Rémi Belliveau is an interdisciplinary artist and musician, born in Belliveau-Village, New Brunswick, an Acadian hamlet located on Mi’kma’ki, the unceded ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Since 2012, Rémi’s work has been presented in exhibitions in Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces.
Rémi was co-director of Moncton’s Galerie Sans Nom for four years, and has has twice been an exhibition curator. In addition, Rémi was a teaching fellow at the Université de Moncton, and has been published in Canadian Art magazine.
Carrie Allison is a visual artist of Cree, Métis and European descent, based in Halifax, who grew up on unceded Coast Salish territories. Allison’s maternal roots are in High Prairie, Alberta, Treaty 8.
Allison has an M.F.A, a B.A. in Art History, and a B.F.A. from NSCAD University. Her work, which often incorporates traditional beading techniques and natural materials, has been exhibited nationally in group and solo exhibitions, and has been featured in Canadian Art, Esse and Visual Arts News. Allison has received grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Arts Nova Scotia, and the Canada Council for the Arts, and is the recipient of this year’s Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award from the Textile Museum of Canada.
Glenn Gear is an Indigiqueer filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist of Inuit (Nunatsiavut) and Newfoundland heritage, currently living in Montréal. His work often explores personal and cultural connections to land, people, and animals. His practice is grounded in a research creation methodology shaped by Inuit and Indigenous ways of knowing, often employing the use of animation, photo archives, painting, beading, and work with traditional materials such as sealskin.
Glenn’s work has been presented in exhibitions across Canada, and his films have been screened at festivals around the world.
Meagan Musseau is a Mi’kmaw (L’nu) artist from Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk territory (Bay of Islands, western Newfoundland). Her interdisciplinary practice involves working with traditional art forms and new media, including basketry, beadwork, land-based performance, video and installation. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues including Open Space in Victoria, the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, and VOX in Montreal, and internationally at Canada House in London, U.K.
Musseau’s work has been featured in publications such as Canadian Art, Border Crossings, and Visual Arts News. In addition, her practice has been supported by a 2018 Emerging Atlantic Canada Residency from the Hnatyshyn Foundation, and a 2016 Aboriginal Arts Development Award from the First Peoples’ Cultural Council.
Lou Sheppard’s art practice includes interdisciplinary audio, performance and installation. Of Irish, English and Scottish settler ancestry, Sheppard was raised on unceded Mi'Kmaq territory, and currently lives in K'jiputuk/Halifax. Sheppard graduated from NSCAD University in 2006, later studying English and Education at Mount Saint Vincent University.
Sheppard’s recent practice uses translation and metaphor to interrogate structures of power in data and language, through installations, performances and scores, often in association with musicians and visual and performing artists. Sheppard has exhibited in Canada and internationally, and was included in the first Antarctic Biennale and the Antarctic Pavilion in Venice. In 2017, Sheppard received the Emerging Atlantic Artist Award, and in 2018 was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award. Sheppard is currently Artist in Residence in the Faculty of Education at McGill University.