Visual Arts / Indigenous Arts
Heather Morigeau is an award-winning Indigenous artist who came to the region from Calgary for the first iteration of the Suncor Indigenous Artist Program (a component of Artist in Residency). Morigeau created art and shared her expertise and experiences from October 26 until November 17, 2021.
During her residence, she held a series of workshops including resin casting and pine-needle basket weaving. This was the first time that the resident artist was able to teach workshops for multiple communities, including Fort Chipewyan, Anzac and Fort McMurray.
Morigeau’s contemporary expression of traditional Indigenous arts focuses on encapsulating Indigenous teachings and medicines. Her practice embodies her own healing journey from addiction, mental illness and colonialism.
Photo supplied by Heather Morigeau