Image of Tsema Igharas holding an animal skull
Image courtesy of the artist

Artist Talk with Tsēmā Igharas

September 18, 2021 – 3pm
Parking lot of 87 Higgins Ave | Winnipeg MB | Treaty 1 Territory

To celebrate the launch of Tsēmā Igharas’ temporary public art project, Tailings Pool, please join us at 87 Higgins on Saturday, September 18 at 3 pm for an artist talk by Tsēmā Igharas.

Tsēmā Igharas is an interdisciplinary artist and member of the Tahltan Nation. She uses Potlatch methodology to create conceptual artwork and teachings influenced by her mentorship in Northwest Coast Formline Design at K’saan (2005/06), her studies in visual culture, and time in the mountains. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2011) and graduated from the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design program at OCADu showing her thesis work, LAND|MINE that connects materials to mine sites and bodies to the land. Tsēmā has won the 2018 Emily Award for outstanding ECUAD alumni; is 1/25 2020 Sobey award winners; has shown and performed in various places in Canada and internationally in Sweden, Mexico, USA and Chile.

What to expect: Proof of vaccination will be required for entrance into both events. Events will be outdoors and dependent on the weather and current COVID restrictions. Visit for up to date protocols


We are on Treaty 1 Territory. Plug In ICA is located on the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to the artists we work with, our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. We acknowledge the sustaining support of our Director’s Circle. You all make a difference.

This exhibition was curated in collaboration with Plug In ICA’s Executive Director, Allison Yearwood and the artist, Tsēmā Igharas.

STAGES 2021 is generously supported by: Alpha Masonry; Bob Brown of Leon A Brown Ltd; Bosk Construction; Dan Scherger at Building Projects & Concrete Supply.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts. For this exhibition we would like to acknowledge the generous support of Manitoba 150.

Thank you to The Winnipeg Foundation for their ongoing support.

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