For the first time a young artist — 10 years old—- is presenting his art to raise awareness and help in the healing process of the people and the land that have suffered the trauma at the Indian Residential Schools.
Inspired and driven by his deep reflections of the past and his creativity, Austan hopes to create an environment of support and healing for Native people and all of us.
About the Artist:
Austan has been painting from a very young age. He received several prizes for his art. He competed locally and nationally in art competition on various topics. Recently he won the first place prize competition among 950 children from across Canada. His art was on Canada at War (1914-1915). He has recently won first place for his art on Indian Residential School “Cut off our Roots” among all students locally.
Hi Artworks are currently being displayed at McMurray Experience “Art in Motion” and has been there for six months.
His solo exhibition "Sufferings at Indian Residential Schools" is scheduled in October 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm, free event with limited seats. The show will be on for at least two (2) weeks. The venue is at the Art Foundry at River Station, 8130 Fraser Ave, Fort McMurray.
Watch out for his artworks display at Wood Buffalo Public Library on another aspect of Indian Residential School.
watercolor and acrylic paint