Webinars: Indigenous Design
Truth through Textile Art: Conversation about living Indigenous cultures
Title: Truth through Textile Art: Conversation about living Indigenous cultures
Moderator: J’net Ayayqwayaksheelth
Date: November 18, 2020
Time: 16hrs Canada EST – 18hrs Argentina
(One who gives away and still stands tall) is a member of the Ahousaht community within the Nuuchah-nulth homelands on Vancouver Island and is a descendant of whale hunters and cedar bark weavers. Cedar bark weaving is being revived and retained by peoples across the West Coast and J’net actively practices this timeless art form to ensure her children and future unborn generations continue the practice.
Artistically, J’net is also an emerging textile artist using distinct Nuu-chah-nulth West Coast art to create a unique expression as a vital way to retain and sustain oral story traditions on contemporary and recultured clothing.
As an Arts Educator J’net has a commitment to raising a positive profile of Indigenous peoples, imparting facts about a difficult colonial history and offering insights to ongoing contemporary contributions being made by diverse nations from throughout Turtle Island.
In her current permanent position with the Royal Ontario Museum as the Indigenous Outreach and Learning Coordinator J’net engages with the Indigenous community to assist the ROM with authentic representation of Indigenous peoples in our tours, Indigenous Professional Learning sessions, Indigenous special events and expand outreach throughout the province.
This positional also gives her direct access to departments within the museum to support the Still Stands Tall Indigenous Victorian Textile Art.
(Métis/French) Artista Visual y Textil
Is a multi-disciplinary artist from Toronto, Ontario. She is Métis of French and Omàmiwininiwak ancestry. Bertin is a member of the Waawaashkeshi.
Bertin’s current body of work focuses on positive images of indigenous people as a means of confronting their romanticized depictions as seen throughout art history. She focuses especially on the women role models who have had an impact on her. Bertin’s projects are also inspired by traditional storytelling. In 2018, Bertin was awarded an Ontario Arts Council project grant for the creation of a series of beaded & quot; Moccushions©” that interpret traditional stories for future generations. From 2013-2015, Bertin’s illustrations were reproduced by the Royal Canadian Mint on collector coins.I
WEBINARS: INDIGENOUS DESIGN
Speakers: Elvira Challa Huasi, Celeste Valera (Colla), Andrés Casimiro (Purmamarca), Georgina Rivolta (Prof. Diseño Universidad de Rosario)
Moderator: Olga Corna
Date: November 20, 2020
Time: 16hrs Canada EST – 18hrs Argentina
Format: Webinar via Zoom. FB Live. Instagram Live.
Elvira Challa Huasi:
CHALLA HUASI was born in the year 2000, with my family, where we shared with my 4 daughters the design and production of author in metal, with Andean design of the town of Yavi, of which we are descendants. We transmit in our pieces the culture inherited from our ancestors, telling our story.
Since our beginnings, we participate in National and international fairs.
We started in our city in 2002, then we participated in Fairs and Festivals of traditional crafts in almost the entire country. Until 2019
Parade of the social economy in Santiago de Chile- Chile 2012
Yeosu Fair 2012 Technology and Sea Countries Fair, Social Economy Week – Yeosu South Korea
From 2012 Pure Design Fair until 2018
International Fairs, Lisbon Fair – Portugal, 2013
She is Graphic Designer from School of Design of Rosario. Teaching since 1992, as assistant professor and head of Expressive Resources in the career of Graphic Design, and currently a Professor at the School of Design Rosary beads.
Summary of skills
Skilled in the Art of Textile Crafts, pushka spinning, pedal loom weaving,
waist and natural dyes. Experienced in photography and clothing design. Manages
Date 1997-2005 Coronel Arias School N31. Huacalera
Date 2006-2011. Polimodal nº6 Huacalera.
Date 2012-2015. English teachers. IES N2 Humahuaca. Incomplete
Date March-December 2012 Preceptor. Institute of Support and University Training.
San Salvador, Jujuy Independencia 665.
Date May- December 2019 Business improvement. MINKA San Institute
Salvador de Jujuy.
June 2014-2015. Receptionist. Hotel Huacalera Ruta 9 km 1790, Huacalera
March 2016-2019 Founder and Coordinator of the QENQO Artisan network. Huacalera,Jujuy
March to December 2017. Secretary of Tourism Jujuy. Trainer Teacher in Crafts
in llama fiber in three communities in the Province of Jujuy. Lagunillas Del Farallón, Cusi Cusi and Ciénega de Paicone Jujuy.
March-December 2019 Ley Ovina, Trainer Teacher in Crafts in flame fiber.
Ciénega de Paicone Jujuy.
Date: June_ December 2019 Argentine Artisan Program, Teaching Collaborator
Trainer in Crafts in llama fiber in two communities of the Province of
Jujuy. Santa Ana and Caspala, Jujuy.
Awards and honours
November / 2017 Prize for knowledge in traditional textile art awarded by
Traditional Craft Market of Argentina (MATRA) and the Saddlebag Association, with a
scholarship to represent in the international congress called TINKUY Cuzco, Peru
as a reference and exhibitor.
September / 2019 Selected as one of the 10 designers to represent the
province of Jujuy at the PURO DISEÑO 2019 CABA fair, curated by BENITO
FERNANDEZ, JUAN CARLOS ABUD AND VALERIA POLACSEK.
October / 2019 Award for the BEST SOCIAL PROJECT 2019 awarded by the institutions
MINKA and VIVA IDEA. With a scholarship for the LIVE WORKSHOP in Costa Rica 2020.
Training in financial studies for Social entrepreneurs for emerging markets.