K1N 7B9 Ottawa
From its inception in 1973, the artist-run centre SAW has supported politically and socially engaged art, focusing on the performance and media arts. In 1981, the centre founded the SAW Video cooperative to support independent video artists and documentarists. During this time, the centre also initiated Club SAW, which has become the most important multidisciplinary space in the region. SAW aims to become a premier artist-run centre in Canada and the world, engaging in innovative programming, outreach and exchange initiatives. With over 35,000 visitors each year, SAW is already a prime destination in the Ottawa-Gatineau region for contemporary art.
SAW will be presenting new works by four contemporary Indigenous artists. Working in a variety of media, these artists are creating works that focus on Indigenous language and cultural resurgence. The showcase will feature video, photography, and sculptural works that speak to the continuation of Indigenous material culture and identity through innovative and diverse practices.