This inspiring exhibition highlights a selection of artwork gathered from four and five year olds in the Aboriginal Head Start On-Reserve programs throughout Nova Scotia. Art can act as a pathway to communicate powerful feelings when words are not enough. The artwork on display in this colourful exhibition reflects the imagination and creativity of very young artists as they express their cultural and personal experiences with energy and enthusiasm.
The exhibition also includes two works from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia's Permanent Collection by First Nations artists Alan Syliboy and Dozay Christmas. These two images were used by the Gallery, during in-service workshops for Head Start co-ordinators, to demonstrate how original artworks can be used to encourage the development of visual literacy in young children.
Image from Kekina'masuti Nemitekemk Nktuey Mijua'jijk: Through Children's Eyes Publication, 2011