Closing Reception: Eastern Comma artist Bonnie Devine

Flowers and Berries, Grand River

Bonnie Devine — Flowers and Berries, Grand River (detail). Alum transfer on watercolour paper (2019).

Please join us on November 1st at 7pm to celebrate the recent work of artist Bonnie Devine, who has spent the last two months as the Eastern Comma Artist-in-Residence at North House on the rare Charitable Research Reserve. This catered event will take place at the School of Architecture in Cambridge (7 Melville Street South).

Each year in September and October, an accomplished Indigenous Canadian literary writer or artist is invited to live and work at North House for two months as the Eastern Comma Artist-in-Residence. During that time, the artist explores aspects of their process in conversation with the landscape, and while interacting with the community of people who are present at rare including gardeners, educators, students, artists, botanists, ecologists, geologists, archaeologists, and historians.

Bonnie Devine is a member of the Serpent River First Nation, an Anishinaabe/Ojibwe territory in central Ontario on the north shore of Lake Huron. She is an installation artist, painter, curator, writer, and educator. Her work emerges from a deep interest in and commitment to the storytelling and pictorial traditions that are central to the history and development of Anishinaabe culture. These interests are central to her art practice and are expressed in image and object, video and teaching, storytelling and political ideas.