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Artforce NL x EE Workshop: Indigo Social with Megan Samms

We’ll visit together over the blue vat and dye on repeat — bring an item of your own or dye a bandana in an indigo vat with Eastern Edge resident artist, Megan Samms. Stay for a while or drop in and out of the space and dye at your leisure!

Participants can stay for the whole time and dye multiple items, or drop in and out of the space. Learn a little bit about the chemistry of a vat, turn a little blue, learn a few resist techniques and try out your own ideas in fructose-based indigo vats.

This workshop is free to attend, and all are welcome! This program is funded by an organization that serves folks aged 15-30, so we strongly encourage youth to attend.

Artforce NL is an arts-based education charity, helping Newfoundland and Labrador youth overcome social and/or economic obstacles. Through arts-based programming and connections, Artforce helps young people coping with challenging circumstances develop life skills essential for independence and success.

Megan Samms (she/they) is an L’nu and Nlaka’pamux interdisciplinary artist who works in a range of mediums including textile, natural dyes and inks, paint, words, and photo; Megan is also a regenerative, community-based farmer and sustainability, in all ways, informs their making too. 

Megan lives in their home community and one of her two traditional territories and is informed by their very specific place in the world and how she fits in and around it. Megan looks at decolonial values, love and care, at multiplicity and contrastingly, at fragmentation. They are interested in the sense of inter-dependance and capability that comes from this way of working and looking. Megan collaborates often, thinks and works intergenerationally, and considers working together with place and people integral to creative process and makings. Megan is driven to practice as an artist to learn more, to unearth specifics about place and identity in a meaningful way, to visit with past and present people. Megan has shared work in exhibitions, residences, videos and interviews, talks, panels, books, and artful publications.

Times and Locations

February 24, 2024

12:00 pm

Eastern Edge