National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023

26 September 2023 TO 5 November 2023


Art Gallery of Sudbury | Galerie d'art de Sudbury

251 rue John Street
Sudbury, ON
P3E 1P9

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Daphne Odjig


Ally Zmijowskyj Carlos

Saturday 30 September 2023

Honouring the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

Throughout the month of October, the Art Gallery of Sudbury | Galerie d’art de Sudbury will have on display an artwork by one of Canada’s most celebrated Indigenous artists Daphne Odjig for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

During her active six-decade-long career, Odjig’s role in advocating for Indigenous artists was instrumental in developing a platform for contemporary Indigenous artistry both domestically and internationally. In 1982, she received an honorary degree, Doctor of Letters, from Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, in recognition of her contributions as an artist. Odjig received numerous honors including an Eagle Feather from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, the Order of Canada (1986), and Doctor of Law, honoris causa, conferred by the University of Toronto.

Daphne Odjig, Blending as One, 1985. Acrylic on canvas. LUMAC Collection, Art Gallery of Sudbury | Galerie d’art Sudbury.
Installation view 2023.

To learn more about Daphne Odjig’s career check out her online exhibition:

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