“GINA’MATIMG ‘Time of Acquiring Learning’”Julia Rose Sutherland Opening Saturday November 12th, 7PM- 9PM "Julia Rose Sutherland's exhibition "GINA'MATIMG" is a contemporary collection of explorations subverted Gawiei's "quillwork" inspired by her heritage as a Mi'kmaq First Nations woman of Turtle Island. Gawiei is a process of embroidery/ embellishment with porcupine quills. Sutherland is using this opportunity to start a dialogue about the representation of Indigenous craft, questioning the canon of westernized gallery practices, authority, and decolonization practices. This work and practice challenge power structures and systemic racism (which actively hinder and oppress minorities) and push for dismantling white supremacy through active conversation and dialogue. This exhibition will include one community quillwork workshop at The New Gallery site on November 5, 2022.
Her Flick the Switch Studio is in the Grange location in Toronto.