Curated by: Jennifer Bowen Allen
Artists: Jean Taylor, Heather Callaghan, Mary Caesar, Dolores Scheffen, Amber Walker, Arlene Ness, Blair Thorson
Dates: Dec 1, 2014 – ongoing
Online Exhibition: http://bushwomenontheland.com/
The Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (ACC) is pleased to present the online exhibition Hands of Time: Bush Women on the Land, curated by Jennifer Bowen Allen. The curator explores the concept of the bush woman and the role that women play in maintaining a connection to the land through the practice and transmission of traditional teachings. The works by the seven artists respond to the link between women, traditional teachings and the land in a Northern context from a variety of Indigenous perspectives according to the nation of each artist.
Hands of Time: Bush Women on the Land is a part of the ACC’s Micro Mentorship program. The program is a distance mentorship that pairs an emerging Indigenous curator (Jennifer Bowen Allen) with an established Indigenous curator (Elwood Jimmy). The emerging curator is given the opportunity to curate an online exhibition under the guidance of the established curator. The program is aimed at developing the professional curatorial and writing skills of the emerging curator, while providing access to online exhibition space and support in developing the exhibition.
The ACC is honoured to support Bowen Allen in producing this important exhibition highlighting the work of Indigenous artists in the Yukon and Northern British Columbia. It is hoped that the online format of Hands of Time: Bush Women on the Land will create a space for broader dissemination of and exchange between the northern Indigenous artists featured in this exhibition and the ACC’s membership across Canada and beyond.
This program is made possible through funding from the Ontario Arts Council
This online exhibition is a part of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective’s Micro Mentorship program.