Working at the Interface: Indigenous textiles in a contemporary world
Date: October 26, 2018
Time: 6-7:30 pm
We are thrilled to announce visiting artist Meghann O’Brien (Jaad Kuujus). This lecture is presented with the support of Carole and Howard Tanenbaum.
In this lecture, Meghann O’Brien (Jaad Kuujus) will discuss her origins as a snowboarder and fisherwoman and how she found her path as a weaver. She will highlight the cultural teachings she has received in the traditions of the Haida and Kwakwaka’wakw, and how this pathway has opened up many doors over the years.
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Meghann O’Brien (Jaad Kuujus) is a Haida/Kwakwaka’wakw artist from Alert Bay, BC. Her weaving is currently featured in Crosscurrents: Canada in the Making. O’Brien apprenticed under master weavers and was taught the traditional Ravenstail and Chilkat weaving forms. She uses her artwork to explore her Northwest Coast cultural heritage and rebuild and maintain bonds with her community. O’Brien is interested in working with natural materials to explore notions of time and space, and continues to work with traditional forms to create contemporary pieces. She is committed to raising awareness about weaving as a living art form through exhibiting, speaking, and teaching and was recently the keynote speaker at the Textile Society of America’s 2018 Symposium in Vancouver, BC.
Image credit: Stasia Garraway