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Artist Cheryl L’Hirondelle visits NSCAD for a public talk and studio visits

Light Tipi, 2015. (Photo: Aaron Leon/City of Toronto)
Light Tipi, 2015. (Photo: Aaron Leon/City of Toronto)

march 26

Cheryl L’Hirondelle Artist Talk, 7 p.m.

Halifax Central Library

Artist Cheryl L’Hirondelle’s talk will share how her interdisciplinary art and music practice brings together relations between language, land, and the more-than-human.

This talk is open to the public. 

march 22 and 25

Important: These events are only open to NSCAD students. 

March 22: Cheryl L’Hirondelle Open Studio, 5–6:30 p.m.  

CIMADE Lab – Room 007, NSCAD Academy Building, 1649 Brunswick St.

March 25: BIPOC Student Studio Visits, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CIMADE Lab or online.

Students: sign-up required. Register now! 

About the artist

Cheryl L’Hirondelle (Cree/Halfbreed; German/Polish) is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist and singer/songwriter whose family roots are from Treaty Six: Papaschase First Nation / amiskwaciy wāskahikan (aka the city of Edmonton) and Kikino Metis Settlement, AB.

Her work investigates and articulates a dynamism of nēhiyawin (Cree worldview) in contemporary time-place incorporating Indigenous language(s), music, audio, video, VR, sewn objects, the olfactory, audience/user participation and community engagement to create immersive environments towards ‘radical inclusion’ and decolonisation. As a singer-songwriter, she focuses on Indigenous language sound shapes and contemporary song-forms as methodologies toward survivance.

Cheryl was awarded two imagineNATIVE New Media Awards (2005 & 2006) and two Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (2006 & 2007 as part of M’Girl) and is a recipient of the 2021 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Art. She also exhibits, performs and presents nationally and internationally, and is currently a PhD candidate with SMARTlab at University College Dublin.

Portrait of Cheryl L'Hirondelle