Title: Rising to the Occasion
Medium: Mixed media
Location: Margins of Memory, Art Gallery of Windsor
"Rebecca Belmore draws attention to the effects of colonization on First Nations women in Rising to the Occasion with a red dress that is an artifact from Twelve Angry Crinolines, and a silent parade (conceived by Lynn Sharman) staged in Thunder Bay in 1987. The parade was a response to Prince Andrew and Lady Sarah Ferguson's visit to Canada, and the fact that, during this visit, they toured a pioneer fort and rode in a birch-bark canoe. Belmore deftly uses mixed media to combine clichés from British and First Nations culture."