By Sean Graham
For the first four days of Northern Scene, the Panorama Room at the National Arts Centre was transformed into a marketplace featuring some of the region’s top artists. In this episode of the History Slam I talk with three of those artists about their work and the changing face of the northern art scene. First, I chat with Lyn Fabio about her use of intestine to create artistic works. I then talk with Shirley Moorhouse about northern Labrador and questions of what constitutes Inuit art. That is followed by my conversation with John Sabourin as we discuss his ability to weave narratives into his work. While Marketplace at Northern Scene has closed, be sure to google each of them up and check out some of the phenomenal work coming out of the North.
Sean Graham is a doctoral candidate at the University of Ottawa where he is currently working on a project that examines the early years of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He has previously studied at Nipissing University, the University of the West Indies, and the University of Regina and like any red-blooded Canadian his ultimate dream is to be a curling champion while living on a diet of beer and poutine.