Huron County, Ontario – The Huron County Museum is pleased to welcome Métis artist Tracey-Mae Chambers, who brings her site-specific art installation #HopeAndHealingCanada to the Museum on February 17, 2022.
#HopeAndHealingCanada is a series of temporary site-specific art installations created by Chambers, who uses knit and crochet pieces constructed from red yarn to illustrate the connections between all. She also uses the work to promote dialogue about decolonization and reconciliation between Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples and settlers.
“I believe collectively we must remain hopeful to heal. There is still so much that connects us to one another, and I am hoping that the pandemic has made that more apparent to everyone,” said Chambers, who has been creating these installations across the province at historical sites, museums, and other public spaces since July 2021. Each piece is constructed reusing red yarn from previous installations. “I want to illustrate the temporary nature of our lives, of our struggles and our achievements. The string represents the connectivity between each other and our environment as it will also not last forever.”
Chambers will be onsite at the Museum on February 17 and the public is welcome to watch the creation process, which will take place outdoors in front of the log cabin. The final installation will be available to the public until March 6. Please note that the installation will be moved indoors in inclement weather, resulting in capacity limits and masking requirements.
“The Huron County Museum is very happy to bring Tracey-Mae’s important work to Huron County,” said Senior Curator Elizabeth French-Gibson. “Welcoming such installations supports the Museum’s on-going work to expand its exhibitions by sharing more diverse stories that have not always been historically presented.”
To learn more about Chambers and the #HopeAndHealingCanada project, visit: #HopeandHealingCanada at traceymae.com
The #HopeAndHealingCanada installation will take place at the Museum on February 17 and the media is invited to visit the site after 10:00 a.m. to take photos and to speak with Chambers.
The County of Huron asks the community to continue respecting all public health guidelines in response to COVID-19. Stay informed on the COVID-19 situation in Huron County by visiting www.HPPH.ca.