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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Open from Tuesday to
Sunday 12 pm → 6 pm

Admission always free
16 Oct 21·1:00 PMuntil3:00 PM

Open Studio

Watercolours and Mark-making with Michelle Sound

A portrait photograph of Michelle Sound. Michelle wears a pair of pink glasses and beaded earrings. The photograph is framed by a detail of her rabbit-hair drum.

On October 16, 2021, please join us at CAG for a watercolour workshop with artist Michelle Sound. Using mark-making and tape resist techniques, Michelle will lead the group in creating their own unique painting inspired by Charlene Vickers’s zig-zag paintings.

Michelle Sound is a Cree and Métis artist and mother. She is a member of Wapsewsipi/Swan River First Nation in Northern Alberta and was born and raised on the unceded and ancestral home territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She holds a BFA from SFU, School for the Contemporary Arts, and a Master of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University. Michelle is currently an Indigenous Advisor at Douglas College and has taught workshops as a guest artist at the Richmond Art Gallery and Bill Reid Gallery. Michelle is a 2021 Salt Spring National Art Award Finalist and has upcoming solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of St Albert and Daphne Art Centre, Montreal. Michelle is a multidisciplinary visual artist and her art practice includes a variety of mediums including photo based work, textiles, painting and Indigenous material practices. Her artwork often explores her Cree and Métis identity from a personal experience rooted in family, place and history.