The Woodland Cultural Centre is partnering with Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre to bring Planet IndigenUs events to Brantford between August 14 – 23, 2009.
Planet IndigenUs is a multi-disciplinary arts festival showcasing professional Canadian Aboriginal artists in an international context. Providing a unique and provocative experience of the contemporary realities that define indigenous artistic expressions, the guiding themes of this festival are Identity, Rights, and Continuity.
Music, dance, visual arts, craft design, theatre, literary art, film, performance art, and an international indigenous art and food market fill this exciting two-weekend event. Interactive performances, workshops, and hands-on artistic/community collaboration projects help advance artists’ careers, develop local, national and international links, and build new audiences of indigenous art.
Weekday activities include artistic residencies, master classes, workshops, lunchtime concerts at Harbourfront Centre’s SIRIUS Satellite Radio Stage, presentations of new work, screenings, readings, receptions, panel discussions and debates.
Announcements of events and headliners for this festival will begin next week.
In the meantime, you can visit the Museum at the Woodland Cultural Centre. Museum Hours are Monday to Friday 9 am until 4 pm, and Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Admission rates are: Adults $5.00; Seniors (65+) S4.00; Students (ages 6-16) $3.00 and those 5 & Under FREE.
Also at the Woodland Cultural Centre:
First Nations Art 2009: This Exhibition run from May 1 – July 5, 2009.
OPENING RECEPTION – FRIDAY, MAY 1st at 7 PM.
Established in 1975, this exhibition is one of the longest running annual exhibits that provides established and emerging First Nations artists an excellent opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in a fine art gallery setting.