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pi'tawita'iek: we go up river Mural Launch – Call for Submission to all Indigenous OCAD U Students & Alumni

 Image Credit: Jordan Bennett, Ketu’elmita’jik (They want to come home) as installed at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, December 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. Image description: A mixed medium of colorful textile installed on top of circle painted colorfully hard surface hanging on a wall.
pi'tawita'iek: we go up river Mural Launch – Call for Submission to all Indigenous OCAD U Students & Alumni
Onsite Gallery invites all OCAD U Students & Alumni artists who self-identify as First Nations, Inuit & Métis to participate in pi'tawita'iek: we go up river Mural Launch programming.

For any self-identifying Indigenous student or alumni interested in displaying/presenting/selling their artwork at pi'tawita'iek: we go up river Mural Launch, please email

Deadline for Submission: Monday June 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM

pi'tawita'iek: we go up river Mural Launch is on Wednesday, June 15, at Butterfield Park (100 McCaul Street), from 3 PM to 5 PM.

Onsite Gallery will provide tables to artists at no cost.

About pi'tawita'iek: we go up river

pi'tawita'iek: we go up river is a large-scale outdoor mural by Jordan Bennett

pi'tawita'iek: we go up river on the south wall of OCAD University’s main campus, adjacent to Butterfield Park, will ground the space in Indigenous material culture. This new, public artwork is rooted in Bennett’s relationships with Mi’kmaq porcupine quillwork. He brings forward and reimagines their graphic patterns, bright colours and inspiring stories. In visiting with these cultural objects Bennett connects with their visual language and furthers this visual conversation through his contemporary influences and experience.

pi'tawita'iek: we go up river curated by Lisa Deanne Smith, Curator, Onsite Gallery

Qualifications: No Skills/No Qualifications Required.
*Please note that this is not a paid position.*