Tag: Aboriginal art

4/150: Shelley Niro of the Turtle Clan

Shelley Niro (1954) received a 2017 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, reflecting her dedication to producing art that contributes to Indigenous identity in Canada. Niro, a painter, photographer, filmmaker and mixed-media artist, is a member of the Turtle Clan of the Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) Nation, from the […]

Moccasin art project honors missing women

These are moccasin vamps.  More than 1,700 have been created around kitchen tables and at beading circles for Walking With our Sisters, a traveling, commemorative art project to draw attention to the hundreds of native women in Canada murdered or missing in the last 20 years.

Anishinaabe artist’s works are searing

This is Fringe, one of the most powerful images created by Rebecca Belmore, an Anishinaabe multimedia artist named as a winner of this year’s Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts (2013 Awards). Belmore’s use of sculpture, performance, photography and video to explore the treatment of Canada’s […]

Christi Belcourt: Honouring the Spirit

Christi Belcourt is one of Canada’s preeminent Métis visual artists.  One of her designs was selected this summer to be rendered into stained glass and installed in the House of Commons in Ottawa.  The work is in honour of residential school students and  families. Belcourt celebrates the beauty […]