This 11th Annual Exhibition and Showcase featured art from ten creative collaborations in a variety of artistic genres, including, dance, writing, puppetry, choral music, and First Nations cedar bark weaving. The work was the product of artistic collaborations conducted at Trout Lake, West Point Grey, Britannia, Carnegie, Moberly, Douglas Park, Strathcona, and here at the Roundhouse, as well as Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver.
Participants drew inspiration from their work together. As they sang, drew, wrote and danced, the artist participants also swapped stories and advice about the lived realities of their lives, hopes, and histories. Many of the participants have lived through troubled times and have direct experience of Residential School, racist and homophobic legislation and much more. They have been pioneers and vanguards, parents, grandparents and children, cooks, teachers, prison guards and performers. Many are still active members of their various communities. A repository of knowledge and wisdom, they are a living archive of important human histories and a testament to the human spirit of resilience and survival.