LUCAS MORNEAU: Artist Talk + Rug Hooking Workshop

Tuesday, April 26th, 7PM

Ballroom at Dënäkär Zho / KIAC.

ODD Gallery is pleased to host an in-person artist talk with Lucas Morneau, following their exhibition Queer Newfoundland Hockey League (QNHL).
QNHL is a fictional hockey league made up of 14 teams, all of which use pejoratives used against the LGBT2QIA+ community as team names. QNHL uses these pejoratives to reclaim the words often used against queer individuals both on and off the ice. Each jersey is hand crocheted and rughooked, using craft practices often delegated as “women’s work”.

Wednesday, April 27th, 6 – 9 PM

$50 or $45 (KIAC members)
867 993 5005 to register
Classroom at Dënäkär Zho / KIAC

Rug hooking is a fun, versatile, and relaxing medium that is great for beginners to fibre art. Hook with strips of fabric, yarn, or even an old pair of pantyhose. Participants will be taught to hook loops into burlap to create brightly-coloured rugs perfect for either a floor or a wall. Whether you hook a landscape, a portrait, a political statement, or just some abstraction, what you make – that’s up to you to decide!


LUCAS MORNEAU (he/they) is a queer interdisciplinary artist and curator of settler descent from Ktaqamkuk (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada) and based in Sikniktuk in Mi’kma’ki (Sackville, New Brunswick). They received their Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts at Memorial University – Grenfell Campus in 2016, and their Master of Fine Arts (Studio Art) at University of Saskatchewan in 2018. They have exhibited artwork across Canada and the United Kingdom, including solo exhibitions throughout the Atlantic Provinces. In 2016, they were the winner of the BMO First Art Award for Newfoundland and Labrador and in 2018, the recipient of the Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant. Their work has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, ArtsNL, and Cox&Palmer with VANL-CARFAC. Using photography, fibre art, performance, video, installation, printmaking, and sculpture, their work is autobiographical and based in social activism. Through the alter-ego The Queer Mummer, they deconstruct gender norms and challenges homophobic and heteronormative attitudes still prevalent in Western society.