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Tracy Bradley

Tracy Bradley is a 2 Spirit, multi-disciplinary artist, birth worker and director at Grow Centre . They are of Cree-Metis and European descent. Tracy’s practice involves community building, investigation of traditional materials in contemporary styles, and revolves around creating and supporting opportunities for learning and sharing of traditional skills. They work primarily in hide, beads, sculpted wool, natural stones, fur, birch bark, textiles, acrylic, watercolour, ink and oils. Tracy is a member of the IAM – Indigenous Artists Market Collective. Tracy was born and raised in Edmonton, and their Scottish Metis family roots connect to Turtle Mountain, St. Paul de Metis, and Red River Settlements.

Tracy’s primary focus’ are:
-Exploring Metis Artistic Methodology in a Contemporary Paradigm
-Creating Indigenous Urban Spaces
-Indigenous Art as Fine Craft
-Tracy is a part of CARFAC, Metis Nation of Alberta, Canada Council for the Arts.

Beginner Indigenous Beadwork: The Making Of A Turtle Medicine Pouch ᒥᐦᑭᓈᕁ mihkinâhk

Tracy will guide attendees on beginner beadwork, and teach how to make a medicine bag. Tracy's approach to learning is gentle, and their intention is to wake up skills that lay sleeping in our genetics. The workshop will include all materials for making a bead trimmed medicine pouch. Participants will learn some how to work with traditional materials in this fun and interactive session. The use of traditional hide, glass beads and other materials will make each piece unique to the maker.

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