august, 2018

20augallday29alldayWords Rising, Birds Rising: A Coast Salish Artists' Residency

Event Details

From August 20-29, the Vancouver Park Board in partnership with the Roundhouse welcomes artists Christie Charles (of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Nation and with lineage to Sel̓íl̓witulh and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nations), Charlene George (of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Sel̓íl̓wat Nations) and Wil George (of the Sel̓íl̓witulh Nation) who will explore cultural knowledge of birds through performance, weaving, language, video, sound and poetry. Curated by Kamala Todd, this artists’ residency directs a local Indigenous lens at birds of the Northwest Coast. Everyone is welcome to attend and details on workshops, performances and other activities will be available closer to the date.

A Vancouver Park Board Artists’ Residency in partnership with the Roundhouse

DATE Mon Aug 20 – Wed Aug 29
TIME M-F 9am-9:45pm, Sa-Su 9am-4:45pm
LOCATION Exhibition Hall

DATE Fri Aug 24
TIME 6-9pmpm
LOCATION Exhibition Hall
DETAILS Performances by Christie Charles, Charlene George, and Wil George


Poetry readings with Wil George
Tue Aug 21, 12–3pm

Charlene George weaves on-site
Wed Aug 22, 6–9pm

Poetry and performance with Christie Charles
Sat Aug 25, 1-4pm

Charlene George weaves on-site
Sun Aug 26, 12–3pm

Writing workshop with Wil George: ‘Metaphors, Symbols & Archetypes’
Tue Aug 28, 5–7pm

Poetry and performance with Christie Charles
Wed Aug 29, 11am–2pm


august 20 (Monday) - 29 (Wednesday)

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