In celebration of Black History Month join artist Sade Alexis in creating your own self portrait!
Sade’s work focuses on the ways in which Blackness can be understood and celebrated through art, in all of its complexities and intricacies. She uses her practice as a means of bringing Black experience into the historically colonial art world. Sade also uses her practice to understand what it means to be stolen people on stolen land, her work questions homelands and our ties to them, or lack thereof.
Sade Alexis is a Black Woman artist and writer, living, working and loving on the stolen lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ nations. She was born and raised on these lands, and understands them as the only home she has ever known, and in knowing this she sees it as her duty to fight alongside Indigenous land defenders who actively protect and love these lands. She is a recent BFA graduate from ECUAD, and is currently working as a freelance illustrator, and as an art instructor for neurodiverse kids. (www.sadealexis.com)
Family Sunday happens every third Sunday of the month October – June, and is an afternoon of exploring hands-on art-making and ideas for all ages. This recurring program often features special guests like storytellers, artists, performers or musicians.
The February 2022 Family Sunday was supported by the Province of British Columbia.
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is located on the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən speaking peoples, today known as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. We extend our gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to live and work on this territory.
Video editing by Marina DiMaio.In celebration of Black History Month join artist Sade Alexis in creating your own self portrait!
Sade’s work focuses on the ways in which Blackness can be understood and celebrated through art, in all of i …
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