Ts̱ēmā Igharas (Tahltan First Nation, born in Smithers, Canada) is an interdisciplinary artist. She uses a potlatch methodology to create conceptual artworks and teachings influenced by her mentorship in Northwest Coast formline design at K’saan, her studies in visual culture and her time in the mountains. Ts̱ēmā attended Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD), Vancouver, and received an MFA from OCAD U, Toronto. She won the 2018 Emily Award for outstanding ECUAD alumni and is one of the twenty-five 2020 Sobey Award winners.
Location: 5 Lower Jarvis
Great Bear Money Rock (2021–2022) is part of a larger research project being conducted by Ts̱ēmā Igharas and Erin Siddall exploring their shared interest in transmuting traumas of colonial extraction. In 2019, Ts̱ēmā and Erin went to Délįnę in Sahtu Dene Territories to seek passage to Port Radium, an abandoned…