Marianne Nicolson, There’s Blood in the Rocks video, 2016
Legacy Gallery, Victoria
As part of the Legacy Art Galleries Canada’s 150 Years anniversary, a series of Origin Stories respectfully acknowledges a much longer history by presenting First Nations narratives that move beyond limited settler versions of history. Kwakwaka’wakw artist Marianne Nicolson uses pictographic imagery and song in a powerful video installation that tells the history of the 1862 small pox epidemic in Victoria which utterly devastated thousands of West Coast First Nations people. At Legacy Downtown until September 16, 2017.