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Colour Theory

Anti-Racism Discussion Series

&

Art Exhibit

Artists: Dahlila Charlie, Jade Anais, Kristy Crawford, Laura Rechwan, Leting Cai, Macayla Yan, Mara Szyp, Matilde Cervantes, Robyn Jin, Rowan Hynds

 

Colour Theory is an anti-racism discussion series and art exhibit designed by Angelique Bulosan. The exhibit themes include anti-racism, social justice, racial justice, Indigenous  reconciliation, showcasing multiculturalism in the arts and highlighting the experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) artists in Canada.  

 

11 BIPOC artists participated in a series of facilitated Circle discussions that explored experiences around racism. The artists created visual art and personal written pieces inspired by these discussions.

 

The Colour Theory artists collaboratively created a brave space for these conversations to happen with the intention for the exhibit to empower the public to self-reflect on the topic of racism.

 

As you move through the visual and storied experience of Colour Theory, we invite you to be mindful, observant and introspective.

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What is Colour Theory?

Visual Art

Personal Written Pieces

Workshop

Written & Audio

Free, Virtual, Public Anti-Racism Workshop

Where to Find Colour Theory

ECAH

Sept 10 - Oct 5

lək̓ʷəŋən
(Songhees)

Territory

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Esquimalt

A. Wilfrid Johns Gallery

Nov 15 - Nov 28

W̱SÁNEĆ 
(Saanich)

Homelands

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Saanich

Massy Arts Gallery

Oct 12 - Nov 10

xʷməθkʷəyəm (Musqueam)

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish)

selílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)

Nations

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23, West Pender St, Vancouver

Our Territorial Acknowledgement

We are the Colour Theory creatives; We are Black, Indigenous, Mixed-Race and People of Colour.

 

We create from unceded Lək̓ʷəŋən, W̱SÁNEĆ, Haida, Pacheedaht, and Quw’utsun Homelands. 

 

Our identities span diverse experiences, including ethnicity, gender, immigration status, sexuality, physical and mental health, ability and more.

 

We are united by our commitment to anti-racism, anti-colonialism, and by our creativity and desire to express what transpired in our Circle discussions.

 

Throughout this process, we are guided by our commitment to Indigenous sovereignty.

 

Working to support Indigenous self-determination is at the forefront of our lives and while we work against racism.

 

We acknowledge our privilege to occupy the territory we’re on; We are grateful for the land, waters, beings big and small.

 

We recognize we continue to benefit from the operation of the Canadian settler colonial project, which is in direct opposition to what we are grateful for.

 

We commit to seeking out and supporting Indigenous organizations and business, as well as respectfully celebrating Indigenous arts and culture.

 

We commit to continued self-reflection and education, sharing our learnings as we learn them and compassionately interrupting colonial mindsets with curiosity and good will.

Meet The Colour Theory Creatives

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Thank You to Our Contributors

We would like to express gratitude to the following people and organizations who have made this exhibit possible.

 

Hosting the exhibit and providing support:

  • Esquimalt Community Arts Hub

  • Massy Arts Gallery, Massy Arts Society (Vancouver)

  • A. Wilfrid Johns Gallery, Art Education, University of Victoria

 

Our donors and funders:

  • The Circle Way

  • CRD Arts Commission

 

Our volunteers:

  • Geraldine Bulosan 

  • April Gallicano

  • Kiera Bailey

  • Richel Donaldson

  • Sandra Steilo

  • Tiffany Hannan