Sarah Gartshore and Adam Francis Proulx

“Project Nishin Niizh”
Documentary Screenings & Artist Talkback

Saturday October 1, 2022
Film Screening & Artist Talk
5:00PM – 6:00PM – Film Screening
6:00PM – 7:00PM – Artist Talk
Sault Ste. Marie Museum
690 Queen St E, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2A4

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October 2nd – October 16th, 2022
Film Installation
Tues to Sat, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Sault Ste. Marie Museum
690 Queen St E, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2A4

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Nishin Niizh, serves to support Indigenous, and other criminalized artists, in a healthy, Wholistic and unapologetically decolonial process of art creation. Oshkaabewisag Adam Francis Proulx and Sarah Gartshore were honoured to work together in building an online space where Indigenous artists felt well held enough, in the midst of a global health pandemic, to begin to create again. That space is called Project Nishin. Nishin Niizh artists offered one another community and safe space as they marked an extraordinary time in their lives and shared in one another’s artistic journey’s. For their Ontario Culture Days residency, Gartshore and Proulx led a new edition of Project Nishin, featuring a new roster of makers and focusing on mentorship and creative processes. The final project will include a series of programs premiering at the 2022 Fringe North Festival, developed together with their Project Nishin artists. During the Ontario Culture Days Festival, they will screen this work, followed by an artist talk, at the Sault Ste. Marie Museum.


Artist’s bio:

Artist Biography: Sarah Gartshore (she/her/wiin) is an Anishinaabe miiniwaa Zhaganash art creator who works in solidarity with voices from the margins as a StoryTeller and champion of radical self love. She is based in Sudbury. Adam Francis Proulx (he/they) is a theatre artist originally from Sault Ste. Marie and currently based in Tkaronto. Together, these two theatre artists and storytellers are Oshkaabewisag (helpers) for Project Nishin Niizh, a virtual theatre project. This is the second edition of Project Nishin, which emerged out of the pandemic with the partnership of Fringe North.

Featured Artists:

  • Lisa Marie Naponse
  • Lois Apaquash
  • Sandra McFarling
  • Luca McCauley
  • Jordan Fiddler
  • Zachariah Highgate

Partner bio’s:

Fringe North works to support creation and collaboration between artists and creatives, while building community in strong and meaningful ways. Fringe North strives to connect artists with audiences, youth with mentors, creatives with community, and to increase access to the arts for all. Fringe North offers an annual festival that runs each August. Although our primary focus is theatre, the festival has expanded to include a multi-arts experience offering something for everyone. Fringe North is located in Bawaating, the area known as Sault Ste. Marie, and the traditional lands of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Michif Piyii, territory covered by the 1850 Robinson-Huron Treaty as part of the Upper Canada Treaties.

The Sault Ste. Marie Museum is a non-profit, charitable organization facilitated by the Sault Ste. Marie & 49th Field Regiment R.C.A. Historical Society for the citizens of Sault Ste. Marie and the District of Algoma, as well as visitors to the community. A management Board of Directors oversees the operation of the Museum. The museum was opened in 1983 by the Society under an agreement with the City of Sault Ste. Marie for the use of the “Old Post Office” building.

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Ontario Culture Days’ 2022 Creatives in Residence program is underway, and a fresh set of creative talents are busy making new work for the upcoming fall festival.

Artistic programs are made possible thanks to support from Canadian Heritage, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Toronto Arts Council.