Opulence: We Bead Everything!
Jayda Delorme, Nicole Morrow, Fawn Redwood, Tina Kequahtooway, Terri Mennear,
Kim Belhumeur supported by Stacey Fayant
January 28 – March 13 | 2023
Reception: January 28, 7 – 9 pm
Artists Roundtable Talk: February 4, 2023
Opulence: We beaded everything! ran for four months which hosted weekly sessions, supported by artist Stacey Fayant and guest artists; Melissa Worme, Lynette LaFountaine, and Tammi Ratt. The group visited the Indigenous collections at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum during the series to reflect on the work done in the past and inspire them to incorporate contemporary ideas, colours, and influences. Old archived photos of Indigenous people offer documentation of the traditional art made by past Indigenous womxn with luxurious beadwork, quillwork, stitching, and sewing on just about anything, including worn or household belongings. Those archived images also leave hints on how and why they were created, whether the images captured a group of people beading or showcased shared elements in their work through similar patterns and motifs. Examining the visual narrative of these photographs highlights community as a significant element in creating traditional art.