This past summer three living shorelines were constructed along the Hillsborough River to strengthen eroding shores. In tandem with this construction, the Riverworks project commissioned three land-based artworks to be created. At the Tea Hill shoreline Kirstie McCallum constructed Pollinator Clock, at the QEH shoreline Doug Dumais performed Shoreline Palimpsest, and at the Stratford Waterfront Alexis Bulman installed Lillian’s Place.
Rite of Passage film preview and Q&A with Eliza Knockwood
During the upcoming Riverworks art exhibition we’ve planned this special event with director Eliza Knockwood. This feature film is still a work in progress, so don’t miss this early sneak-peek preview at the Beaconsfield Carriage House on April 2nd at 7:00 PM!
Synopsis of Rite of Passage:
An L’nu Grandmother recalls a special journey she took with her family along the waterways and forests of Epekwitk as a young girl. A remarkable journey where she learned many teachings from her relatives, Mother Earth and the Water. Where she gained a deep respect for herself and all life… earning her rite of passage as a young growing girl approaching puberty and now as an elder showing the way of her ancestors to her grandchildren. Filmmaker, Eliza Knockwood, will bring the L’nu Grandmother’s memory into the present and travel the waterways and forests she once paddled and portaged throughout Epekwitk. During this re-enacted journey Eliza will explore what’s been lost due to colonial intervention and climate change and what is left to rebuild with as the L’nu of Epekwitk reclaim their identity and their connection to their territory.
Accessibility at Beaconsfield Carriage House
Riverworks is committed to ensuring as accessible an environment as possible for our four-day art exhibition at the Beaconsfield Carriage House. The following accessibility services are offered at this event:
- The gallery is wheelchair accessible, meaning:
- there are no raised steps between rooms
- there are 2 accessible bathroom stalls
- extra wide hallways and doors
- 1 designated parking space
- ramp access and room to maneuver around sculptures within the exhibition
- Service animals are welcome.
- One attendant will always be in the venue.
- All social media posts, photos and videos have image descriptions or captioning.
- Exhibition text is written in plain language.
- A described video tour of the exhibition will be posted online.
- Social distancing and masks are encouraged.
- The exhibition is free.
Barriers to note: There is no automatic door button at the front entrance, instead a site attendant will be on site to hold the door open.