Our Lives Through Our Eyes: Nk’Mip Children’s Art brings together over 75 works of art created by children and youth who attended the Inkameep Day School during the era of World War II. Under the tutelage of Mr. Anthony Walsh the school, which was located on the Osoyoos Indian Band reserve, became nationally and internationally renowned for its students’ production of art and drama based on their Okanagan identity and history.
The exhibition features graphite drawings as well as paintings on paper and hide. Today the Inkameep Day School artworks are valued points of departure for contemporary Nk’Mip arts, culture, and education. This exhibition will be presented in two parts, at both the Kelowna Art Gallery and the Okanagan Heritage Museum.
Organized collaboratively by the Kelowna Art Gallery and the Kelowna Museums Society, with assistance from the Osoyoos Museum Society and the Osoyoos Indian Band. Guest Curated by Dr. Andrea Walsh.