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Uprising: The Power of Mother Earth

October 24 - April 19

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Uprising: The Power of Mother Earth

Christi Belcourt—A Retrospective with Isaac Murdoch

October 24, 2020 – April 19, 2021

About the Exhibition

Uprising: The Power of Mother Earth, co-produced by the Thunder Bay Art Gallery and Carleton University Art Gallery, is the first retrospective of Christi Belcourt’s work, and spans more than twenty-five years of her art-making career. The exhibition traces her practice from its beginnings in the early 1990s to the present, and concludes with recent works made collaboratively with Isaac Murdoch, an Anishinaabe knowledge keeper and emerging visual artist. Uprising: The Power of Mother Earth brings together more than thirty major Belcourt paintings on loan from numerous private and public collections including National Gallery of Canada, Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canadian Museum of History, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. The exhibition also includes a selection of Murdoch’s iconic works, which have been featured prominently on the front lines of the Indigenous resistance movement against resource extraction. Together, these two artists produce powerful images that champion the restoration of balance between all living beings and the natural world, reflecting the deep traditions of Indigenous culture.

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Christi Belcourt
This Painting is a Mirror, 2012
Acrylic on Canvas
198.1 x 274.3 cm
Collection of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
Photography by Lawrence Cook

Christi Belcourt & Bonnie Devine in conversation with Sarah Milroy

November 2, 2020

q – In Christi Belcourt’s studio, art is a tool for activism

November 24, 2020


October 24
April 19
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