Carrie Allison. Photo by Alexa Cude.

In Conversation with Carrie Allison: Treaty and Community Relationships

Date Time: 
Thursday, 30 January 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us in Gallery 5 for an evening talk with artist Carrie Allison as she draws connections of Treaty and community relationships within the exhibition highlight of works by Indigenous artists Kent Monkman, Jordan Bennett, and Ursula Johnson.

Learn more about the Exhibition Highlight: Monkman, Johnson, & Bennett.

About the Artist

Carrie Allison is an Indigenous mixed-ancestor multidisciplinary visual artist born and raised on unceded and unsurrendered Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC), with maternal roots in High Prairie, Alberta. Situated in K’jipuktuk since 2010, Allison’s practice responds to her maternal 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. Allison’s practice is rooted in research and pedagogical discourses. Her work seeks to reclaim, remember, recreate and celebrate her ancestry through visual discussions often utilizing beading, embroidery, handmade paper, watercolour, websites, QR codes, audio, and video.

Allison holds a Master in Fine Art, a Bachelor in Fine Art and a Bachelor in Art History from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD). Allison has performed and exhibited throughout the Maritimes and has received grants from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Arts Nova Scotia, and Canada Council for the Arts.