Nigig Artist In Residence Welcome Lunch Neebinnaukzhik Southal

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Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University says
Indigenous Visual Culture with the Faculty of Design at OCAD U welcomes Neebin Southall as our Winter 2017 Nigig Visiting Artist in Residence (February 27 - March 18).

Welcome Lunch - Buffalo Stew and Artist Talk
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 12 pm - 2pm
Indigenous Visual Culture Student Centre, Room 512, 113 McCaul at OCAD University.

The Nigig Visiting Artist Residency, hosted by the Indigenous Visual Culture Program at OCAD University, is a program that provides an opportunity for an Indigenous artist to visit OCAD University for a 3-4 week period to focus on a short-term project and explore in a collaborative environment, issues impacting their work. The visiting artist will engage and interact with students and faculty in the capacity of mentorship, critique, lecture and a public workshop / demonstration.

The Nigig Visiting Artist Residency supports the dynamism located in Indigenous contemporary art and design practices and is a tremendous educational opportunity for the artist and students.

Bio

Neebinnaukzhik Southall, a member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, is a graphic designer, photographer, artist, and writer. Neebinnaukzhik means "summer evening" in Ojibwe, and marks the time when she was born. In 2011, Neebin graduated magna cum laude from Oregon State University, earning an honors BFA in applied visual arts with a minor in fine arts, through the University Honors College and OSU’s competitive graphic design program. Neebin works as the public relations and web coordinator at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and she also takes on selective projects through her small creative business Neebin Studios. She is particularly interested in graphic design as it relates to Indigenous peoples and cultures, and is passionate about promoting Native graphic designers. She writes articles for the column "Exploring Native Graphic Design" for First American Art Magazine, and manages the Native Graphic Design Project (www.neebin.com/nativedesign), where she is compiling a growing list of Indigenous designers.
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By: Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University