In-person walk-through of “Drawing on Our History”

May 2, 2023

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Explore "Drawing on our History" with some artists and curators!

Join us for a walk around the gallery to visit Drawing on Our History with artists Jay Odjick, Gayle Uyagaqi Kabloona and Mélanie Meyers, and the curators who invited them: Danielle Printup, Heather Anderson and Sandra Dyck.   

Gayle’s drawings and ceramics explore personal and cultural memories, artworks and belongings. Melanie’s immersive installation fragments the landscapes we share.  Jay’s large vinyl work reminds us that this land is always Anishinabe Aki.

At each installation, the artists will field questions from the curator who invited them to participate in the exhibition, offering insights into the stories, themes and questions behind their practice.


Gayle Uyagaqi Kabloona is an Ottawa-based multidisciplinary artist who creates ceramics, prints, graphic art, wall hangings, knitwear and more. Kabloona’s work is inspired by the art of her grandmother, Victoria Mamnguqsualuk, and the colours and bold shapes of her great-grandmother Jessie Oonark’s work. She often incorporates traditional Inuit stories told through a contemporary feminist lens. 

Mélanie Myers lives and works in Hull (Gatineau), where she teaches sculpture at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO). Her artistic practice uses drawing to explore the genre of landscape, combining fragments of urbanized landscapes – developed, altered or alienated – to create immersive installations. 

Jay Odjick is an artist, writer and television producer from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabe community in Quebec. He is best known for his creation Kagagi (the raven), a comic book series and animated TV series that is part of a growing number of Indigenous superheroes created by Indigenous writers and artists.

Danielle Printup is a Hodinohso:ni / Anishinaabe arts administrator and curator from Kitigan Zibi Anishnabeg, QC, with maternal roots in Ohsweken, ON. She is Indigenous Cultural Engagement Coordinator at CUAG.

Heather Anderson is curator at CUAG. Recent exhibitions include The Baroness Elsa Project (2021, co-curated with Irene Gammel), Shannon Finnegan: Lone Proponent of Wall-to-Wall Carpet (2020, co-curated with Fiona Wright), Rah: SuperNova (2019) and Linda Sormin: Fierce Passengers (2018).

Sandra Dyck is director at CUAG. She has curated over fifty exhibitions and published numerous catalogue essays and articles.


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