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Draw we are together

Draw we are together is an exhibition based on the short film “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying,” created by Natalie Baird and Toby Gillies and produced by the National Film Board of Canada. In this hand-drawn animated documentary, mother, elder, and narrator Edith Almadi navigates the grief of losing her son by following his request to “draw we are together.” The exhibition transforms animation ephemera into new artworks that connect themes of grief, memory, and imagination within the same cosmos, and shares the magic of frame-by-frame animation as well as the labour it requires. The film and exhibition are the result of ten years of creative collaboration with each other and in their community, following ideas and processes that grow from enjoying time making art together each week.

With the generous support of the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Winnipeg Arts Council.