What: Hummingbird Spirits: Strength and Resilience exhibition
Who: Facilitated by Tania Willard featuring works by UBC Okanagan community and the public
Exhibition dates: Thursday, February 29 to Monday, April 22, 2024
Exhibition times: Monday to Saturday 9:00AM to 10:00PM and Sundays 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Reception: Saturday, March 9, 2:00-4:00 PM
Where: Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: Admission is free and open to the public
UBC Okanagan Gallery is proud to announce our next exhibition Hummingbird Spirits: Strength and Resilience will debut on February 29, 2024 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.
Based on the Hummingbird Spirits printmaking initiative originated by UBC Okanagan Gallery Director and Assistant Professor in Visual Arts Tania Willard, this exhibition will explore a vast catalog of linocut prints all featuring a hummingbird motif. Each original print was produced during the previous two year run of the ongoing Hummingbird Spirits project. UBC Okanagan students, faculty and the general public created the hummingbird prints to honour the children (little spirits) who never came home and remember the unmarked graves at residential schools across Canada. The designs were printed onto vibrant orange flags and previously displayed in the campus courtyard during National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Visitors can expect to see hundreds of unique linocut prints of hummingbirds on small textile flags in addition to larger reproductions of some of the prints. This exhibition is produced in partnership with the Rotary Centre for the Arts in anticipation of Opera Kelowna’s new production Wreckonciliation. The hummingbird flag project is a collaboration between UBC Okanagan Gallery and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.
Hummingbird Spirits: Strength and Resilience opens on Thursday, February 29 in the Galleria hallway at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. The exhibition is free and open to the public. An exhibition reception will take place on Saturday, March 9th from 2:00-4:00 PM to celebrate.