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Artist in Residence

Heather Shillinglaw


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Heather Shillinglaw's artist residency at Strathma was dedicated to promoting dialogue between settler/colonial and Indigenous perspectives towards reconciliation and healing.


Visitors now have the opportunity to enjoy Heather's artwork, kîsitêpowin sâkâhikan, on display in the Vignette Gallery.

Witness Heather's artistic journey through Open Studio videos.

General admission remains free for all.

Watch "In the Studio with Heather Shillinglaw" here

about the artist

Heather Shillinglaw, a project-based artist, hails from Ministik near Cooking Lake. She is proud of her Nêhiyawêwin/Cree, Dene/Chipewyan, Salteaux/Ojibwe, and Scots/French heritage. Now based in Edmonton, Alberta, she employs sewing, painting, and sculpture techniques to craft her art. Shillinglaw's work is a tribute to her ancestors and the maternal landscapes that shaped her. Collaborating with scientists, she delves into the evolution of the land over time. Beyond her studio, Shillinglaw imparts land-based teachings in art workshops and advocates for nature conservation through her art. Her exhibitions span both national and international venues, and she is engaged in cultural exchanges abroad. Despite accolades and grants, including a recent residency at the Banff Center for the Arts, Shillinglaw remains grounded and humble.


visit heather's website here  

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