Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Aboriginal Beadwork Tells Contemporary Stories

Beadwork: Visions of Peace/Teiotiokwenhahton  at the Ashukan cultural centre in Montreal's Old Port is lending a contemporary voice to the aboriginal story-telling method known as Wampum.

Montreal-based Ojibwe man and artist Nico Williams created this beaded
ball-gag for his piece called "Silenced No More."
Williams says the piece communicates what he feels is the silencing of
Aboriginal peoples by the Canadian government. (Nico Williams)

Artist Kalynn Sinnamon created this beadwork piece called
"Welling up: Understanding" to exhibit at the Beadwork: Visions of Peace
show opening at Montreal's Ashukan cultural centre. (Kalynn Sinnamon)

The exhibit brings together more than 50 pieces of beaded artwork from artists all around the world.
More: CBC News

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