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Meagan Musseau: March 5, 1819 – March 5, 2022 (performance)

Art as a Tool for Change Symposium
March 5, 4:30-5:30 PM
In-person, 72 Harbour Drive


Meagan Musseau [Mazoo] will offer an action referencing Shanawdithit’s drawing, “the taking of Mary March [Demasduit] on the north side of the lake”. 203 years later, Mazoo will collaborate with Shanawdithit’s marks as a way to continue re-telling the narrative from an Indigenous woman’s perspective. This action also stands on the shoulders of contemporary dialogue brought forward in Rebecca Belmore’s video artwork, “March 5, 1819”. The public is welcome to witness, there will be a short discussion to follow.



Photos and video by Aidan Devereaux

Meagan Musseau is L’nu from Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk territory (Bay of Islands, western Newfoundland). She nourishes an interdisciplinary arts practice by working with customary art forms and new media, such as basketry, beadwork, land-based performance, video and installation. She focuses on creating artwork, dancing, learning Mi’kmaw language, and facilitating workshops as a way to actively participate in survivance. Meagan is the recipient of numerous awards including the Sobey Art Award, longlist (2021); the Atlantic Canadian Emerging Artist, Hnatyshyn Foundation (2018); Emerging Artist Award, VANL-CARFAC (2018); Aboriginal Arts Development Award, First Peoples’ Cultural Council (2016). Her work exhibits nationally and internationally.

Art as a Tool for Change is supported in part by the Canadian Artist Presentation Fund.
Ce projet est financé  par le gouvernement du Canada