#callresponse, SAW Gallery


June 18 – July 30, 2017

GALERIE SAW GALLERY 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa

Opening reception:  June 18, 2017, 5 pm

Strategically centering Indigenous women as vital presences across multiple platforms, #callresponse is a multifaceted project that includes a touring exhibition, website, social-media platform, and catalogue. Beginning with a series of local art commissions by Indigenous women and artists whose home communities span the country, the project is geographically expansive yet brought together in the physical space of the gallery and the virtual space of the Internet. Envisioning the initial commissions as a call to action, each artist has invited a guest to respond to their work. The resulting works are exhibited together alongside a series of engaging public performances and events.

#callresponse is produced in partnership with grunt gallery and generously supported by the {Re}conciliation initiative of the Canada Council for the Arts, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Additional funding support from the British Columbia Arts Council. Presentation partners include BUSH Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, FADO Performance Art Centre, Kamloops Art Gallery, OFFTA live art festival, theNational Arts Centre, and the Native Education College.

Although #galeriesawgallery is officially reopening with new facilities in 2018, they will be co-presenting the exhibition #callresponse with grunt gallery on June 18th inside the main floor gallery of Arts Court. This SAW satellite space will be accessible from the main entrance at 2 Daly Avenue.

Presented by SAW Gallery in partnership with the National Art Center’s Canada Scene.

Use the hashtag #callresponse to get involved in the conversation!


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