Catherine Blackburn

Designer

Catherine Blackburn was born in Patuanak Saskatchewan, of Dene and European ancestry and is a member of the English River First Nation. She is a multidisciplinary artist and jeweller, whose common themes address Canada’s colonial past that are often prompted by personal narratives. Her art merges contemporary concepts with elements of traditional Dene culture that create dialogue between traditional art forms and new interpretations of them.

Her work has exhibited in notable national and international exhibitions and fashion runways including; Santa Fe Haute Couture Fashion Show, Toronto Indigenous Fashion week, Niigaanikwewag( 2nd iteration),Art Gallery of Mississauga, and Art Encounters on the Edge, Bonavista Biennale, Newfoundland.She has received numerous grants and awards for her work, including the Saskatchewan RBC Emerging Artist Award, the Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award, a publication in Vogue online magazine, as well as her inclusion on the 2019 Sobey Art Award longlist. 

Schedule

Mon, Sept 23

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Tues, Sept 24

01:10pm

01:10pm - 01:40pm

Youth

Reclaiming Indigenous Narrative through Fashion, Art, Culture

Kimberley Veitch of COMPASS Collective, gender equality expert Karen Craggs-Milne, and designer Catherine Blackburn talk about how the intersection of creativity, technology, and media celebrate Indigenous Culture, Fashion & Women.

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Wed, Sept 25

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Thurs, Sept 26

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