Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin First Nation is developing an exhibition of both Algonquin and Settler artwork that will explore the boundaries and implications of the Truth and Reconciliation report. And future of Canada.
Robin Tinney is a member of Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin First Nation Community Bancroft/Baptiste Lake Region who lives and works in Toronto. Robin carves traditional stone, bone and wood artworks, as well as working on contemporary sculptural, community, interpretive and interactive projects. Robin also curated “Finding Critical Mass” Exhibit at the Art Gallery of Bancroft. Some of Robin’s work can be found on his website Robin Tinney – Algonquin Indigenous Artist
Rocky Lawrence Green is also a member of Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin First Nation and currently lives in the Bancroft area. Rocky is a prolific artist and a talented painter. He owned/managed his own art gallery in Peterborough for many years and has a wealth of experience with curating and managing exhibitions. Some of Rocky’s artwork and writings can be found on his blog rocky-green.com – a painter writing, images and text
Art is ultimately about ideas – capturing and presenting ideas. Culture is about collecting those ideas, treasuring them, and passing them on to the next generation.
Algonquin culture/history is passed along in various forms of art. Algonquin songs and stories have been passed down from ancestors to elders, and elders to children, and over many generations have been depicted in paintings, carvings, etchings, pottery, beading and sculpture.
Renowned Indigenous artist Norvel Morrisseau created great works of art depicting the legends of his people, the cultural and political tensions between Indigenous and European traditions, his existential struggles, and his deep spirituality and mysticism. He eventually became known as the “Picasso of the North”.
Our goal is to find and promote more Algonquin artists who have the passion to capture and present their ideas.