Exhibition  Feb 8–Jul 11 Gallery Hours
Opening Reception Sat, Feb 8 2:30–5 pm (formal program begins at 3 pm)
Exhibition Tours  Thu. Feb 20 & Thu, Mar 19
12:05 pm


Emerging artist Niamh Dooley aims to redress the colonial practices of assimilation, loss of land rights, and the residential school system with her exhibition Nintawin, which means “my home” in Oji-Cree. Dooley is a band member of St. Theresa Point First Nation in Treaty 5 territory, and her exhibition focuses on family connection, inter-generational knowledge sharing, reclaiming ancestral knowledge and, ultimately, uncovering one’s true self.

The works in Nintawin are autobiographical in nature and are painted from old family photographs. They depict Dooley’s large extended family and cultural objects, and incorporate traditional materials such as beadwork, moose hair and sinew onto canvas primed with rabbit skin glue.

Come experience a process of discovery and a display of resilience. Nintawin runs from February 8-July 11, 2020 at the Art Gallery of St. Albert.

Nintawin Online Exhibition
Niamh Dooley, From Heart to Ancestors and the Land, oil on canvas with beadwork, animal hide and branches, 132 x 60”, 2018;