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The Art of Reconciliation

The Art of Reconciliation
12-27 November 2022

Traditional Territories of lək̓ʷəŋən Speaking Peoples
Victoria Arts Council
1800 Store Street, Victoria, B.C.

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm-5pm | Wheelchair Accessible

Suggested donation: $2 – $20
CreativeMornings presents “Truth” with Debbie Douez + Tanya Claremont

Friday, 25 November 2022 @ 11am-12pm
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The Art of Reconciliation project explores how young adults feel about reconciliation and helps them express those feelings through art and is being presented in the VAC Main Space.

In May 2019, The Art of Reconciliation was conceptually created by Art Therapist, Debbie Douez, and Tanya Clarmeont from the Victoria Native Friendship Centre. Over the course of several months, Tanya and Debbie led a series of community consultations and individual meetings with local members of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, potential partners and numerous community leaders in the township of Esquimalt. Many of those dialogues went on to inform the project structure and the importance of ensuring all participants get a strong grounding in Indigenous and colonial history. A vision for the project was created.

A special issue of the VAC digital magazine, UNTIL, is also dedicated to this project. Please visit or to learn more.

The Art of Reconciliation is currently accepting applications for their next cohort.  If you are 19-29 years old, and are interested in engaging in these workshops …

image:  Emma Ronayne, A conversation I wish I could have with my grandmother, acrylic and mixed media, 2022 [detail]