Artist Talk: Cassandra Cochrane

by Shelby Smith and Sophie Lavoie

On September 5th we wrapped up Cassandra Cochrane’s exhibition, Nindinawemaaganag: My Relations, at the Douglas Family Art Centre with a talk from the artist.  

Through the use of beadwork, sewing, printmaking, textiles, and ceramics, Cochrane creates work that encourages and provokes conversations about the contemporary Indigenous experience. Cochrane’s own history and relationships are often the vehicle in which topics such as addressing negative stereotypes, celebrating woman, and the representation of Indigenous people in a positive light, are delivered. Cochrane hopes her work highlights the love, respect, and resilience of Anishinaabe people.

Thank you Cassandra for sharing your artwork and perspective with us.

For more information about Cassandra’s exhibition, click the link below.

Cassandra Cochrane, Nindinawemaaganag: My Relations

Did you know?

The editor of the local newspaper pushed for Kenora to be named “Tresilva” instead.  He thought the word was excellent because it could be written without lifting the pen off the paper. The name Tresilva was tremendously unpopular with the townsfolk and was quickly abandoned.

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