Meet the Artist Reception: Vicki Couzens

Posted on Sep 25, 2019 in Events

Join us in welcoming the Blue Cabin’s first-ever artist in residence, Vicki Couzens – possum cloak maker, multi-media artist, and member of the Keerray Wooroong language group of the Gunditjmara of western Victoria, Australia. Vicki is a Senior Knowledge Custodian for Possum Cloak Story and Language Reclamation in her Keerray Woorroong Mother Tongue.

Vicki Couzens. Australia Council for the Arts – National Indigenous Arts Awards 2016.

Meet the Artist:

Thursday, Sept. 26th, 2019 at 6 pm

Blue Cabin (Plaza of Nations Aquabus/False Creek Ferries dock)

This event is a chance to meet Vicki Couzens on-site at the Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency in False Creek. The evening will include an artist talk from Vicki at 6:30PM. Light refreshments provided by the Australian Consulate in Vancouver.

This event is free, but capacity is limited and registration is required.
Please register via Eventbrite by clicking here.

As the inaugural program for the Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency, Skeins: Weaving on the Foreshore is a celebration of Coast Salish weaving practices that have developed in these territories since time immemorial. As such, it is anchored by the participation of weavers from the three local nations: Debra Sparrow from Musqueam, Janice George and Buddy Joseph of Squamish, and Angela George from Squamish/ Tsleil-Waututh. Skeins also includes a residency with Australian Indigenous artist and activist Vicki Couzens (Gunditjmara) produced in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts. Rooted in the local, and spanning the international, these artists bring a long history of cultural, ceremonial and community involvement, organizing and reclaiming, aesthetics and activism.