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African Vegan Art

in Museums

“ I used the juxtaposition of the natural pigments and different dyeing techniques to create each unique print, in an attempt to grasp such sensitive and painful subject. I wanted to create a structural installation not only appealing to the eye but also to create an experience for visitors to submerge themselves through this pathway giving them an opportunity to learn and explore the way history is being told.” Arlette Ngung

Gibson House Museum

An exhibition made entirely with silk fabric using several printing techniques to create Textile depth patterns colours imagery prints transfer.

From a perspective of reconciliation, Arlette revisits archival documents and imagery and re-evaluates the way their stories are being shared. Her work bridges cultural and generational lines to help break down social barriers, celebrate Tkaronto’s heritage, and open conversation between communities.


“In my research for the exhibition, I wanted to see the parallels between the lives of Indigenous women, Canadian settler women and black abolitionist women in Canada. Women have always played and continue to play a significant role in society but they have been so often fading into the background, making them not visible, not recognized and not rewarded for their hard work. To my dismay, women's lives were barely documented due to the disparity between men and women.

Toronto Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the land we are meeting on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

African Ancestral Aknowledgement

The City of Toronto acknowledges all Treaty peoples – including those who came here as settlers – as migrants either in this generation or in generations past – and those of us who came here involuntarily, particularly those brought to these lands as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery. We pay tribute to those ancestors of African origin and descent.


Museums Collaborations

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