SMASH will showcase work that is vital to an understanding of Aboriginal work from the Coast Salish, Micmaq, American Southwest, Alaskan, and Hawaiian regions.

The exhibition will explore the influences of geographic boundaries; the unique materiality of the practice (including wool, bull rush, cedar root and bark, flax, etc); cultural and spiritual uses such as ceremonial naming, births, deaths, marriages and new songs; as well as confluences and contrasts in design concepts.