Potlatch Punk and Contemporary Beading

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Thursday, May 6 2021 | 7 pm – 8:30 pm PDT

Bring your latest beading project and join artists Whess Harman, Audie Murray and Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse as they bead, share stories and discuss their work in On Beaded Ground.

Kitchen Table Talk: The Beauty of Beading

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Thursday, June 3rd 2021 | 6-7pm PDT

Join Gregory Scofield – poet, beader and associate professor of Writing at UVic – and Sherry Farrell-Racette – artist, curator and associate professor of Visual Arts at University of Regina – as they share stories and images and chat the heck out of beads and bags!

Fostering Indigenous Cultural Practices through Museum Collections

Moderated by Michelle Jacques

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Thursday, September 9 2021 | 7-8:30 pm PDT

Join artists Daphne Boyer and Bev Koski alongside Dr. Maureen Matthews, Curator of Cultural Anthropology at the Manitoba Museum and Michelle Jacques, Head of Exhibitions and Collection and Chief Curator at the Remai Modern, as they discuss Indigenous beading and the role of museums in supporting Indigenous artists to connect with their histories.

Flat Stitch Beading Workshop

Wednesday, June 16th & Thursday, June 17th 2021 | 11am-1pm PDT

Nicole Mandryk and Lynette LaFontaine will be knowledge sharing flat stitch beading, with a one needle and thread technique to create a floral pin. The design allows for learning several techniques transferrable to many designs and projects. Through a virtual circle, the artists will share stories of their mentorship relationship and personal beading journeys.

Bead N’ Bitch with Dayna Danger and Nico Williams

Moderated by Eli Hirtle

Wednesday, September 15 2021 | Time TBA
Online via Zoom

Join us for an interactive art experience reflecting on ‘kitchen table talks’ for a ‘bead and bitch’ online gathering hosted by artist Dayna Danger and Nico Williams. ‘Metis Kitchen Table Talks’ were started by Cathy Mattes and Sherry Farrell Racette, two Metis scholars and knowledge keepers. Many Metis people have fond memories of their mothers, grandmothers, fathers, aunties and uncles passing on knowledge in the heart of the home, the kitchen.​

Bring some tea and your latest project materials to work with as we gather around our computer screens at our tables to bead, eat, craft, share, laugh, smoke, cry and bitch together. Everyone welcome!

We are grateful for support from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria for online programming, and the BC Arts Council.

All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.