Online Global Beading Circle – Beaded Animations with Carrie Allison
About this event
This program aims to unite beaders from everywhere. It’s a safe and open space for sharing culture, ideas, and art. Learn about Carrie Allison’s practice and beaded animations.
This event will happen on ZOOM. Closed captioning available.
Registrants are welcome to work on their own beading projects. Recommended Materials: to be announced. If you already have the recommended materials, great! If you need the materials, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday November 23 to pick up a free materials kit. Materials kits are only available for residents based in Regina SK.
Carrie Allison is a nêhiýaw/cree, Métis, and mixed European descent multidisciplinary visual artist based in K’jipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki (Halifax, Nova Scotia). She grew up on the unceded and unsurrendered lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Her maternal roots and relations are based in maskotewisipiy (High Prairie, Alberta), Treaty 8.
Carrie’s practice responds to her maternal nêhiýaw/Cree and Métis ancestry, thinking through intergenerational cultural loss and acts of reclaiming, resilience, resistance, and activism, while also thinking through notions of allyship, kinship and visiting. Her practice is rooted in research and pedagogical discourses. Allison’s work seeks to reclaim, remember, recreate and celebrate her ancestry through visual discussions, as well as challenge the colonial status quo.
Allison’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Allison was the 2020 recipient of the Melissa Levin Award from the Textile Museum of Canada and was long listed for the 2021 Sobey Art Award.