Visual and Media Arts

Reliques et passages

Work by Eruoma AwashishLatest work by Eruoma Awashish.

The Canadian Guild of Crafts is proud to present, in partnership with the Montreal First Peoples Festival, the most recent solo exhibition by artist Eruoma Awashish, Reliques et passages, which will be held from July 17th to August 30th 2014. The opening will take place on Thursday, July 17th 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For the occasion, the artist will be present to meet and greet the public starting at 3 p.m. For the past ten years, the collaborations between the Guild and the Festival give birth to remarkable exhibitions by First Nations contemporary artists that haven’t yet stopped breaking boundaries and confronting the spectator with unusual, original works of art. The multiplicity of media employed and of themes touched upon, where notions of tradition and of contemporaneity meld together by means of an aesthetic research unique to each artist, highlight the eminently personal character of each work of art exposed.


Eruoma AwashishEruoma Awashish’s artistic process emphasizes on updating traditional craftsmanship and on merging the ancestral lifestyle with contemporary realities. She enjoys playing with disruptions, duality and transculturation to create hybrid works where identity and memory are of utmost importance. In her solo exhibition Reliques et passages, she works mostly on the themes of rupture and wound and juxtaposes organic material with contemporary media and objects. Eruoma Awashish has received her BFA in cross‐disciplinary arts and has taken part in numerous exhibitions, both solo and collective, in major museums and galleries throughout the province of Quebec. She has also participated in the Symposium international d’art contemporain de Baie‐Saint‐Paul and more recently, she has collaborated in the making of the documentary film Québékoisie, which has attracted her a lot of attention and an increasing demand for her work from both collectors and institutions.

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Work by Eruoma AwashishWork by Eruoma AwashishGuilde canadienne des métiers d'art
1460-B, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Du 17 juillet au 30 août 2014

Opening : Thursday July 17th 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - The artist will be present starting at 3 p.m.

Artist's conference
Tuesday August 26th at 5:30 p.m.
Free entrance (In French only)


REGALIA, Native Pride

Large format pictures dedicated to powwows dancers and their spectacular outfits
Presented by Roland Lorente and Aline Saffore

Through a strong visual experience, Regalia, Native Pride gives the dancers a voice and reveals the splendour of their creations.

Exhibition creators travelled nearly 10,000 kilometres throughout Eastern Canada and attended over 20 powwows.

After four years of work, their harvest is prove bountiful: 30 portraits, 30 powerful encounters, and a deep conviction that Native American cultures are key elements of human diversity that should be more well-known and preserved.é-autochtone-Native-Pride/469984189759881

Roland Lorente - Photo 1Roland Lorente - Photo 2

Sainte-Catherine Street
From July 31st to August 3rd


Kakwirakeron Ross MontourDavid FaddenThe Color of Flint

Work by Martin A. loft, Natasha Smoke Santiago, Steven Silver Bear McComber, David Fadden1 and Kakwirakeron Ross Montour2.

Rapid Water Gallery
Old Malone Highway, Kahnawake - 450 635-7771
Until August 21st

Opening August 1st at 5 p.m.


Owisokon LahacheOwisokon Lahache

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Centre culturel Kahnawake
Until September 30

Opening July 31st at 6 p.m.

Mural created by Gene PendonMural created by Gene Pendon

The mural created by Gene Pendon and produced by the charity MU in Quartier latin (Ontario/Savoie) will pay homage to the Innu women of Northern Quebec fighting for respect and protection of their rich natural, historical, human and cultural heritage. The central totem of female figures will depict generations and the passing down of knowledge, tradition, customs and storytelling between them. The background will evoke the artist’s interpretation of the natural forces of the Northern land, sky, and fauna.

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