Please join us on Thursday August 8th at 6PM for an Artist Talk and Beading Demonstration with Collider artist Alberta Rose Williams/Ingnuk. In conjunction with the Collider residency, Alberta will discuss her practice and teach/demonstrate beading techniques on a loom. Guests will then have the opportunity to tour Alberta’s studio, visit with the artist and experiment with techniques on a selection of looms.
Guests will then have the opportunity to tour Alberta’s studio, visit with the artist and experiment with techniques on several looms and stretched canvas. All materials provided.
6PM - Artist Talk & Demonstration
6:30PM - Reception with the Artist & Bead Crafting
About Alberta Rose Williams/INgnuk
Born and raised in Treaty 7 Territory near to the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley bands of the Nakoda nation, Alberta finds passion in art, food, politics, and social issues. These interests are expressed through artwork as well as engagement with community organizations and events. As an Inuvialuit person growing up outside of her traditional territory, she has often felt a sense of displacement; but found a connection to her culture through her late mother and traditional practices. Alberta graduated from ACAD in the spring of 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art (with distinction), majoring in painting and then spent 18 months at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity as a prepatorial practicum in the Walter Phillips Gallery. During her time at ACAD, she won the painting 3rd-year award, an Indspire Bursary, acted as president of the Aboriginal student’s club, and was a member of Next Up. At the Banff Centre, Alberta was a part of the Indigenous working group on campus and participated in the Inherent Right to Self Governance Leadership program. Currently, she is based in Calgary and is a southern liaison for the Inuit Art Foundation, studio assistant, and artist.