The Ground Above Us

July 26 – September 14, 2019 

Inner Gallery | Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St. Lekwungen territory

Charles Campbell and Farheen HaQ with Yuxwelupton Qwal’qaxala (Bradley Dick) 

This collaborative project intersects our practices as visual artists, racialized bodies and guests on these territories. We ask the question: How does our creative work of making space for our voices and experience meet the ground and history here? 

“What I see us recording is the movement of time and the way that the rock is not solid, and the way that it’s been cracked and formed and changed and it moves…”

“The effort we’re making to find our place on this land, to touch it and be grounded by it, also speaks to our ungrounding, to the places we’ve been disconnected from, where we no longer have a place.”

– Farheen & Charles in conversation

Opening Celebration

Friday July 26 | 7 pm
Join us for the opening celebration of The Ground Above Us with artists Charles Campbell, Farheen HaQ and Yuxwelupton Qwal’qaxala (Bradley Dick). Refreshments will be provided!

IBPOC Meditation Night 

Wednesday Sept. 11 | 7pm 
Join us for an evening of quiet reflection as we take in the exhibition The Ground Above Us and sit with intention and presence on Lkwungen territory.  This meditation night is open to self identified Indigenous, Black and People of Colour. No meditation experience required. Some meditation cushions will be provided but please bring your own if you are able.

Farheen HaQ, Charles Campbell and Yuxwelupton Qwal’qaxala (Bradley Dick)

Closing Conversation

Thursday Sept. 12 | 7 – 9pm 
Join Farheen HaQ, Charles Campbell and Yuxwelupton Qwal’qaxala (Bradley Dick) in conversation as they speak about their process, lessons learned, and using art as a vehicle to deepen friendships and come into better relation with the lands of the Lkwungen people.

With support from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria