Artist talk with Meagan Musseau
Saturday, April 27 from 2-4pm, artist Meagan Musseau will present an artist talk on her work.
Meagan Musseau is an interdisciplinary visual artist of Mi'kmaq and French ancestry from Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk territory (Bay of Islands, Newfoundland). Musseau works with customary art practices and new media, such as beadwork, basketry, land-based action and installation to explore notions of memory, language, and the relationship between land and body, object and narrative.
Musseau is the winner of the 2018 Emerging Atlantic Artist Residency, which includes an eight-week fully funded residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity followed by the opportunity to travel across Canada to speak about her experience and project. This spring Musseau will embark on a multi-city, national speaking tour starting April 14, 2019, at The Rooms in St. John’s, Newfoundland and ending at Open Space!
During the residency, Musseau focused on creating artwork in response to a collection of Beothuk caribou bone pendants held in the vault at The Rooms provincial museum in St. John’s, NL. Musseau seeks to symbolically reclaim these pendants while honouring the dreams and strength of her relations through artistic creation.
Meagan was also previously involved in the Indigenous Youth Artist Program (IYAP) based at Open Space in 2015-2016; we are so excited to have the chance to continue to share her work here on Lekwungen territory!
Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We seek to honour and uphold these ongoing relationships to the land and its stewards as we work on these territories.
Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 23 stairs. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. If you have any other questions or concerns in regards to accessibility, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-383-8833.