Danes- Gitxsan
Michelle Williams- Haida


FNA Aboriginal Student Exhibition

Annual Aboriginal Student Exhibition
April 4-11, 2016
Concourse Gallery
Emily Carr University Art+Design

Opening Reception
Monday, April 4, 2016

FNA an acronym for First Nations Art is a title that brings forward a certain slang statement saying F’n eh; First Nations Art is still here. Through centuries of turmoil from foreign dictatorships amidst what is now called the Americas, First Nations Art has survived, it is still here, we are still here, practicing our cultural heritages. With technological advancements and new and old practices of art combined, First Nations Art can be constructed to satisfy the needs of the artist’s vision for completion in whatever medium they so choose. Adaptation has happened and the spirit of First Nations Art and it’s practitioners are regenerated to fulfill the symbolic entities of their people’s creative rights. So to that we say FNA.

This year’s curatorial team:
Derian Blake(Gwichin) William Callaghan(Tlingit) Chloe Mustooch(Nakoda Sioux & Cree) Edwin Neel(Ahoushat & Kwagul)

Poster design: Chloe Mustooch

Unceded: Aboriginal Student Art Exhibition

UNCEDED | Aboriginal Student Art Exhibition
Concourse Gallery
March 26 – April 7, 2015, 10am – 6pm
Opening Reception | Thursday, March 26, 4:30 – 6:30pm
On National Aboriginal Day, June 21, 2013, the Mayor of the City of Vancouver took the extraordinary step of declaring a Year of Reconciliation, a year-long effort that seeks to heal from the past and build new relationships between Aboriginal peoples and all Vancouverites. A year later, on June 24, 2014, the City of Vancouver formally acknowledged that the city of Vancouver is on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. This was an important acknowledgement, as it validates what First Nations have been saying since before confederation.

But what does unceded mean?

In this year’s exhibition, students will explore the meaning of the term unceded, and consider how this can be applied in other contexts – art, culture, language, social traditions, traditional economies, and intellectual properties, to name a few. Participating artists will present works that speak to these contexts, and provide personal, familial and/or tribal perspectives on the idea of unceded.

Unceded is curated by current students William Callaghan, Lou-ann Ika’wega Neel and Richard Heikkila-Sawan.

UNCEDED | Aboriginal Student Art Exhibition
Concourse Gallery
March 26 – April 7, 2015, 10am – 6pm
Opening Reception | Thursday, March 26, 4:30 – 6:30pm