Image Credit: Film Still: Home to Buxton, Claire Prieto and Roger McTair

Exhibition: Legends Are The Rivers That Take Us Home

January 17, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Opening Reception: 

January 17, 2020 |  7PM  | Thames Art Gallery

with a special performance by Zab Maboungou. A dance based activation of the exhibition.

Guest Curator: 

Cara Eastcott

Artists: 

  • Roger McTair
  • Claire Prieto
  • Nep Sidhu
  • Sterling Toles
  • Chemical Valley Project
  • Zab Maboungou
  • Zoe Gordon
  • Khari McClelland
  • Great Lakes Secondary School
  • Chatham-Kent High School
  • Bryan Prince
  • Shannon Prince
  • Buxton Next Generation

Image Credit: Film Still: Home to Buxton, Claire Prieto and Roger McTair


“Legends Are The Rivers That Take Us Home” celebrates disparate voices through art based on sound, fine craftsmanship, film-making, dance and protest. It highlights storytellers who endeavour, through their stories, to shape the meaning of “now” – through concepts of place, history, and the power of listening, this thought-provoking exhibition encourages us to explore our own paths and the paths of others, and examine the places where these paths intersect.

Related Programs:

Screening of Home to Buxton

February 29, 2020 | 1PM | Studio One | FREE

Buxton has been a Black settlement since the middle of the last century, when it was one of the destinations of escaped slaves traveling north on the Underground Railroad. Clair Prieto and Roger McTair went to Buxton to record one year’s ‘homecoming,’ and came back with a celebratory reminder of the history of the Black community has had in Canada. Join us for a screening and conversational discussion of this much-loved film.

Concert: Khari McClelland

February 29, 2020 | 8PM | Studio One

Khari has become a darling on the Canadian music scene for his performances of a clever mix of soul and gospel. Khari’s song-writing crosses genres and generations. His music draws from this rich history, integrating the rhythms and folklore of early African-Americans with contemporary sounds and stories of struggle. More details to come!

Coffee with Cara: Curator Talk and Tour

March 1, 2020 | 11AM | Thames Art Gallery | FREE

Please join us at the Thames Art Gallery for your Sunday morning coffee and a conversational talk and tour led by "Emerging Curator Award" winner Cara Eastcott.