Mawpile’n (tie it together)
Eastern Edge Gallery, 72 Harbour Drive
Saturday, April 14th @ 11 AM
Registration Fee: $40
Registration fee is waived for individuals who self-identify as Indigenous. Fees help to cover Festival operating costs.
Max Participants: 9
Mawpile’n (tie it together) is an invitation to sit alongside artist Meagan Musseau and try your hand at basic beading techniques. In the process of learning participants will transform the space into one of conversation and listening. Within this context, the action of mawpile’n is to treat each participant as an individual piece of a structure that will be tied together by the act of sharing, listening, and making.
This workshop will function as space for community engagement to open discussion about intention, appropriation, and decolonization. Mawpile’n (tie it together) is an opportunity to experience the potential art and the act of making together has to foster understanding and community relationships.
Meagan Musseau is an interdisciplinary visual artist of Mi'kmaq, French, and Irish ancestry from the community of Curling in the Bay of Islands, Newfoundland and Labrador––Elamstukwek, Ktaqmkuk territory of Mi'kma'ki. Musseau has a BFA in Visual Art from Grenfell Campus Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador and she is the Atlantic Canadian representative for the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (NIMAC). Musseau received grants and awards for her work, including an Aboriginal Arts Development Award from the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and an Inter-Arts project grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Her work was recently featured in “Constellations: bonds, ties and networks in 10 emerging practices” by Erin Sutherland for Canadian Art, Summer 2017.