Weaving Cultural Identities: National Tour at Penticton Art Gallery

Event Dates:
  • Sat September 18, 2021 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon September 20, 2021 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue September 21, 2021 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed September 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu September 23, 2021 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Weaving Cultural Identities: National Tour
in partnership with the Vancouver Biennale

September 18, 2021 to November 6, 2021
Admission by donation

The Vancouver Biennale presents the Weaving Cultural Identities national touring exhibition, hosted by the Penticton Art Gallery.

Weaving Cultural Identities explores multicultural identity and intercultural relations through traditional weaving as a storytelling medium. Graphic artists and weavers from Vancouver’s immigrant Muslim communities and Coast Salish Indigenous communities including Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Tl’azt’en were brought together in collaboration to create a series of 10 small-scale “prayer rugs” inspired by Islamic prayer rugs and ceremonial Indigenous weavings.

The weavings are a visual manifest of prominent, national dialogues surrounding the reconciliation of heritage, and the sharing and celebration of cultural knowledge, symbolism and self-identification through textile traditions. This multi-part project is part of Vancouver Biennale’s 2018-2020 curatorial theme, “re-IMAGE-n”.

Textile Artists: Angela George, Chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph, Dawn Livera and Adrienne Neufeld, Krista Point, Nadia Sajjad, Ruth Scheuing and Mary Lou Trinkwon, Shamina Senaratne, Michelle Sirois Silver, Debra Sparrow, Robyn Sparrow

Graphic Artists: Doaa Jamal, Damian John, Sholeh Mahlouji, Michelle Nahanee, Kit Walton

Zarina Laalo, Curator
Lori Lai, Exhibition Coordinator