Proposal for the Hart House Centennial Commission: Nadia Myre
Tree of Shifting Forms, 2018
Ceramic handmade pipe beads, powder coated galvanized steel, stainless stell thread, dynamic LED lightening
Public Art Competition, Canadian Chancellery, Paris
For its centennial celebrations in 2019, Hart House commissioned a major, permanent artwork by an Indigenous artist to transform its historic Great Hall. One step towards redressing settler colonial narratives, this permanent commission seeks to acknowledge the history, narratives and people who came before us, honour the land upon which we live and work today, and imagine other possible futures for current and future generations from an Indigenous perspective.
Learn more about Re-Imagining Place: Hart House Centennial Art Commission.
About the Artist
Nadia Myre is a multidisciplinary artist living in Montreal, and is a member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. She completed her undergraduate studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and received a Masters of Fine Art in 2002 from Concordia University. With an interest in language, reclamation, and identity politics, Myre’s work explores the politics of belonging. Positioning her practice within a framework of resistance and resilience, she often employs materials and processes inherent to her Algonquin ancestry. In 2018, she exhibited Acts that Fade Away at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto, working with four handcrafted Indigenous-inspired objects first developed as part of her 2016 McCord Museum residency. Myre is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the 2014 Sobey Art Award. Her work can be found in the permanent collections at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the National Gallery of Canada, among many others.