Lost & Found Agency

Points of Access, a talk by Meagan Musseau

Thursday, January 13 at 6 pm NDT/4:30 pm EST

Fogo Island Arts presented a digital talk in the Lost & Found Agency series in partnership with Grenfell Art Gallery entitled Points of Access, a talk by Meagan Musseau. Musseau presented an artist talk that focused on aspects of her professional practice and new adaptations throughout the pandemic. Points of Access examined the importance of accessible opportunities for research, residencies, exhibitions, and community discourse within artistic practice. Meagan explored the notion of embodying agency as a tool to make space for storytelling while expanding artistic skill-sets and building the support necessary to present new works to larger audiences.

Meagan Musseau is L’nu (Mi’kmaw) from Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk territory (Bay of Islands, western Newfoundland). She nourishes an interdisciplinary arts practice by working with customary art forms and new media, such as basketry, beadwork, land-based performance, video and installation. Meagan is the recipient of numerous awards including the Sobey Art Award, longlist (2021); the Atlantic Canadian Emerging Artist, Hnatyshyn Foundation (2018); Emerging Artist Award, VANL-CARFAC (2018); Aboriginal Arts Development Award, First Peoples’ Cultural Council (2016). Her work exhibits nationally and internationally.

The Grenfell Art Gallery is a program centred art museum based in Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk (Bay of Islands, Newfoundland) that serves as an active educational resource for Memorial University of Newfoundland and as a public gallery for the Western Newfoundland Region and beyond. By providing relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications the Grenfell Art Gallery cultivates a generative engagement with contemporary art and culture. The only art museum in the province solely focused on visual arts, the Gallery maintains an active permanent collection of significant works by Newfoundland, Canadian, and international artists. We are propelled by the belief that art is fundamental to understanding the world and ourselves, and is an engine for innovation, public engagement, and experiential learning.


Please note – this recording will be available to view online for one year.