Ociciwan supporting Indigenous emerging artists with exhibition

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 2:24pm


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Mothering Myself: Cramp(s), Dan Cardinal McCartney; Video Still; 2018

Ociciwan supporting Indigenous emerging artists with exhibition

An exhibition featuring emerging artists Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal, Dan Cardinal McCartney, Laura Grier, and Sarah Houle will open June 29 with a reception and curator’s talk in Edmonton.

The show is called Arrivals and is curated by Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective in partnership with dc3 Art Projects.  Ociciwan promises artists who are “redefining Indigenous contemporary art in Alberta”.

Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal is a multimedia artist, community activist, oskâpêwis, and lifelong learner. Born and raised in Lloydminster, Sask., she currently lives in Treaty 7 territory within Mohkínstsis (Calgary). Tamara traces her Indigenous roots to Saddle Lake Cree Nation in Treaty 6.

Dan Cardinal McCartney graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2016. His maternal family is from Fort Chipewyan, Alta and was raised in Fort McMurray. His maternal blood lines are Cree, Chipewyan, and Métis.

Laura Grier is a Deline First Nation Printmaker, born in Yellowknife, who currently resides in Edmonton. In 2015, Grier graduated with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax.

Sarah Houle is a multidisciplinary, Métis artist based in Calgary and is from the Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement in Northern Alberta. Her work is autobiographical with an interest in technology, fantasy and craft.

Ociciwan understands the importance of supporting artists at the beginning of their careers in order to help build the already strong Alberta arts scene, reads a press statement on the exhibit which runs to Aug. 4 at 10567 111 Street. The curator’s talk starts at 6:30 p.m.

For information visit http://www.ociciwan.ca/projects/#/project-11/