Bannock and Tea with Loonette the Ghost and House-Head the Home, performance still from IKG Live 2 (2018) at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery. Photo credit: Jeremy Pavka⁣

M:ST 10 Residency

Halie Finney

April–May, 2020

The New Gallery is thrilled to announce our upcoming residency with Halie Finney, in partnership with M:ST Performative Art! Halie will be hosted by Catalyst Arts in Northern Ireland throughout April and May 2020.

"To celebrate our 10th Anniversary Biennial of embodied art practice in ten only months, M:ST is connecting eight local and global arts organizations to host a series of month long residency exchanges leading up to the Biennial in September 2020.⁣⁣⁣ All of our local and international partners have worked with us to curate an outstanding cohort of M:ST 10 Biennial artists, including Halie Finney!⁣⁣⁣"⁠

Halie Finney is an emerging Métis artist currently based in Edmonton, Alberta. She received her degree from the Alberta University of Art and Design in 2017 where she majored in drawing. She also graduated from MacEwan University in 2014 with a diploma in fine arts. Born and raised in the Lesser Slave Lake region of Alberta, Halie holds a strong connection to the area, specifically to her hometown of Canyon Creek, a quiet hamlet consisting of approximately 260 people, a harbour, a beach, some sheep, a Winks, and a bar. She understands her Métis heritage through memories told to her by generations of her family who still reside there and through the unchanged characteristics of her home's landscape and lifestyle.⁣⁠

Territorial Acknowledgments

TNG gratefully acknowledges its home on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region, including the Blackfoot Confederacy (Kainai, Piikani and Siksika), Métis Nation of Alberta Region III, Stoney Nakoda First Nation (Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley), and Tsuu T’ina First Nation. TNG would also like to acknowledge the many other First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have crossed this land for generations.