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Sherry Farrell Racette: Beads, Silk and Quill

Monday, February 3rd, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Manitoba Metis Federation Southwest Region

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Sherry Farrell Racette, Ancestral Women Taking Back Their Dresses, 1990, gouache and watercolour on paper, 50 x 61.7 cm.

The Brandon University Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art presents a public talk by Sherry Farrell Racette, “Beads, Silk and Quill: Métis Women’s Art.”

Sherry Farrell Racette is an interdisciplinary scholar with an active arts and curatorial practice. Her work is grounded in story: stories of people, stories that objects tell, painting stories, telling stories and finding stories. She has done extensive work in archives and museum collections with an emphasis on retrieving women’s voices and recovering knowledge.

Primarily a painter and textile artist, Farrell Racette also creates narrative objects, and has begun to incorporate soundscapes into her work. She is a children’s book illustrator and has collaborated with noted authors Maria Campbell, Ruby Slipperjack, Freda Ahenakew and Wilfred Burton. Beadwork has become increasingly important as both artistic practice and creative research.

Farrell Racette currently teaches in the Visual Arts Department at the University of Regina.

For more information, please contact Cathy Mattes at Mattes@BrandonU.ca or Kevin deForest at deForestK@BrandonU.ca.

Brandon University is committed to being an accessible institution. To ensure that any event is available to all who are interested in attending, please advise us in advance of any accessibility considerations. Accessibility contact: communications@brandonu.ca


Monday, February 3rd, 2020
7:00 pm
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Manitoba Metis Federation Southwest Region
656 6th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 3P1