Tania Willard

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Tania Willard
Only Available Light, 2016
video installation using footage from The Shuswap Indians of British Columbia, by Harlan Smith (1928) projected through selenite crystals

Tania Willard’s work is presented in conjunction with #callresponse, a Canada Council {Re}Conciliation initiative. #callresponse supports the work of Indigenous North American women and artists through five site-specific art commissions that incite dialogue and catalyze action between individuals, communities, territories and institutions. The project poses possibilities that ground art in responsible action, value-lived experience and demonstrates ongoing commitment to community building, responding to re/conciliation as a present day negotiation and ongoing consequence of colonial trauma. Running at the same time as Luminocity, Willard’s Only Available Light will be a part of an exhibition at grunt gallery in Vancouver, opening October 28 alongside selections from each commissioned project.

#callresponse is produced in partnership with grunt gallery and generously supported by the {Re}conciliation initiative of the Canada Council for the Arts, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Additional presentation partners include BUSH Gallery, FADO Performance Art Centre, Kamloops Art Gallery, OFFTA live art festival, and the National Arts Centre.