New Hope and Healing Exhibit Display

red weaved yarn in form of art

Métis artist Tracey-Mae Chambers brings her body of work representing her personal journey of hope and healing in a new art installation at Central Branch. As a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Chambers travels across Canada, creating site-specific installations at historical residential school sites, cultural centres, museums, and public spaces.

Using large, pre-made crochet and knit pieces constructed with red yarn, her installations serve as a medium for broaching difficult discussions about decolonization and bridging gaps between settlers and Indigenous communities. This evolving body of work seeks to foster understanding and healing, reflecting Chambers' personal journey of self-education and reconciliation.

Chambers hopes this work will inspire dialogue and reflection, and encourages people to photograph and share their images and experiences online using the hashtag #hopeandhealingcanada.

You can learn more about Chambers in her artist statement on our Arts and Culture page. 

Exhibit on display now in the Glass Case Gallery on the main floor until Sunday, August 25. 

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