Winter Counts with Autumn Whiteway

Winter Counts
Hit pause on your to do list for an hour and join us for an artistic getaway!
In our first Mindful Workshop of 2023, we’re offering this session on Winter Counts with Autumn Whiteway. Winter Counts are visual calendars that were used by some indigenous people to record major life events through symbols. Though traditionally painted on bison hides, you can download and print our Bison Hide sheet (after registration, go to your tickets and select VIEW THE EVENT or EVENT LINKS for downloadable jpg)! Or you can just draw it into a journal or on a piece of paper.
Please note that this is a Pay What You Can event. Though you may take this workshop for free, any donations that are collected will go towards future programming and to provide opportunities to schools that need it most.
Instructor – Autumn Whiteway
Autumn Whiteway (“Night Singing Woman”) is a Saulteaux/Métis visual artist, traditional craft worker, curator and archaeologist based in Calgary, Alberta. She explores Indigenous themes from a contemporary perspective through painting, digital art and photography.
Her painting and digital art is primarily focused on the heavily symbolic Woodland Style of Indigenous art, while her photography is used as a form of activism to highlight Indigenous issues. Her work has been exhibited at locations such as Arts Commons, cSpace King Edward, ATB Branch for Arts and Culture, and Calgary Public Library.
Autumn’s degrees include an M.A. in Anthropology from University of Manitoba (2017), a B.Sc. in Archaeology, and a B.A. in Greek and Roman Studies.
Her curatorial work has focused on elevating the voices of Indigenous creatives through a series of Indigenous focused exhibitions. Autumn’s curatorial repertoire includes three group exhibitions held at multiple Calgary venues between 2020-2022, known as “Indigenous Motherhood and Matriarchy”.


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