Four Lands is a Jumblies touring project, hosted by partners across the country. It explores and expresses people’s relationships to a place: what they like, want to change, remember, have learned, hold in mind from different places and times, wish for and imagine. Visiting and local artists and diverse community members of all ages and backgrounds create and bring to life their own lands, through drawings, miniature models, words, music, conversation and performance.
Four Lands takes the form of an evolving gallery, with ongoing public drop-ins, offsite workshops and other activities as arranged (e.g. artist/historical talks, visits by specific community groups, professional development workshops), a project launch and final presentation and celebration.
The project is facilitated by a team of artists from Jumblies and the host location, mixing forms and traditions. An open-ended number of people and groups can take part in the activities and events.
This 2016 touring project was inspired by a 2010 evolving gallery project at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre – the Three Lands of Scarborough, and a residency at North Bay’s White Water Gallery, in partnership with Aanmitaagzi in 2013 – the Four Lands of Nipissing.
Lead Artist: Ruth Howard
Tour Coordinator: Adrienne Marcus Raja
with other Jumblies and local artists at each location
Where we are headed
May 17 to June 4, 2017
We will bring the Four Lands project back to Toronto, for a residency at the Evergreen Brick Works, with a finale including two new musical works (by Jason Doell and Juliet Palmer), in partnership with Continuum Contemporary Music.
Winnipeg & Saskatchewan
Where we’ve been
Apr. 11th – 17th, 2016
with Community Arts Heritage and Education Project (CAHEP), the Baggage Building Arts Centre, Victoriaville Centre, and March of Dimes Canada.
Apr. 30th – May 8th, 2016
Sept. 17th – 24th, 2016
with the Municipality of Sioux Lookout and local groups: Sioux Lookout Aboriginal Health Authority, Kasabonika First Nation, Lac Seul First Nation, Pelican Falls First Nations High School, Friends of Cedar Bay, Sioux Lookout Native Friendship Centre, Sacred Heart School, Girl Guides and others.
Sept. 27th – Oct. 1st, 2016
Oct. 19th – 29th, 2016
Nov. 18 to 26, 2016
What People Have Been Saying
- Bancroft This Week, June 2nd 2016
- Sioux Lookout Bulletin, September 17th 2016
- Kenora Daily Miner and News, September 22nd 2016
- Metro News, November 23rd 2016
Funders: Ontario Arts Council (Provincial & National Touring Programmes), Ontario Trillium Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, Youth and Interning Artists funded by the Inspirit Foundation, Miziwe Biik Aborigional Employment and the Metcalf Foundation
We would like to bring this project to other locations, time and funds permitting. If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.