PPP is proud to announce that planning and preparations are underway for the 2019 One Wave Gathering, set to take place from September 9 – 30, 2019. Mark your calendar and plan to attend some exciting and thought-provoking events.
Key events include a digital media art exhibition and film screenings at MediaNet Flux Gallery; a Pacific Indigenous Artist Talk at Alcheringa Gallery; special guest speaker and cultural presentation at First Peoples House at the University of Victoria; and our signature community event at Centennial Square on September 14th. We are also delighted to share the news that work is underway on the collaboration and creation of a Pacific Peace House Post to mark the ongoing legacy of our connections across the Pacific!
The Pacific Peace House Post will be jointly created by Bradley Dick of Songhees Nation and Ake Lianga from the Solomon Islands. Each are tasked to bring their own teachings, cultures and art forms together to build a symbolic carving that honours the historic and contemporary connections between Indigenous peoples and the diverse peoples of the South Pacific. Both Bradley and Ake will be working with the support of their cultural mentors and communities as they create this symbolic artwork, made from an 8-foot red cedar log that was skinned and hollowed out by Songhees Carver Tom La Fortune.
Following their cultural and creative preparations, Bradley and Ake will soon begin working within the Songhees Carving shed in the months leading up to our One Wave Gathering. Periodic open houses will be announced for drop-in sessions to meet the carvers and see the progress. Please watch our social media for notices or drop us an email and we will keep you informed. The house post will then be installed and dedicated on Saturday September 21st on the International Day of Peace on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Esquimalt region.
PPP offers our heartfelt thanks to our confirmed 2019 One Wave Key Partners and Contributors: the Government of Canada, Province of British Columbia, Victoria Foundation, City of Victoria, Township of Esquimalt, Capital Regional District, MediaNet, Alcheringa Gallery, University of Victoria – CIRCLE & Indigenous Studies, and of course, to the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations for their incredible ongoing support, friendship and guidance.
Want to be involved? Whether you would like to volunteer, participate as an artist or promote your NGO, One Wave Gathering welcomes you! Please email our Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.