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Embarking on a recent adventure through the vibrant art scene of Vancouver was a captivating experience that left my soul ignited and my creativity sparked. One highlight that stood out was my visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery, where the ROOTED HERE: WOVEN FROM THE LAND exhibition is currently on display until May 12, 2024.

Unveiling Salish Weaving Traditions

The exhibition showcases the profound work of local Salish weavers – qʷənat, Angela George, Chief Janice George, Willard “Buddy” Joseph, and Debra Sparrow. The intricate tapestries and textiles on display not only tell a visual story but also delve into the deep roots of Salish weaving. It’s a journey disrupted by colonialism but powerfully revived through the hands of these amazing artists.

ROOTED HERE is more than an exhibition; it’s a testament to resilience and the enduring spirit of artistic expression. The disruption caused by colonial forces is met with a powerful revival, celebrating the strength of culture and art in overcoming challenges. Each piece on display tells a story, not just of skillful craftsmanship but also of cultural survival.

Leaving the Vancouver Art Gallery, I couldn’t help but feel a profound sense of gratitude for the beauty that art brings into our lives. It serves as a reminder that inspiration is everywhere, waiting to be discovered in the strokes of a brush, the interlacing of threads, and the stories woven into every piece.
































































































































































If you find yourself in Vancouver, don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in this vibrant showcase of Salish weaving traditions.

🗓️ Exhibition Details:

  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Dates: Now until May 12, 2024

Art has the power to connect us to our roots, inspire change, and weave stories that transcend time. This exhibition is a testament to that power, and I encourage everyone to explore it for themselves. Until next time, keep exploring, keep creating!

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