The Wild Ones And The Colonized

The Wild Ones And The Colonized
Shelley Niro
Satellite Project Space
August 3-14, 2021

In constellation with Shelley Niro’s Thinking Of You exhibition at Museum London’s Centre at the Forks, UPwithART’s window display features Shelley Niro’s poem DARKNESS and a t-shirt with a screen-printed negative image of her photograph, The Wild Ones And The Colonized. As the guest artist of UPwithART 2021, a limited-edition positive image version of this t-shirt was originally sold during the April event. This new, limited-edition version can be ordered for $50 throughout the month of August @ www.thewildonesandthecolonized.com.

Shelley Niro has generously directed proceeds of t-shirt sales in support of Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness and Museum London.

* T-Shirts are printed to order with estimated pick-up beginning Sept 22nd. Purchasers will be notified for pick-up and/or delivery arrangements, depending on pandemic. T-Shirt will also be displayed at The Shop at Museum London.

For more information on Thinking Of You at Museum London’s Centre at the Forks, click here.


Shelley Niro is a Brantford-based multidisciplinary artist whose work focuses on Indigenous identity, history, and rights imbued with a deeply feminist perspective and rich humour. Niro is a member of the Six Nations Reserve, Turtle Clan, Bay of Quinte Mohawk. Her work encompasses filmmaking, photography, painting, sculpture, beadwork, and new media. Niro debuted her video The Shirt, at the Venice Biennale in 2003. In 2012, Niro was the inaugural recipient of the Aboriginal Arts Award presented through the Ontario Arts Council. She was the winner of a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts and the Scotiabank Photography Award in 2017. In 2020, Niro received the Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award by the Ontario Arts Foundation. She has also directed several acclaimed feature films including Kissed by Lightning (2009) and The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw (2019).


Please note that this is a window installation meant to be viewed from outdoors, and the gallery will not be open to the public.