WINNER | THE SALT SPRING PRIZE (JOAN MCCONNELL AWARD) – $12,000 + Salt Spring Island Artists Residency in 2018 to the value of $5,000
Judy Anderson is Cree from the Gordon First Nation, whose practice includes beadwork, installation, hand-made paper, painting, three-dimensional pieces, and collaborative projects. Her work is deeply personal with a focus on issues of spirituality, family, graffiti and popular representations of Aboriginal people. More recently, her works are created with the purpose of honouring the people in her life. She is a faculty member at the University of Calgary where she teaches both Studio and Indigenous Art History. Recent exhibitions include They told me to honour him… (Project Space, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) Bead Speak (Slate Fine Art Gallery), The Sole Project (The Art Gallery of Regina), and she is looking forward to being a part of upcoming exhibitions at the Glenbow Museum and
This one brings me the most pride… | 15″ x 12″ x 18″ | Mixed media
Drawing on Indigenous teachings, knowledge and ways of making, I create work that honours
people in my life. “This one brings me the most pride…” honours my youngest, Riel. It
represents the essence of this child, changes as this child grew, and deep love.