Wed, Feb 16|
Hope & Healing Installation with Tracey-Mae Chambers
As part of her Hope & Healing project, Métis artist Tracey-Mae Chambers will create a site-specific fibre art installation using red string — representing love and courage, but also passion, anger, Indigenous slurs, danger and power — at Southampton Arts Centre. Sponsored by Meridian!
Time & Location
Feb 16, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Southampton, 201 High St, Southampton, ON N0H 2L0, Canada
About the event
As part of her Hope&Healing project, Metis artist Tracey-Mae Chambers creates site-specific fibre art installation using red string — representing love and courage, but also passion, anger, Indigenous slurs, danger and power.
On February 16, Tracey-Mae will bring her work to Southampton Arts for a live installation in the historic Southampton Old Town Hall. Members of the public are welcome to visit, watch the artist at work, and see the installation take shape.
“The need to decolonize public spaces in Canada is always on my mind and I am conscious of this as I intuitively create in these spaces,” says Chambers. Her work is a call for discussion around Indigenous affairs, the connection that exists between all of us, and the need for healing and recovery.
“I want to illustrate the temporary nature of our lives, of our struggles and our achievements,” says Chambers. “The string represents the connectivity between each other and our environment as it will also not last forever. Each installation promotes discussion with the people who see it being built and eventually in the photos and stories of the installations that will be travelling Canada as an exhibition and in a book.”
This event and exhibition are possible thanks to the generous financial support of Meridian. The installation will remain on display at Southampton Arts through February for public viewing.