Visual + Digital Arts Open Lecture: Ursula Johnson

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The Visual Arts Open Lectures presents talks by leading Canadian and international artists, curators and academics. Join Inherent Design faculty Ursula Johnson for this talk. 

Ursula Johnson is a multidisciplinary Mi’kmaq artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her work combines the Mi’kmaq tradition of basket weaving with sculpture, installation, and performance art. In all its manifestations her work operates as didactic intervention, seeking to both confront and educate her viewers about issues of identity, colonial history, tradition, and cultural practice. She is the recent winner of the 2017 Sobey Art Award.