May 16–October, 2024

Reflect on a journey of self-discovery and cultural reclamation woven through a transformative installation.

Immerse yourself in a captivating installation by artist Tracey-Mae Chambers, mapping questions of identity while sparking dialogue on displacement, decolonization, and reconciliation. Located in the Aga Khan Park, #hopeandhealingcanada is an invitation to venture along pathways of understanding between Indigenous and settler communities. The knit and crochet-work installation is part of a series of site-specific works spanning over 100 public institutions, including historic residential school sites, museums, and galleries.


Intricately hand-crafted using vibrant red yarn, Chambers' creations endure the elements while serving as catalysts for reflection. Each piece, bearing the weight of history and hope, is hosted by institutions for as long as they desire before being repurposed at other sites across Canada. 


For Chambers, a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario, the choice of red holds profound symbolism. It embodies life and vitality, as well as the struggles and injustices faced by Indigenous peoples. Yet, red also symbolizes courage and love, guiding us toward healing and mutual understanding.


Interwoven with complexity, Chambers' installations are reminders of the strength found in community bonds.


About Tracey-Mae Chambers


An artist and proud member of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Tracey-Mae Chambers creates site-specific installations. Deeply influenced by her personal history, Chambers' installations invite audiences to contemplate identity, belonging, and decolonization. Since discovering her Métis heritage in adulthood, Chambers has embarked on a quest for harmony with the natural world, where she found solace in the vessel as a metaphor for individual journeys, continually filling and refilling one's narrative.

Curator: Dr. Michael Chagnon


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