WORKSHOP SERIES: Beading as Community Counter-Mapping
NSCAD Academy Campus, 1649 Brunswick St.
All are welcome! Join us to learn beadwork skills, explore the practice of collaborative community mapping, and exhibit publicly in March 2023 through a collaborative installation in the Treaty Space Gallery.
Beading as Community Counter-Mapping 3-part workshop series:
- Feb 14, 21, and 28th from 1–3PM
- At the CiMADE Lab (007 NSCAD Academy Building)
Please sign up here, materials will be provided for the first 15 people to sign up.
These workshops will be hosted by Sydney Wreaks (Kanien'keháka and settler, they/them) and Natalie Laurin (Georgian Bay Métis and settler, she/her). Participants’ creations from these free workshops will be featured in an exhibition at the NSCAD Treaty Space Gallery. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Sydney Wreaks offers:
Beading as Community Counter-Mapping is a participatory, community-based art project that prioritizes Indigenous beadwork teachings when considering our relationships to the land in our communities. Participants are asked to create beaded ‘land-marks’—items that emphasize or are connected to the land in their communities. When considering your land-mark, think about how the land takes care of us. How is that information shared across generations? How can accessing that information become a way to disrupt colonial understandings of the land?
All are welcome!
Image credit: beaded plants created by Sydney Wreaks 2022