Throughout the Festival

Free admission

No booking required

Common Room, Kings Manor, Exhibition Square (map)

Enjoy an inspiring exhibition of the work of sɬə́məxʷ (Rain Pierre), a multi-media artist from the Katzie First Nation in British Columbia, Canada.

A celebrated Indigenous artist, Rain advocates for Indigenous peoples, LGBQ2S+ people, and people in recovery. In this powerful exhibition, Rain traces how the legacies of his own ancestry can ‘inspire others to dream while they are awake'.

Enter Rain’s world to find the truth in his past and to dream of a different future.

This event is presented by the Heritage for Global Challenges Research Centre which is funded by a Leverhulme International Professorship and located in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York.

Please note that King’s Manor is closed on Sundays.

You may also be interested in ‘Rain Awakens’ on Saturday 1 June when Rain will launch his exhibition with an inspirational talk. 

Image credit: Rain Pierre

About the curator

sɬə́məxʷ (Rain Pierre) is a multi-media artist from the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie First Nation) Vancouver, Canada. In 2016, he shifted from a career in civil engineering to pursue art and to follow a path more aligned with his spirit. He makes artworks in a variety of mediums.