Carey Newman: The Witness Blanket

Carey Newman: Artist Talk
Thursday, February 3, 2022 | 6 pm


Join us for a special evening with artist Carey Newman and hear more about the creation of The Witness Blanket.

Newman, whose traditional name is Hayalthkin’geme, is a Kwakwaka’wakw and Sto:lo multi-disciplinary artist, master carver, scholar, filmmaker, author, and public speaker. He and his team travelled more than 200,000 kilometers over the course of 12 months to gather the 887 objects that would go on to comprise The Witness Blanket. During that time, he spoke with thousands of survivors.

During this hour-long live Zoom webinar, Newman will share images and video, along with personal insights into the process of creating this national monument.

FREE. Registration required.

Speaker Bio: Carey Newman

Carey Newman is s a Kwakwaka’wakw and Sto:lo multi-disciplinary artist who strives to highlight either Indigenous, social, or environmental issues in his artistic practice. He is also interested in engaging with community and incorporating innovative methods derived from traditional teachings and Indigenous worldviews into his process.

He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 2017 and was named to the Order of British Columbia in 2018 and and he was recently appointed as the Impact Chair for Indigenous Art Practices at the University of Victoria.


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