The exhibition is the continuation of a lifetime of research by Coast Salish / Sahtu Dene artist Rosemary Georgeson and emerges from her decade-long collaboration with Dr. Jessica Hallenbeck. This work has led to the recovery of the identities of Rosemary Georgeson’s ancestral grandmothers and reconnection with their descendants. This exhibition has been developed in collaboration with Dr. Kate Hennessy at Simon Fraser University and with the Yellowhouse Art Center.
Yellowhouse Art Centre Society is a non-profit organization founded in Shxixnetun / Sturdies Bay on Galiano Island in 2019, serving the community as a centre and a contemporary space for gathering, making, and sharing arts.
Roksan Parfitt is a Jewish descendent immigrant from Turkey and a settler on Coast Salish territories for over a decade. She is a visual artist, art teacher, program coordinator, and the founder of Yellowhouse Art Centre.