Exhibition as it was installed at the Vernon Public Art Gallery, March 17-May 18th, 2016
The exhibition Mniku consists of a series of drawings, painting and carvings in yellow cedar accompanied by interactive audio components triggered by the movement of gallery goers. Each work in the exhibition stands in as a representation of the island of Ktaqamkuk (Newfoundland) itself. With each piece created I strived to find a balance between Mi’kmaq and known Beothuk visual designs allowing them to breakdown western interpretations and understandings of time, space and written history. Through observing and spending time with Beothuk as well as Mi’kmaq objects, I’ve created a series of landscapes that aim to tell the story and journey of our people on the island of Ktaqamkuk (Newfoundland).