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Backstories: The Researching Artist as Traveller & Interviewer

Artist Reception: Saturday June 4 | 1-3 pm

The Aurora Cultural Centre is excited to announce our first public gallery reception at our temporary home: Aurora Town Hall. Please join us Saturday June 4 from 1-3 pm to for snacks and refreshments, and the opportunity to meet the artist in-person. All are welcome to attend. 

Please be aware that some of the artwork in this exhibition depicts nudity. During the Artist Reception, this work will be on view. 

Our gallery is located on the second floor of the Aurora Town Hall, through the third-floor entrance (Please refer to infographic below). Parking is available in the upper/North parking lot.  

Can’t make the reception? Visit the gallery during our walk-in hours: Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 am -3:00pm.   

About Backstories: The Researching Artist as Traveller & Interviewer 

Andrew Cheddie Sookrah’s vast and varied practice is rooted in geographic exploration and spiritual expression. He is inspired by the essence of a place, the spirit of its peoples, and the inseparable connections they have to each other and the natural world. 

Backstories: The Researching Artist as Traveller & Interviewer exhibits paintings, drawings, and sculptures taken from Sookrah’s life as both traveller and artist. Recognized for his bright and expressive technique, Sookrah takes us on a journey through Haida Gwaii, Gros Morne, and many other places – including the intimate solitaries of his studio during a time of limited movement; The COVID-19 pandemic. Harnessing media as a tool for visual communication, Sookrah presents an internal dialogue that reflects upon his subjects and their deeper societal connections. In observing his work, viewers are privy to an underlying social commentary that is carefully interlaced into the threads of his canvas. 

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