Upcoming Exhibit:

Not Traumatic Enough for a Shock Blanket - Yasmeen Nematt Alla

Not Traumatic Enough for a Shock Blanket

Where do we go to talk about our everyday traumatic experiences that we do not believe are worthy of sharing? In “Not Traumatic Enough for a Shock Blanket,” Yasmeen Nematt Alla explores this question. This thought-provoking exhibit invites us to consider the importance of trauma-informed community spaces and the ability of art to provide gestures of care.

This exhibit was planned prior to the emergence of COVID-19. However, when our Gallery opens again, we believe this exhibit has a role to play in supporting community healing and story-telling in the wake of the pandemic. We are currently collaborating with the artist to develop programming to meet community needs that will go alongside this exhibit. Stay tuned!

Exhibit Dates: TBD


Gallery information

The Grebel Gallery is currently closed. The Centre will not be running any tours until further notice.

Summer hours:

Monday to Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fall/Winter hours:

Monday to Thursday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Admission is free.

Do you have a class, youth group or community group looking to engage in critical discussions on peace and justice? The Centre for Peace Advancement is pleased to provide private tours for groups or individuals at no charge. Contact Centre for Peace Advancement Coordinator Michelle Jackett to learn more.


The Centre for Peace Advancement gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.