Children of the Wind
From February 5, 1999 to April 25, 1999
This exhibition has ended.
Exploring the lives of children through their art and in their own words, Children of the Wind is a moving collection of self-portraits, story drawings, memory maps, time charts, photographs and painted "wish stones." The many descriptive accounts and symbolic representations speak eloquently of the artists' rich and very real experience of the world.
The exhibition is divided into four sections: 1) This is Me - self-portraits; 2) When I Look at the World, This Is What I See; 3) This Is How I Spend My Day - child labour; 4) I Remember, I Remember - child soldiers. The result of workshops organized with children from across Canada and from Bangladesh, Columbia, the Dominican Republic, India, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Uganda and Zambia, the exhibition invites you to step inside the world of contemporary childhood, and to reflect on the needs and concerns of children growing up at the end of the twentieth century.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 13, states "The child shall have the right to freedom of expression... either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of the child's choice."
Come witness the powerful testimonies of these artists.