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c̓əc̓əwitəl̕ | helping each other | ch’áwatway

Wed, Sep 16 – Wed, Dec 9

Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9, Canada | MAP

This micro-exhibition in the MOV studio calledc̓əc̓əwitəl̕ | helping each other | ch’áwatway, provides an opportunity for the2019 YVR Art Foundation (YVRAF) scholarship recipients to exhibit theirartworks. Each year, since 2005, recipients have exhibited their artworks at acelebratory event held at the Vancouver International Airport. This year’sevent was cancelled to due to COVID-19.

The micro-exhibition, which will be on display until December 9, 2020, exploresthemes of resilience, memory and identity, through reconnection with ancestralknowledge and lands. The title, written in both hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7meshsnichim, shows our respect for the teachings of our host communities – theMusqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh Nations while acknowledging that thisexhibition is taking place within their shared traditional territories. Thetitle also recognizes the importance of mentorship and the value of sharinggained knowledge and skills with others in the community. Each of the featuredartists has created an artwork that showcases the beauty and power of theirrespective teachings and spiritual gifts, some by illustrating elements of oraltradition, others by (re)creating objects of ceremony and prestige.

c̓əc̓əwitəl̕ |  helping each other  |  ch’áwatway features the work of the 2019YVR Art Foundation scholarship recipients including: Stephanie Anderson, MorganAsoyuf, Marlo Wylie Brillon, Ddhälh kït Nelnah / Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé,Reuben Mack, Atheana Picha, Kelly Robinson, Skilaaw / Captain Stewart-Burton,Joshua Watts, and Nathan Wilson.

The YVRAF’s scholarship program awards $5,000 annually to BC and YukonIndigenous emerging and mid-career visual artists to pursue their art practicethrough mentorships, education or community focused art projects.