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Current Exhibitions

The changing exhibitions of Touchstones Nelson offer a diversity of topics and themes that reflect the broad interests and capabilities of people living in the region. From contemporary art and pop culture, to fine craft and design, to local architectural and human history, Touchstones Nelson exhibitions connect to this area’s creative energy and rich heritage.

Paul Seesequasis: Indigenous Archive Photo Project

February 24 – May 27

Gallery B

Curator(s): Paul Seesequasis & Arin Fay

Paul Seesequasis will guest curate his first ever gallery exhibition of archival photographs culled from his multiyear project via facebook and Instagram of sourcing and sharing images of Indigenous people from across the country. The result of this project has been to emancipate images from obscurity and let them see the light and be seen – and importantly named and acknowledged. The images are powerful in their straightforward and candid beauty – moments of time lost in a catalog.

Paul Seesequasis: Indigenous Archive Photo Project will bring together images of his ongoing work with a regional representation of images from the Kootenay area.

She. We. They: The Women Show

March 8 – May 27

Gallery A

Curator: Community-curated; Arin Fay

Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History, in partnership with The Nelson and District Women’s Centre, is putting together a community-curated exhibition titled She. We. They: The Women Show.

Two very important facets of this exhibition will be a 60 ft long timeline and a ‘wall of women’ portrait display (100+) images. Other facets of the exhibition will include video, a response wall, history of feminist text/press and programming and performance.  The intent of this historical and collaborative exhibition is to frame feminism from many perspectives – illustrate the past – celebrate community and acknowledge the cultural currents which continue to be addressed. This exhibition is both a celebration and a contribution to the important conversations taking place at present about She. We. They. The exhibition opens on International Women’s Day – March 8, 2018.