A man with face markings stares forward. A brown circle with a black border and blue shapes surrounds him.

Primarily showcasing works from Salish artists early in their careers, this exhibition borrows its title from a Joy Harjo poem that speaks to the spirit of this group show—familial and community connections centered around waterways.

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Surrey Art Gallery - 13750 88 Ave

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Reflecting on where the Gallery is situated in Bear Creek Park on Coast Salish territory, Invisible Fish encourages visitors to think of their own relationship to the creeks, rivers, and sea that flow through and around this land. From Roxanne Charles’s installation ŚЌE,ЌÁL / Microphone created with community at Semiahmoo, to Susan Point’s print The River Woven by Time referencing Salish weaving patterns, this exhibition also draws from the Gallery’s permanent collection.

Incorporated into the exhibition are tactile ways of experiencing art, including a two and a half-metre touchable block print and a friendly reading nook for all ages.

There will be three events in connection to Invisible Fish, including: weʔ ʔayəm kws niʔct ʔiməx Plant Walk with šxwne:m Deanna Miller on Saturday, July 22 from 10-11:30am; Plant Knowledge & Medicine Making Workshop with Deanna Miller on Saturday, August 12 from 1-4pm; and the virtual event Soba’s Corner: A Chinese-Canadian Cooking Show with exhibiting artist Snack Witch aka Joni Cheung on Tuesday, August 29 from 5-6pm.

Surrey Muse is the community partner for Invisible Fish.