BC Metis Federation Artist Talk

BC Metis Federation is hosting a virtual Artist Talk featuring photographer Dawna Mueller to celebrate her upcoming exhibit at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

About Dawna:

Dawna Mueller is a Canadian photographer with a place-based practice creating large-format black and white images. Dawna is Métis and Anishinaabe from Winnipeg, Manitoba and currently lives between Vancouver, BC. and Zurich, Switzerland. She has a BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and a JD in Law from Allard Hall at UBC. In 2016, Dawna received a Photography Diploma from CAP Photography School in Zurich, Switzerland and is scheduled to finish a Master of Fine Art in Photography at Falmouth University, UK in April 2023. Dawna’s photography has been exhibited internationally and is part of
permanent and private collections worldwide, including Allard School of Law. Dawna’s work was included in the 2022 Truth and Reconciliation Exhibition at
the Royal British Columbia Museum.

About the Exhibit:

‘Unforgotten – My Journey Home’ explores the power of images in relation to memory, history and ancestry. This visual story traces history back to my Indigenous ancestral roots in rural Manitoba. A child of the ‘Sixties Scoop’, I was taken from my Métis/Anishinaabe mother at birth and adopted by a Ukrainian family. It was only as an adult that I discovered my Indigenous roots and I have spent the last few years on a personal reclamation journey into my Indigeneity. ‘Unforgotten – My Journey Home’ is a solo exhibition composed of large format analogue black and white multiple exposure photographs presented in a post-conceptual narrative combining memory, history and place. I rely on the Indigenous tradition of oral history and storytelling to connect with my ancestry creating a visual narrative that expresses the liminal space of bridging two cultures and of finding my way back home.

To register, please email k.sison@bcmetis.com.

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