The City of Regina is pleased to announce that Audie Murray, a local Michif visual artist based in Oskana kâ-asastêki (Regina, Saskatchewan; Treaty 4 territory), has been selected as the City’s first ever Indigenous Artist in Residence.
During her residency, Audie will explore the theme of ‘Urban Indigeneity’. Her artwork proposal involves a large-scale beaded wall hanging done through the process of by hand bead weaving. Murray will also support local youth through a youth residency where they will learn beadwork and work alongside local cultural leaders.
Murray’s art practice is informed by themes of contemporary culture, embodied experiences and lived dualities. These modes of working assist with the recentering of our collective connection to the body, ancestral knowledge systems, space and time.
Murray holds a visual arts diploma from Camosun College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Regina, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary. She has exhibited widely, including at the Independent Art Fair, NYC; The Vancouver Art Gallery; Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; and the Anchorage Museum. Murray is represented by Fazakas Gallery, located on Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaʔ, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territory (Vancouver, B.C.).
The City issued an open Call for an Indigenous Artist in Residence in June. An expert panel of art professionals reviewed several applications from local artists who submitted proposals.
The Indigenous Artist in Residence Program celebrates and amplifies the voices of Indigenous artists and the Indigenous artistic and cultural presence in our community.
The deadline to submit proposals has now closed for 2022.
If you have any questions about the application process please email firstname.lastname@example.org to have a City of Regina staff connect with you.
View the Indigenous Artist in Residence Call.
The Indigenous Artist in Residence program demonstrates the City’s ongoing commitment to the representation and visibility of Indigenous artists, and to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.