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Artist in Residence

Heather Shillinglaw

November 29-December 9

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Heather Shillinglaw's artist residency at Strathma aims to foster dialogue between settler/colonial and Indigenous perspectives for reconciliation and healing. Visitors can engage with Heather's work, which explores local land forms, and learn about their heritage.

Observe Heather's creative process during Open Studio sessions. Heather's artwork, "kîsitêpowin sâkâhikan," will be on display and included with our regular free admission.

On December 2nd and December 9th, Heather will lead Turtle Pin workshops, allowing attendees to create their own pieces of art.

General admission to Strathma is free. However, there is a $10 fee for registration in the Turtle Pin workshop.

Turtle Pin Workshops

All levels welcome; "anyone who can thread a needle." Materials will be provided.

$10/person - ages 8 and up.

Find out more and book your spot 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  

Open Studio Sessions

Daily Hours:

November 29th - December 8th,

Tuesday-Friday, 2:00PM-3:00PM

Special Hours:

December 1st, 1:00PM-3:00PM

December 8th, 6:00PM-8:00PM

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