A pale green couch with an armrest only on the left side. A dog-like animal lies across the couch.

Artist Talk: Mary Anne Barkhouse

Inspired by issues surrounding empire and survival, Mary Anne Barkhouse creates installations that evoke considerations of the self as a response to history and environment. In this talk Barkhouse will discuss her works, past and present, with a special focus on urban animal ecologies, highlighting how her installations address the interconnectedness of species across North America and strategies for the way forward.

Mary Anne Barkhouse was born in Vancouver, B.C., but has strong ties to both coasts as her mother is from the Nimpkish band, Kwakiutl First Nation of Alert Bay, B.C., and her father is of German and British descent from Nova Scotia. As a result of her personal and family experience with land and water stewardship, Barkhouse’s work examines ecological concerns and intersections of culture through the use of animal imagery. She currently resides in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario.

Barkhouse’s work Sovereign will be on view in Mia’s “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists” from June 2 to August 18, 2019.

Free; ticketed event. Click here to reserve ticket.