Ta’n a’sikatikl sipu’l | Confluence

Ta’n a’sikatikl sipu’l | Confluence

Saturday, 14 August 2021 to Wednesday, 10 September 3000

Artists: Malaya Akulukjuk, Hanna Akulukjuk, Paul Angiyou, Pitseolak Ashoona, Ned Bear, Lance Belanger, Dozay Christmas, Charles Doucette, Billy Gauthier, Robert Houle, Kawtysee Kakee, Kiakshuk, Iyola Kingwatsiak, Rita Letendre, Duane Linklater, George Littlechild, Norval Morrisseau, Meeko (Sarah) Nastapoka, Parsa Nowra, Daphne Odjig, Jessie Oonark, Annie Pootoogook, Eegyvudluk Pootoogook, Elijah Pootoogook, Lukta Qiatsuq, Bill Reid, Pitaloosie Saila, Alan Syliboy, Michelle Sylliboy, Lucassie Takatak.

Water is life and connects us all. As rivers separate, they rejoin downstream and take with them what they have collected on their travels—shifting, distilling, collecting.

Where rivers meet, Ta’n a’sikatikl sipu’l | Confluence, encourages an ongoing dialogue about connection and exchange. It has been built on themes inspired by the work of selected First Nations, Inuit, and Métis artists mainly from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Permanent Collection. This exhibition highlights seven guiding topics that collectively build caring relationships: Awareness, Reflection, Sustainability & Treaty, Community, Memory & Remembering, Gathering & Knowledge, and Sharing.

Ta’n a’sikatikl sipu’l | Confluence celebrates works by Indigenous artists practicing here on Mi’kma’ki (Mi’kmaq Territory) and activates engagement between generations through the Mi’kma’ki Artists’ Spotlight. This exhibition also includes (Tea)chings, a space for artwork created through Indigenous-centred programing by community members of all ages.

Learning Guide

Curated by: Aiden Gillis & Michael McCormack
Exhibition Design by: Patuo’kn