We acknowledge the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which Collingwood Yards is situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group. We extend our respect to their Ancestors and all First Peoples and Elders past, present, and future.

Contemporary Arts Precincts
Headdress

Fri 29 April — Sun 22 May, 8am — 10pm
PHOTO 2022
Accessible Toilet
Wheelchair Accessible
Canadian First Nations artist Dana Claxton’s practice investigates indigenous beauty, the body, the socio-political and the spiritual. Her series Headdress extolls indigenous cultural abundance.

In these images, presented as three-metre-high prints in the courtyard of Collingwood Yards, four First Nations womxn display their very different collections of traditional beadwork, spanning generations, tribes and fashions. From traditional designs specific to the Vuntut Gwich’in First Nation, to a duo wearing the same inter-tribal collection made by beaders from the four directions, to hip-hop inspired pieces, these beadworks cover and espouse the womxn’s silhouettes, becoming more than just objects: they are cultural belongings, and the womxn are cultural carriers.

Claxton is a member of the Wood Mountain Lakota First Nations, located in south-west Saskatchewan.

This is a free event. More information here.

Venue

35 Johnston Street
Collingwood Yards
Collingwood, 3066

Accessibility

At level, no-step, access to the courtyard is via entrance 35A Johnston Street and 30A Perry Street. Both paths have sections with even cobblestone paving . You can also gain access to the courtyard from entrances 35B and 35C Johnston Street and 30B Perry Street via the taking the Perry Street Lift to Level UG. Best paths of access are marked on this map.

The central shaded portion of the courtyard is a gravel surface. The surrounding area is paved and wheelchair accessible, however shade and cover is limited.

The closest accessible toilets can be found off the service corridor inside Level UG of the Perry Street Building. These toilets are fitted with grab rails.

 

 

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