Youth under 30: $15.00
Student Groups: $9.50
1412 Cartwright Street
Photos, letters, hockey sticks, braids, bricks, dolls: these are just some of the hundreds of items that reside in The Witness Blanket: a living work conceived and created by Indigenous artist Carey Newman. In Coast Salish tradition, these blankets uplift the spirit, protect the vulnerable or honour the strong. This vast and beautiful ‘blanket’ of wood and objects does all three: acknowledging the trauma inflicted on Indigenous peoples by the residential school system, and pay tribute to stories of loss, strength and resistance required for healing. In a moving, informative presentation, Newman and co-author Kirstie Hudson will share some of these powerful stories in addition to Newman’s own: the journey of creating this work, his inspiration, and how The Witness Blanket will continue to evolve.
Presented in partnership with Vancity.