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2022 Sep 15
2022 Sep 17
Shurniak Gallery 122 3rd Ave W Assiniboia SK S0H 0B0 Treaty 4 Territory Map
Cost: Free
  In Person
Art Exhibition Arts: VisualIndigenous: All

Just Looking: Tea Gatherings on the Road to Decolonization

Shurniak Art Gallery and the Meeting for Teas Artist Collective are pleased to present, Meeting for Teas: On the Road to Decolonization, a series of events exploring local and global tea culture including World Tea Salon Assiniboia, art exhibition, Mad Hatter Children’s Show, public talks & a land interpretive walk. Everyone is welcome. Free entrance, free cups of tea!

Meeting for Teas: On the Road to Decolonization, is a collaborative research and community outreach project led by artists. It is an opportunity to reflect on the impact of the colonial tea trade while celebrating Indigenous traditions of sharing cheyaka tea and performative tea ceremonies. Why tea and why now? In an age in which increased human sensitivity has become such an obvious need in all areas of human involvement, the sharing of tea constitutes an antidote to the forces of insensitivity.

World Tea Salon Assiniboia will take place from September 15 to 17, with thematic tea gatherings and art performances in the Shurniak Art Gallery.

The World Tea Salon Assiniboia will resemble a traditional teahouse with artworks, objects of curiosity and magnificent tea utensils, including those belonging to the Bill Shurniak Collection. Everyone is encouraged to meet over bowls and cups of tea. Animated by tea master and calligrapher, Bryan Mulvihill, truly one of Vancouver’s “living cultural treasures,” audiences of all ages will be introduced to multicultural tea gatherings. First Nation herbal tea events will be led by artist and educator Kimisoo Goodtrack. Saskatoon-based Xiao Han and Qiming Sun will present unique performances exploring storytelling and the significant history and practice of tea with its origins in China. Mad Hatter Children’s Tea and puppet show on Sept. 17th! Click on the link below for the full list of public-friendly tea gatherings.

To register or for more information please choose the time(s) when you would like to attend from the schedule located here:, then call the Gallery at 306-642-5292 to sign up. All events are free, everyone is welcome.
2022 Sep 15
2022 Sep 17
Shurniak Gallery 122 3rd Ave W Assiniboia SK S0H 0B0 Map
Cost: Free


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