Melannie Monoceros

July 28, 2020 to July 30, 2020
2 Pm CDT

Online Workshop

Join melannie monoceros, interdisciplinary artist, as they explore the craft of embroidery. monoceros will lead online embroidery workshops as part of their upcoming exhibition, root threads. Participants will create botanical-themed embroidery panels, inspired by plants in the Canadian Prairies and plants from the artist’s Afro-Indigenous Taino/Arawak (Jamaica) culture.

Beginners and experienced embroiders are all welcome.

This workshop will take place on ZOOM. There is limited capacity. RSVP by Monday, July 20th. To register, email [email protected]

Workshops are free.

Materials needed:
10 inch embroidery hoop 
Needle threader 
A square of plain cotton fabric 
Parchment or tracing paper (optional)

*A limited amount of pre-packaged workshop kits with all of the materials are available for pick up at the AGSM. Workshop kits are free.*

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melannie monoceros

monoceros is a poet and interdisciplinary artist exploring polysensory production and somatic grief through text/ile. A Black, Taino-Arawak,  queer and chronically ill creator, they live in Treaty 1/Winnipeg, MB; home of the Métis First Nation and the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Dene, Cree, Dakota and Oji-Cree Nations. In 2019, melannie was awarded the JRG Emerging Artist Award for their continued pursuit, integrating technology and accessibility through film via their series “ancestoradio”. In 2020 melannie’s work can be found at Gallery 1C03 (University of Winnipeg) the Window Gallery (Winnipeg) and the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (Brandon, MB).