Image: James Brady, Malcolm Norris hanging nets, ca. 1934  (Glenbow Museum Collection, PA-2218-94)
Image: James Brady, Malcolm Norris hanging nets, ca. 1934 (Glenbow Museum Collection, PA-2218-94)

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Installation view of a few of James Brady's photographs
Installation view of a few of James Brady's photographs

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Louis Garneau Junior with his banjo, St. Paul AB, ca. 1931 (Glenbow Collection, PA-2218-33)
Louis Garneau Junior with his banjo, St. Paul AB, ca. 1931 (Glenbow Collection, PA-2218-33)

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Image: James Brady, Malcolm Norris hanging nets, ca. 1934  (Glenbow Museum Collection, PA-2218-94)
Image: James Brady, Malcolm Norris hanging nets, ca. 1934 (Glenbow Museum Collection, PA-2218-94)

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Enclosing Some Snapshots: The Photography of Métis Activist James Brady

curated by Paul Seesequasis and Marcel Petit

September 15 —  November 5, 2022

Reception: October 21, 2022 at 7PM

 

James Brady's life (1908-1968) is intrinsically linked to the history and politics of Métis communities in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Known primarily as a political activist, along with his life-long comrade Malcolm Norris, there was another side to Brady that is less known – his penchant for taking photographs. This touring exhibition is the first exhibition of these images, now in the Glenbow collections. (PS)

 

A documentary film directed by Marcel Petit – Jim Brady: In the Footsteps of the Métis Leader supplements the exhibition along with 22 photographs by Everett Baker from the archive of the Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society.

Love in Every Stitch: Métis Ribbon Skirts from Kistapinanihk
Love in Every Stitch: Métis Ribbon Skirts from Kistapinanihk

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Love in Every Stitch: Métis Ribbon Skirts from Kistapinanihk
Love in Every Stitch: Métis Ribbon Skirts from Kistapinanihk

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Love in Every Stitch: Métis Ribbon Skirts from Kistapinanihk
Love in Every Stitch: Métis Ribbon Skirts from Kistapinanihk

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Love in Every Stitch: Métis Ribbon Skirts from Kistapinanihk
Love in Every Stitch: Métis Ribbon Skirts from Kistapinanihk

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Love in Every Stitch: Métis Ribbon Skirts from Kistapinanihk
Leah Marie Dorion, Bonny Johnson, Kay Chandler, Erin Dyck, Keeley Henry, Tanya Lemieux, Melanie Markling, Addison McInnes, Suzanne Moran, Beige L Unger, Erika Warkentine

September 15 —  November 5, 2022

Reception: September 10, 2022 from 2PM–4:30PM

Love in Every Stitch features the tangible stories of Métis women artists currently living in Kistapinanihk (the Prince Albert, SK region). Through the support of lead artists Leah Marie Dorion and Bonny Johnson, all participants were educated about the historic High Plains Métis Style Ribbon Skirt pattern and teachings; this served as the common framework for each of their sewing expressions.

 

This ribbon skirt project is grounded in love for our Métis heritage, community, family, and love for ourselves as modern Métis artists. (Leah M. Dorion)

Thank you to the Shushkitew Collection and Canada Council for the Arts for making this project possible.

Leah M. Dorion: A Colourful Celebration, installation view
Leah M. Dorion: A Colourful Celebration, installation view

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Leah M. Dorion: A Colourful Celebration, installation view
Leah M. Dorion: A Colourful Celebration, installation view

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Leah M. Dorion: A Colourful Celebration, installation view
Leah M. Dorion: A Colourful Celebration, installation view

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Leah M. Dorion: A Colourful Celebration, installation view
Leah M. Dorion: A Colourful Celebration, installation view

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Leah M. Dorion: A Colourful Celebration 

a permanent collection exhibition curated by Milo Adair

Education Studio

June 23 —  November 5, 2022

 

Leah Marie Dorion’s work is explosive – full of life and rendered in bright, energetic colours. Filled with symbolism and storytelling, Leah’s art showcases and celebrates Métis life cycles, material culture and especially the central role that women play. The paintings in this exhibition comprise nearly three-quarters of the generous donation the artist made to Mann Art Gallery in 2015. The donation was made with the proviso that it be made available to the public as often as possible. Leah Marie Dorion is an interdisciplinary Métis artist raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. A teacher, painter, filmmaker and published writer, Leah views her Métis heritage as providing her with a unique bridge for knowledge between all people. Leah holds a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Arts degree. (LD)