BIPOC-Focused Studio Visits with Cathy Mattes (Day 1)
CiMADE Lab: Room 007 NSCAD Academy Campus, 1649 Brunswick St
Sign-up required, spaces are limited (1 hour visit per person): sign-up here
DAY 1: 22 March, 10:30am-11:30am, 12:00pm-1:00pm, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Join us and the CIMADE Lab in welcoming Michif curator, writer, researcher, and artist Cathy Mattes! Cathy is one of our current Artists in Residence at the CIMADE Lab.
Studio visits are for Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour NSCAD students. (3rd and 4th year undergrad and graduate). Your studio visit can be virtual or in-person at the CiMADE Lab.
What is a studio visit? This is an opportunity for students to have a conversation with, show work to, and get feedback on their work from acclaimed artist Cathy Mattes.
How to prepare? This will be an hour long studio visit. Please be prepared to share some of your work and current ideas with Cathy.
Cathy Mattes (Michif) is a curator writer, and art history professor based out of Sprucewoods, Manitoba, Canada. Her curation, research and writing centers on dialogic and Indigenous knowledge-centered curatorial practice as strategies for care. Curatorial projects include Kwaata-nihtaawakihk (Co-curator Sherry Farrell Racette, Winnipeg Art Gallery, March 2022), Radical Stitch (Co-curators Sherry Farrell Racette and Michelle Lavallee, Mackenzie Art Gallery, April 2022), and Inheritance: Amy Malbeuf (March 2017, Kelowna Art Gallery). She has a PhD in Indigenous Studies from the University of Manitoba, and currently teaches at the University of Winnipeg in the History of Art and Curatorial Studies programs. Mattes has been beading since she was 20 years old, when she was first taught by her auntie Jean Baron Ward. Since then she has taught beading and moccasin-making in workshops, university courses, and around her kitchen table with family and friends.