The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
33. Witness Blanket
KIRSTIE HUDSON, CAREY NEWMAN
Revered Indigenous artist Carey Newman and co-author Kirstie Hudson share a personal, powerful and educational masterpiece, paying tribute to the legacy of residential schools and the strength required for healing.
Photos, letters, hockey sticks, braids, bricks, dolls: these are just some of the hundreds of items that reside in The Witness Blanket: a living work conceived and created by Indigenous artist Carey Newman. In Coast Salish tradition, these blankets uplift the spirit, protect the vulnerable or honour the strong. This vast and beautiful ‘blanket’ of wood and objects does all three: acknowledging the trauma inflicted on Indigenous peoples by the residential school system, and pay tribute to stories of loss, strength and resistance required for healing. In a moving, informative presentation, Newman and co-author Kirstie Hudson will share some of these powerful stories in addition to Newman’s own: the journey of creating this work, his inspiration, and how The Witness Blanket will continue to evolve.
Presented in partnership with Vancity.
Suitable for grades 4-7.
Thursday, October 24 at 10:15am
Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St
$20 - Regular
$18 - Members/Seniors
$15 - Youth (under 30)
(not including GST and $3.50 service charge per ticket)
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