Beacon Project

Of The Water

An exhibit focusing on imaginative storytelling through various art media. Stories of the unknown and silenced enslaved Africans and their descendants will be the focus, shared with historical information and data.

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For 400 years between 1525 and 1866, an estimated 12.5 million Africans were abducted, 10 million of them survived the voyage from one land to the next. The other 2 million lost their lives at the cruel hands of the abductors and some sacrificed themselves in the cold dark Atlantic waters. Those are the lost stories of African ancestors that will never be known, shared, or uncovered, until now.

This exhibit focuses on imaginative storytelling through various art media. Such as paintings on canvas, sculptures made with resin and fabrics, and some oceanic matter such as shells and sand, as well as denim, lace and African kente, along with images of water, skies, and people.

The importance of storytelling is to make sure that the ancestors are remembered and still given a chance to be present with us. Many of them physically fought the captures to help release African people from their shackles; they deserve to be honoured for their great bravery. Some rebellions were successful, and most were not. However, the bloodline of these heroic people still exists.

Oct 14th
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM


Khyber Centre for the Arts

1880 Hollis St

Wheelchair accessible - The Khyber would like to accommodate your needs as best as possible, however, we recognize that there are many types of existing barriers one may face when accessing the centre. Please send inquiry, feedback, or resources regarding accessibility and improvement by phone (text/call 902.817.6620) or email ([email protected]).