Battlefields of My Ancestors (Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival)
April 29 to May 28
A two-venue installation presented in partnership with Ryerson Image Centre and Ryerson University. In her ongoing photographic series, Shelley Niro (Mohawk, turtle clan) documents the historic battlefields that hold significance for her people. Following the migration route of the Six Nations from upstate New York to southern Ontario – which began during the American Revolutionary War – she captures signs, memorials and landscapes.
Special Artist Talk
Saturday, May 13, 2 to 3 p.m.
Multidisciplinary artist Shelley Niro and curator Bonnie Rubenstein discuss issues raised by Niro’s site-specific public installation at Fort York.