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Bawaajigan

Join Jared Tait to learn about traditional woodland style painting and help to create and paint an installation for the Haliburton Sculpture Forest.

Event Start:

August 12, 2024 at 1:00:00 PM

Event End:

August 17, 2024 at 4:00:00 PM

Address:

297 College Drive, Haliburton, ON, Canada

Bawaajigan means "To Dream".


Jared Tait will be in residence in the Haliburton Sculpture Forest on the Haliburton School of Art + Design campus to work with community members to create 3-dimensional woodland style paitnings which will be installed in the Sculpture Forest on Saturday, August 17th, 2024.


Jared Tait is a member of the Sachigo Lake First Nation an Oji-Cree First Nation in Treaty 9,  territory in the far north of Ontario near the Manitoba border. Jared was raised in Thunder Bay. He currently resides with his family in the countryside near Bancroft, Ontario.

​In 2018, Jared began painting under the mentorship of his father, Tim Tait a self-taught artist. Jared recalls his childhood being surrounded by his father's paintings and being told the stories within them. Since his exposure to art at a young age, Jared has created a strong appreciation and connection to art.  Through his understanding of the Woodland style and the methods of telling a story through his work, Jared captures the deep relations to the land and its creatures.  He builds on these motivations to preserve the sacred stories, symbolism and teachings. Jared creates imagery inspired by his personal and spiritual experiences and hopes to pass his teachings on to future generations.


People can see Jared’s work hanging near the registration desk of the Haliburton School of Art and Design. His work will be display at the Corner Gallery on the week of August 12 to 17th. An image of his mural Biingiden can bee seen on one of the panels in the kiosk at the entrance to the Sculpture Forest.

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