Transforming Tradition

Musée Héritage Museum is proud to present “Transforming Tradition: Contemporary Aboriginal Artists Re-envision Traditional Crafts“. The artists participating in this exhibit all share a deep connection to the traditional craftwork of their cultures, such as Cree, Blackfoot, Sioux, Dene and Métis.

Patricia Piché – Ladies Jingle Dress, 1978

Rhonda Paul – Ladies’ Traditional Dance Cape

Working with such materials as hide, beads, feathers, fish scales, textiles and other media, the artists take those traditions and layer them with their own contemporary visions. Contemporary twists can be seen in all the pieces through choices in colour, materials and patterns. The exhibit artists include Melissa-Jo Belcourt Moses, Alaynee Goodwill, Carmen Miller, Rhonda Paul, Patricia Piché, Carolyn Wagner, Charlotte York, and Holly Yuzicapi.

Patricia Piché – Cloth Coat, 2013
Children’s clothing and toys

Please join us for our opening reception on July 4 at 7pm. This exhibit will be open to the public until August 25.

Rhonda Paul – Coat, 2010, Patricia Piché – Ladies Fancy Dance Cape, 1976, Patricia Piché – Women’s Blanket Coat, 2010