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Creative Minds: Exploring Materials in Contemporary Art with Meagan Musseau

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October 26, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

What is materiality and activation? Join us for an interactive talk with Mi’kmaw artist Meagan Musseau as she talks about her artwork and the ways she uses materials to explore different themes in her work.

From constructed coats to photography and Mi’kmaw basketry, Musseau’s work takes on a variety of forms using customary and contemporary materials. You can visit Musseau’s work in the exhibition Ta’n a’sikatikl sipu’l | Confluence, in the Mi’kma’ki Artists’ Spotlight section, beginning September 16th, 2023.

About the Program

Creative Minds hosts community leaders and creatives to respond to current events, exhibitions on view, or artworks in the Gallery. Through conversation, music, poetry, or movement, these events aim to provoke new ideas, explore the unexpected and create more understanding for everyone involved.

About the Artist

Meagan Musseau is an L’nu1 woman from Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk2 currently living in Unama’kik3. She is an artist, dancer, and proud Aunty who works with artistic mediums such as basketry, textiles, land-based performance, and video. Her works explore themes of kinship, harvesting, connection to territory and matriarchal empowerment through the use of customary and contemporary materials. Meagan is actively engaged in the arts on Mi’kma’ki and throughout her career she has won numerous awards and exhibited works nationally and internationally. 

  1. L’nu: Translates to “Mi’kmaw person,” in the Mi’kmaw language. Plural form is L’nu’k.
  2. Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk: Bay of Islands, West Coast Newfoundland. Translates to, “going away from the river.” 
  3. Unama’kik: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Translates to, “the land of the fog.” 

Photograph by Candace Kennedy

Featured Image: Meagan Musseau, Material Harvesting, 2018. Fabric, leather, and ribbon. Installation documentation during the Emerging Atlantic Artist residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

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