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Indigenous Joys

Indigenous Joys
Tenille Campbell, Heather Dickson, Darla Campbell, Stacey Fayant, Arielle Twist
August 12th – September 8th
Reception:  August 12th | 7-9 pm
Artist Talk | 1-3 pm 

Official Project/Exhibition Description
What does Indigenous joy, desire, and love look like?
The residency commenced in October at the kâniyâsihk Culture Camp, where participants spent three
immersive days preparing hides for their projects, taking them through the stages, from hunting to crafting
the finished smoked hide. The artists involved, including Stacey Fayant, Arielle Twist, Heather Dixon,
Darla Campbell, and lead artist Tenille Campbell, worked together over the past year, using the smoked
hide pieces from the kâniyâsihk Culture Camps to explore the theme of Indigenous Joys. Each artist
presented an online engagement series or conducted workshops during their residency, offering a
glimpse into their creative processes, facilitating peer-sharing, and offering space for casual
conversations about art.

After a year of dedicated work, we are thrilled to invite you to Neutral Ground Artist-Run Centre in Regina
from August 12th to September 8th, 2023, to witness the final works of these talented artists. Through
their visual work, the gallery will come alive with the essence of Indigenous Joys, complemented by the
smell of smoked hide and the sound of wicked auntie laughter. Additionally, the gallery will feature
beadwork supplies and a prompt for the public to respond to the same question using beads. Visitors can
choose to contribute their beading to a designated wall or take it home as a memento.
The residency concludes with a special billboard exhibition featuring Lead Artist Tenille Campbell in
Saskatoon this November 2023, in collaboration with AKA. Tenille’s billboard exhibition will offer a
summary of her experience as the Lead Artist and her interactions with the other artists involved in the
We extend our gratitude to all our partners and funders, including the Canada Council for the Arts, Neutral
Ground ARC, AKA ARC, SkArts, SaskCulture, SaskLotteries, and the City of Regina, for their support in
making this journey of Indigenous Joys possible.