Tradition inspiring the Present and Future

Date: Apr 12, 2018

Exhibition Dates: April 14 - May 26, 2018.
Location: Alberta Craft Discovery Gallery – Edmonton, 10186-106 Street NW

Enjoy the latest Alberta Craft Discovery exhibition: The Art of Hide Tanning: Tradition Inspiring the Present and Future.

Artists Amy Malbeuf and Ruby Sweetman will be talking about their work and the steps behind the traditional process of hide tanning. 

A special 25th Anniversary Commemorative Art Project funded by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the exhibition is “designed to create a legacy artwork, performance, or composition that reflects the evolution of Alberta’s arts community over the past 25 years.

The exhibition features the artwork of Amy Malbeuf and Ruby Sweetman, both of whom are graduates of the Native Arts and Culture program at Portage College. The artists worked together to create home tanned moose hides using the Woodland Cree traditional thirteen step process, which is taught at Portage College. As the artists worked at Portage College, the community and students were able to watch, learning from the work.

The artists use these tanned hides to create their own art works representing the past and the future of this art form.