Beaded Nostalgia

Serena Steel, Who do you belong to?, 2022. Courtesy of the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art,

Beaded Nostalgia

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Vancouver, BC - To Oct 23

by Michael Turner

Curated by Aliya Boubard (Anishinaabekwe), this group show features beadwork by artists Audie Murray (Michif), Hazel Wilson (Haida), Nico Williams (Anishinaabe) and Serena Steele (Secwepemc). The exhibition features three intertwining threads: beading as a connecting force to ancestral homes, homelands and memories; and beading as a medium in which to highlight and discuss “feelings of nostalgia” and lived experiences in the material world. The show also celebrates “how beadwork is being reshaped and reimagined.”

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