What the Ocean Remembers
What the Ocean Remembers presents newly commissioned and recent works by a group of artists engaged with the creative and critical milieu of the Atlantic Region of Canada: Jordan Bennett, Kym Greeley, Thaddeus Holownia, Meagan Musseau with Jenelle Duvall, Jerry Ropson, and Camille Turner.
In their artistic practice, these artists are looking at and thinking about material memory, memory of the land and sea, both as the residual effects of human action and the reciprocity we need for a sustainable co-existence with the natural world. Their works open a broader critical discussion around decolonization and historical erasure.
This virtual exhibition opens on National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, 2021 with a commissioned land-based performance by L’nu artist Meagan Musseau. Additional programming and content will continue to emerge through December 21, 2021, including artist talks, panel discussions and performances.
What the Ocean Remembers is co-curated by Matthew Hills, Director/Curator, Grenfell Art Gallery, and David Diviney Senior Curator, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and is co-organised by Grenfell Art Gallery and Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in partnership with the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom.