Madweyàshkà @ Canada Council For The Arts

Yesterday, I attended the opening of Madweyàshkà | Like a Wave at the Âjagemô art space in the Canada Council for the Arts.
This compelling exhibition showcases a diverse array of works by First Nations and Métis artists, primarily drawn from the Art Bank collection. The pieces on display resonate with cultural depth and artistic innovation, offering a unique lens into the rich heritage and contemporary expressions of Indigenous art. This exhibition is a must-see and will run until May 19, 2025.
Madweyàshkà @ Canada Council For The Arts
Madweyàshkà | Like a Wave presents works by Barry Ace, Carl Beam, Joane Cardinal-Schubert, Rosalie Favell, Greg A. Hill, Robert Houle, Nadia Myre, David Neel, Shelley Niro, Edward Poitras, Jane Ash Poitras, Michael Robinson and Jeff Thomas.
Madweyàshkà @ Canada Council For The Arts
About the exhibition by Olivia Kristoff
“Madweyàshkà. The waves hit the shore, the sound as unbroken and inherent as our breathing. The experience of being Indigenous in Canada means some days are spent drowning in the tsunami of chaos. Then the waves retreat, and we rise up with strength. Over and again, there is a constant ebb and flow, like a wave. It never ceases, and we are always braced for the next impact.
Madweyàshkà @ Canada Council For The Arts
Indigenous artists share a different perspective on history, including both the rise and fall of our cultural freedom. This is represented in the collection of pieces created over the span of 30 years. Everything is connected—our teachings and timelines are not linear, and we are guided by those who came before us. These artists have influenced and inspired each other, cutting new paths with the driving force of the strongest wave.”

Check out the gallery.