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Artist Talk: Catherine Blackburn (CANCELLED)

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Sutherland Gallery of Art


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Photo of a woman wearing elaborate beadwork
The Waterton Weaver, 2018. Laminated lightjet photograph mounted to dibond, 60” x 90”, from the New Age Warriors series. Photo by Sweetmoon Photography (Tenille Campbell)

The Brandon University Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art presents a free public talk by Catherine Blackburn on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m., at the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art.

Blackburn was born in Patuanak, Sask. She is of Dene and European ancestry and is a member of the English River First Nation. She is a multidisciplinary artist and jeweller, whose common themes address Canada’s colonial past that are often prompted by personal narratives. Her art merges contemporary concepts with elements of traditional Dene culture that create dialogue between traditional art forms and new interpretations of them.

Blackburn has been included in notable national and international exhibitions and fashion runways for her work, including: Santa Fe Haute Couture Fashion Show, Niigaanikwewag (2nd iteration), Art Gallery of Mississauga, and Art Encounters on the Edge, Bonavista Biennale, N.L.

Blackburn has received numerous grants and awards for her work, including a Governor General History Award, the Saskatchewan RBC Emerging Artist Award, the Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award, a publication in Vogue online magazine, as well as her inclusion on the 2019 Sobey Art Award longlist. She is affiliated with the Alcheringa Gallery in Victoria, B.C.; the Mann Art Gallery in Prince Albert Sask., Remai Modern in Saskatoon, Slate Gallery in Regina, as well as the BYellowtail Collective in Los Angeles.

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
7:30 pm
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Sutherland Gallery of Art
2021 Victoria Avenue
Brandon, MB