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Film Screening Night 1 “A Place Between – A 60’s Scoop Arts Project”

Apr 22
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

715 Main St Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3N7


Film Screening Event as part of “A Place Between – A 60’s Scoop Arts Project” (running April 7 to April 29)
Date: April 22, 2017
Location: Circle of Life Thunderbird House, 715 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Times: 3-5 pm.
Artist Talks at 2 pm; films begin at 3pm; light refreshments and snacks served at 5 pm
Films by Zachery Longboy, Tasha Hubbard and Carol Greyeyes

“A Place Between – A 60’s Scoop Arts Project” (running April 7 to April 29 at Urban Shaman Gallery and throughout the city centre) featuring over twenty contemporary Indigenous artists who have produced artworks, performances, writing, and films in which they each describe a myriad of experiences on being adopted out or placed in care.

With the recognition that dealing with the 60’s Scoop is a move towards healing and reconciliation, and as the first and largest group exhibition that has a focus that spans from the 60’s Scoop in Canada to issues that currently exist of Indigenous children forcibly removed from their homes. The Urban Shaman Gallery is cognizant that here in Winnipeg there is a need to socially engage and involve the community.

Details of all events and Artist Bios please check our web site at www.urbanshaman.org

Zachery Longboy
Zachery Cameron Longboy is a Sayasi Dene, video/performance and visual artist from Churchill, Manitoba. His video art, visual and performance work continues an exploration within a fractured cultural experience. Longboy’s video work is part of the collections of The National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Glenbow Museum (Calgary), The Canada Council Art Bank (Ottawa).

Film: “Confirmation of my Sins” (1995) 12 mins
– There are many memories of childhood that have slipped through the cracks. Most that I can recollect were of the differences in myself in comparison to the others around. Taken away at one week of age from my Indian community and given to a white foster family, my experience of the authentic Indian and where my placement is, within this dream of authenticity, comes from an infected locale.

Tasha Hubbard
Tasha Hubbard current film and academic work focuses on Indigenous creative representation of the Buffalo and on recovering historic Indigenous stories. She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker; her solo writing/directing project Two Worlds Colliding (2004) won a Canada Award at the Gemini’s and a Golden Sheaf Award and she recently released the animated short film Buffalo Calling, 2013.

Films: “Hard to Place” (2013) 4 mins
– an autobiographical multi-media project made by Tasha Hubbard. Through the innovative use of visual images, practical knowledge and earned family knowledge, Hubbard explores the mending the spirit damaged by dislocation due to colonization.

Carol Greyeyes
Carol Greyeyes is an actor, writer, director, teacher and arts administrator. She studied at the University of Saskatchewan where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Education. She acted and taught in both her home province of Saskatchewan and in Alberta before moving to Toronto to pursue a MFA from York University. After graduation, Carol worked in theatre and the film and television industry as an actor and screenwriter. She was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Actress for her work in theatre.

Film: “Indian Blue” (2008) 8 mins
– Born to a Cree woman; adopted by a white family in crisis; then passed off as white; Carol Greyeyes grew up feeling disenfranchised by both cultures and attempted suicide. She expresses her plight and the duality of her aboriginal and non-aboriginal heritage through Chief Poundmaker’s speech and Shakespears’ Sonnet 29.

Organizers of A Place Between – A 60’s Scoop Arts Project
Marcel Balfour, Daina Warren, Janell Henry

Velma Orvis, Wahlea Croxen, Carolyn Moar

For more information please contact Daina Warren, Director, at daina@urbanshaman.org; or Janell Henry, Project Coordinator, at aplacebetween2017@gmail.com; or call the Urban Shaman Gallery at 204-942-2674.

Special thanks to the National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund, Sport, Culture, and Heritage | Government of Canada, {Re}conciliation | Canada Council for the Arts

Urban Shaman: Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery acknowledges the support of our friends, volunteers, community and all our relations, the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, NCI FM, and Wawanesa Insurance. And all the donors and sponsors to the project.

Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery
203 – 290 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2
T 204.942.2674
W http://www.urbanshaman.org

image: Still from Zachery Longboy’s “Confirmation of My Sins”


April 22, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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