Exploring Indigenous Land-Based Art in New Brunswick

Third Space Gallery, in partnership with Eastern Circle and Mawi’Art, presented a six-part knowledge-sharing series throughout the month of March 2022. The series featured six Indigenous artists, creatives, and makers who create land-based art in New Brunswick.

Read about the series here!

*all times are Atlantic

Cornhusk dolls with Angela Beek

Thursday, March 10 from 12pm-1pm

Join us on Thursday, March 10th for a cornhusk doll-making demonstration with Angela Beek!

Matues—the animal who dwells in the mud: Quillwork Presentation by Tara Francis

Monday, March 14th from 12pm-1pm

Tara will lead us on a journey of her artistic career, guiding us through the evolution and inspirations behind her silk painting and porcupine quillwork. Discover her deep connection to this land and how she honours it in her work on a physical, emotional, spiritual and mental level.

Plamua’qi: Transforming Salmon Skins into Leather with Marsha Vicaire

Monday, March 21st from 7pm-8pm

Marsha honours her family’s connection to traditional fishing through the art of tanning salmon skins. In this presentation, she will share her experiences on tanning salmon skins into leather, as well as discuss how incorporating salmon leather into her beadwork signifies both resilience and a strong connection to her roots. 

Ligpenign Weaving: Demonstration and Artist Talk by Mali Wysote

Thursday, March 24th from 7pm-8pm

Mali will be weaving a basket and telling her story of how she started, her art, and explaining the cultural component of basket weaving including language, land, and basket-specific teachings. Join us on this virtual studio visit!

Birch Bark Biting: Presentation and Demonstration by Ursula M Bear

Monday, March 28th from 7pm-8pm

Please note: This presentation is intended for an Indigenous audience.

Ursula Monkwon Bear, from the Neqotkuk First Nation, will be doing a tutorial presentation on the art and practice of birch bark biting. Birch bark biting is the art of folding thin sections of birch bark and using your teeth to make impressions in the bark to create unique works of art. It is unfortunately considered a dying art form but many are working to revitalize this beautiful art practice.

My Grandfather’s Canoe: Presentation by Gina Brooks

Tuesday, March 29th from 12pm-1pm

This presentation is about my practice of taking responsibility for the land through my art and about the need for each of us to rouse and channel the voices of our teachers. My responsibility teaches me. I understand treaty through my art, and my portal into this understanding is the memory of my grandfather’s canoe. My grandfather’s canoe sits on the wisdom of water; it is a vessel of knowledge, it holds and carries sacred items and stories, and it is my storytelling basket.

Graphic design by Trenton Augustine.

Third Space gratefully acknowledges the support of Heritage Canada.