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Floetry: a workshop for water and words

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Saturday September 10
10am – 12pm
Facilitated by Danielle Boissoneau
in person, all welcome

This interactive workshop is designed to reflect the beauty of our natural world while doing the work of identifying our responsibilities to protect these wonders. Using words, we’ll flow for the water. We’ll use art as a method of reclamation and community building. After a short 15 minute walk to the Hamilton Harbour we will sit and determine how to integrate artistic practice with action towards sustainable futures. We’ll be practicing how to be a good ancestor.

Accessibility: WAHC is a physically accessible building. This workshop involves a 15 minute walk on sidewalk from WAHC to the Hamilton Harbour.  Please contact Sonali at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or sonali@wahc-museum.ca with any additional access needs and we’ll try our very best to meet them.

Danielle Boissoneau is a 2Spirit femme, Anishnaabekwe from Garden River First Nation. She is a mother, an artist and an avid rabble rouser. For over 7 years, Danielle has worked with community to lead the Hamilton Harbour Water Walk, a 42 kilometre journey that is rooted in Anishnaabek sovereignty and purpose. She aligns her artistic practices with her responsibilities to community, the land and the water. You can often find her laying on the grass. Danielle is from the Old Turtle Clan.

This program is presented in connection to our main gallery exhibition called Future of Work: Letters from the Land and Water curated by Simranpreet Anand and Srimoyee Mitra. The exhibition brings together artwork by Alvin Luong, Audie Murray, Jagdeep Raina and Sindhu Thirumalaisamy and is on view August 31 – December 16, 2022.

WAHC wishes to acknowledge the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Hamilton, the Province of Ontario, CUPE, the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario, the Canada Council for the Arts, OSSTF and ONA for their support of our exhibitions and ancillary programs.

For more information, please contact Sonali Menezes, Program and Exhibitions Specialist, at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or sonali@wahc-museum.ca

51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 1B5       905.522.3003       Public Hours: Click here