Amanda is one of the artists participating in Woodland Cultural Centre’s Virtual Face Mask Auction, Ga:hǫh ne’ hni’ ga:howe:kso/Covered and Uncovered. The auction is in response to the new realities created by the global coronavirus pandemic impacting so many Indigenous communities across the country, with 50% of proceeds shared with artists and 50% to support Woodland Cultural Centre programs, specifically School Visits & Educational Programming and Exhibitions.
Amanda Roy is Anishinaabe from the community of Buzwah, which is a part of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, on Manitoulin Island in the Great Lakes. She has worked with the National Film Board’s Hothouse Animation Apprenticeship Program as an Associate Producer and has also worked on various film, tv, and digital media projects in various roles with several Indigenous production companies. She spent two years living in Northern Quebec assisting Secondary School students with learning video game production while travelling amongst several communities supporting the Cree Syllabics Virtual Reality Project-a program for learning Cree syllabics in an immersive and interactive virtual environment. Her father is an accomplished Woodland artist while her mother is known for her beadwork, both of whom gave her a taste for art. Amanda is a Hnatyshyn Foundation Reveal Indigenous Art Award Laureate and a Netflix-Banff Diversity of Voices Fellow.
Amanda is also a member of the Breathe collection of traditionally crafted masks demonstrating resiliency through 21st century pandemic which will be touring across Canadian Museums for the next several years.
Item # 12
Valued at: $400.00 CAD
Materials: Copper, Pine resin, moose hide
Final Bid: $210.00 CAD