indigenous art

Quick Hits – Radical Stitch

Radical Stitch, one of the largest ever exhibitions of Indigenous beadworks, travels to the Art Gallery of Hamilton next month from an extended stay at Mckenzie Art Gallery in Regina, where it was originally curated.

Installation view, Radical Stitch, MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2022. Photo by Don Hall. Courtesy Mackenzie Art Gallery.

The show features 48 artists at various stages in their careers from across North Amerca/Turtle Island. Beading is one of the defining mediums of contemporary Indigenous art on this continent, the curators of the exhibition say, and this landmark exhibition brings much needed critical attention to the breadth and impact of this practice.

See extensive additional information, including list of participating artists, videos, etc., at Mackenzie Art Gallery.

Shelley Niro, 1779, 2017, mixed media sculpture with video, velvet, beads, stiletto heels. Gift of the Women’s Art Association of Hamilton.  MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2022. Photo by: Don Hall. Courtesy Mackenzie Art Gallery.

Credit for image at top of post: Justine Gustafson, Let’s Heal Together, 2020, felt, satin, seed beads, metal clasp, smoked deer hide, brass sequins, collection of the artist. MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2022. Photo by: Don Hall. Courtesy Mackenzie Art Gallery.

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