Hope and Healing art installation coming to Collingwood Museum

August 8, 2022
hand wrapped in red yarn

The Collingwood Museum is pleased to present #HopeAndHealing Canada by Métis artist Tracey-Mae Chambers. Join Tracey-Mae Chambers and museum staff on Saturday, August 13 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to witness the creation of the indoor and outdoor Hope and Healing art installation at the Collingwood Museum. Members of the public and media are invited to interact with the artist during the installation in a come and go fashion.

The #HopeAndHealingCanada project consists of a series of site-specific art installations across Canada. Each unique art installation is made using crochet, knit, and woven red yarns. This ongoing body of work is used to illustrate connections between Indigenous, Inuit, and Métis peoples with Canadians, while also addressing the decolonization of public spaces. Once dismantled, the work is returned to the artist and will be reworked and repurposed at another site somewhere else in the country. The stories gathered from each participating venue will culminate in a book and traveling exhibition. 

Tracey-Mae Chambers is a Métis artist and a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Her family is from, and some still reside in, the traditional Métis community in Sault Ste. Marie and Penetanguishene, Ontario. She is traveling across Canada and the United States creating site specific art installations at residential school historical sites, cultural centres, museums, art galleries and other public spaces.

To learn more about the #HopeAndHealingCanada project, visit www.traceymae.com.

For more information, contact:

Christa Carter
Manager, Public Relations & Communications
T. 705-445-1030 Ext. 3274

Melissa Shaw
Museum Supervisor
T. 705-445-4811 Ext. 7222