Location: 
On The Road  
Exhibition

Worn Inward

Date: 
Thursday, 18 February 2021 to Thursday, 15 April 2021

Curator: Aiden Gillis

Artists: Killa Atencio, Jordan Bennett, Brandy Bernard, Darcie Bernhardt, Flora May Chubbs, Brandon Hollohan, Gesig Isaac, Natasha Root and Arielle Twist.

LOCATION:

Johnson Geo Centre
175 Signal Hill Rd, St. John's, NL A1A 1B2

 

Survival meant walking through the world with languages and cultural ties tucked under sleeves – worn inward. Words displaced from tongues of descendants; skin eager for stories told through ink.

Diving into museum collections, eight emerging Indigenous artists from across the continent participated in group discussions and workshops while exploring self-representation through adornment and wearable design.

Worn Inward hosts a collection of multimedia practices including photography, painting and embroidery, shedding layers of self-preservation in celebrating ongoing survivance.

Responding to Mi’kmaw artist Jordan Bennett’s 2018 – 2019 exhibition Ketu’elmita’jik [they want to come home], these sentiments are carried over through designs that speak to the active presence and perseverance of Indigenous identities and worldviews. Self-representation results in a visibility that spreads pride; a fire that sparks confidence and ignites change.

View the Exhibition Guide [PDF]

This exhibition was made possible with the generous support of RBC Foundation, Lydon Lynch Architects, and Mark Bursey & Jane Wells.