Following Embassy Cultural House's international exhibition Intercambio, is Sowing Clay - curated and led by ECH and GardenShip members Paul Chartrand and Michelle Wilson from October 20th to November 6th, 2021.
Sowing Clay brings together communities to create a memorial to land and water defenders killed protecting the more-than-human. Paul Chartrand and Michelle Wilson lead this collaborative project, which calls on participants from across Turtle Island to create a monumental installation. When completed, this memorial will comprise a chain of over 700 open links formed from unfired, locally gathered clay. Each link in the chain will carry one etched name and native seeds mixed into the clay body. When joined together, the links resemble intertwined arms, harkening to non-violent resistance movements and protests.
Sowing Clay's organizers Paul and Michelle view gathering and making sessions as opportunities for critical cross-cultural conversations while honouring those who've given everything to defend the Land. Please sign up at the link below to join one of their workshops at Support Gallery between October 20th – November 6th. Groups will be small in order to ensure masking, social distancing, and vaccination regulations are complied with by all participants.
To sign-up: https://www.gardenship.ca/sowing-clay
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