INDIAN. RELAY. Remounted at The Peanut Gallery

  By Ryley Smith


The beautiful exhibition INDIAN. RELAY. has been remounted at The Peanut Gallery. Presented by Julie Vincent and Jason Lawrence, or collectively, J&J Lawrence Photography, this stunning photographic exhibition gives you an intimate look into the original sport of Indian Relay.

The story of this exhibition follows Steven Wolftail, alongside his family, as he competes in relays across southern Alberta and Walla Walla Washington. With the support of the Canadian Indian Relay Racing Association (CIRRA), J&J was able to join Steven as he traveled internationally and photograph the races over the last two seasons.

This exhibition comes together to beautifully represent not only Steven but the Wolftail family, their relationship to the highly-skilled, dangerous sport of racing, along with the deep-rooted traditions of racing. It also gives a deeper look into the extreme sport in a traditional, Indigenous context, its history and origins, family, and family connections, and terminology – in particular, the term Indian, when, how and why that word applies.

The Peanut Gallery: 209  8th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Lower level, inside Fluevog.

October 7th to November 29th 2019

Store hours:
Mondays to Thursdays – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free entry and child- and family-friendly.

For more information check out the INDIAN. RELAY. Eventbrite page.


Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.