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Rabbit Pom Pom Earring workshop with Sharon Vittrekwa
October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Following lunch & artist talk by Tania Willard and Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill, please join Sharon Vittrekwa to make a set of rabbit pom pom earrings.
This workshop is being offered, free of charge, in conjunction with the exhibition Coney Island Baby.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH, 2-4PM, at SOVA 3D STUDIO (upstairs)
Spaces are limited. Please contact KIAC (993 5005) to reserve a spot and let us know if you will need childcare.
Sharon Vittrekwa is Tetlit Gwitch’in and has lived in the Yukon for over 30 years. She has provided traditional teachings, workshops and classes in Old Crow, Dawson City and Whitehorse. ’I learned to sew at a very young age, helping my grandmother to make mukluks, hats, mitts, hunting bags etc. I learned to design and make patterns from many kinds of traditional and contemporary materials, especially using fur. We learnt to use every little scrap. Most of my life I have been dependent on sewing for a living.’
CONEY ISLAND BABY is on view October 3 – November 15, 2019 in the ODD Gallery at Dënäkär Zho / KIAC
Emphasizing invisible labour and Indigenous-led economies, Coney Island Baby is a collaborative project created by Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Chandra Melting Tallow and Tania Willard on Secwépemc territory at at BUSH GALLERY. Featuring a short film that follows the artists as they learn how to snare wild rabbits, the project explores concepts of gender, nationhood, labour and land.
ODD Gallery gratefully acknowledges support from the Canada Council for the Arts.