NOVEMBER 19, 2016-APRIL 2, 2017
For artist profiles, related events, and more, visit boarderx.wag.ca
Boarder X features new work by Indigenous artists that use snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing to demonstrate knowledge and relationships to the land. The artwork reflects cultural, political, environmental, and social perspectives related to the landscapes and territories we occupy. These boarding lifestyles share synergies with Indigeneity, connected by an appreciation for the land and water. The exhibit reveals how culture, art, and board intersect. In this context, board culture works to examine contested spaces, political borders, hybrid identities, and traditional territories.
Artists: Jordan Bennett, Roger Crait, Steven Davies, Mark Igloliorte, Mason Mashon, Meghann O’Brien, and Les Ramsay
Curated by Jaimie Isaac, WAG Curatorial Resident of Indigenous & Contemporary Art
Related exhibit: Vernon Ah Kee: cantchant, organized by the National Gallery of Canada
Related Programs & Events
Past Programs & Events
Join us to celebrate the opening of two new shows – Boarder X & Vernon Ah Kee: cantchant
Friday, November 18, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm
Join Boarder X artists Jordan Bennett, Roger Crait, Steven Davies, Mark Igoliorte, Meghann O’Brien, and Les Ramsay for a discussion moderated by Jaimie Isaac, WAG Curatorial Resident of Indigenous & Contemporary Art. Also featured is a talk by Michael Langan, founder of Colonialism Skateboards.
Saturday November 19, 2016 at 3pm
Meet Sheena Crookes, owner, operator, and designer of SkateBetty, an extraordinary collection of up-cycled skateboard jewellery and accessories.
Friday, February 17, 2017 to Sunday, February 19, 2017
Join us for a fun, relaxed, Sunday afternoon of art making activities and a FREE visit to the Gallery.
Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 11am to 5pm
- Tuesday 11am-5pm
- Wednesday 11am-5pm
- Thursday 11am-5pm
- Friday 11am-9pm
- Saturday 11am-5pm
- Sunday 11am-5pm
- Closed Monday