The opening celebration will be held on Thursday, January 26. The show will be on view January 26 - February 15.
Showcasing the phenomenal work of Emily Carr University's Indigenous community, the 2023 exhibition, Sacred Fires, will be on view from January 22 to February 15 and is being co-curated by Zoe Laycock, Aaron Rice and Vance Wright. The opening celebration will be held on Thursday, January 26.
Fire is healing, purifying – fire brings us together.
The fires we keep within ourselves give strength, our passion, our presence and our position, tending eons of interconnection. Our fires are our connection to culture, to self, and to community. The energy to spark warmth to embers, emanates a light that transforms and gives life. Even as it burns, smoke guides our prayers to our ancestors. Without respect or responsibility, fire can become unwieldy and dangerous, but with proper protocol it gives us both light and warmth.
Fire is a portal, a doorway for contemplation and understanding that demands our presence.