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Artist Demo with Indigenous Painter: Joshua Pawis-Steckley

Design Digital & new media Indigenous Painting
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CBC Vancouver Plaza

Vancouver, BC



Offered in English.


Ever wondered how the imagination is unleashed on canvas? Witness multidisciplinary Anishinaabe artist Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley as he paints new works in development during this live demonstration. Originally from Ontario's Wasauksing First Nation, Joshua's work is dedicated to telling the current and historical stories of the Ojibway. Pawis-Steckley paints in the distinct style of Woodland Artists to depict traditional teachings that are rich with cultural and spiritual meaning. He employs the heavy silhouettes and colourful imagery characteristic of Woodland Art to illustrate stories in zines and comics. These works explore the historical relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in Canada and aim to raise awareness of the current state of affairs today.



Skwachàys Lodge

The Artists in Residence opportunity at Skwachàys Lodge is a unique and life-changing housing program for practicing Indigenous artists. This includes subsidized housing in clean, unfurnished bachelor suites, 24/7 access to shared artist workshop, and access to programming opportunities for personal and professional development that help artists develop their craft and move into the next phase of their careers. Skwachàys Lodge is an extraordinary boutique hotel and Canada’s first Indigenous arts hotel. Located in the heart of Vancouver’s historic downtown, this stunning addition to the local urban landscape offers guests an authentic Indigenous experience while providing the highest quality personalized service.




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