Animikii Maakaai & Miranda Whiteloon
Indigenous Youth Artist-in-Residence
In this first year of the Indigenous Youth Artist-in-Residence program, two youth artists were selected to participate: Animikii Maakaai and Miranda Whiteloon. Both artists enjoyed access to studio space for creation, use of the U of T Scarborough library, and course audits in Sociology, Studio, and English programs. As part of the residency, Animikii Maakaai led an drop-in painting session for the university and local community. She rounded out her experience with her final exhibition, Tako-Pinehsiiwan, and delivered a talk at the opening reception. The DMG was delighted to work closely with artists Miranda, Animikii, Campus Elder Wendy Phillips, and 7th Generation Image Makers Coordinator, Reagan Kennedy.
ABOUT THE RESIDENCY
The Indigenous Youth Artist-in-Residence Program is a collaboration between the Doris McCarthy Gallery, 7th Generation Image Makers (a program of Native Child and Family Services of Toronto), and the University of Toronto Scarborough Department of Arts, Culture and Media. The program offers studio space, a stipend, access to University resources, events, staff, and faculty, as well as the opportunity to audit courses at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Further virtual studio visits are arranged with arts professionals from the community. The residency culminates with an exhibition of the artist's completed work.