Cultivate presents Auntie’s 2Spirit Social, a Drop-In Art Circle for Indigiqueers

Cultivate presents Auntie’s 2Spirit Social, a Drop-In Art Circle for Indigiqueers

Alternating Wednesdays 4-5pm

Since we can’t gather in person, gather around Shane’s virtual table for sharing art, stories, knowledge and support. Just like at Auntie’s house, the best adventures come from being together. Bring your latest project, a doodle, beadwork, or anything else to work on while we chat. Maybe Auntie will share a story or teach you to make some tea. You’re invited to talk about your art making process, lead a short skills share, and just enjoy being together. 

This event is for individuals who identify as 2Spirit and/or Indigiqueer only.

Community Agreements

Confidence: What’s Said Here Stays Here.

Sharing: What’s Learned Here Leaves Here.

Respect: Everyone gets an opportunity to speak without judgement and without disruption.

Learning: Listen More Than You Speak, and speak with care.


Those individuals struggling to uphold the community agreements will be asked to leave the session and will be invited to a private discussion.

Registration process

Send a registration request to and introduce yourself. Zoom link will be emailed shortly before the session. Please do not share the link.

Trauma Clown – a photo series by Vivek Shraya

Trauma Clown – a visual art exhibition by Vivek Shraya

April 1 – July 1 | 2021

Oppression and commodification meet in visual artist, author and musician Vivek Shraya’s photo exhibition, Trauma Clown. In a cultural climate where laughter and pain go hand in hand, Vivek Shraya shuffles through a deck of trauma cards, exploring what type of sad clown we embody when we externalize our suffering. Her work invites viewers to question the mediums of modern spectacle and the depths of our appetite.

This exhibition is part of the 2021 Capture Photography Festival Selected Exhibition Program.

*Opening Reception | Thu Apr 1st | 5 – 8 pm | SOLD OUT

Due to high demand: *Opening Reception Part II | Fri Apr 2nd | 5 – 8 pm | SOLD OUT

Artist Talk, co-presented by | Sat Apr 3rd | 3 pm | REGISTER NOW

To visit the exhibition for the duration of its run (April 6th to July 1st) please visit our booking site. Our SUM gallery regular open hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 6pm. Advance appointments are required to view this exhibition.

*By private appointment only.