Shane Perley-Dutcher

A Wolastokew (Maliseet) mixed media artist from Wolastoqiyik Nekotkuk (Tobique First Nation) in New Brunswick, Aduksis Kinsus Wiptuk/Shane Perley-Dutrcher’s work speaks to “Reconciliation” by analyzing regional histories of scalping proclamations and recorded/lived experiences of the elders who survived the atrocities of the white settler in the Indian Day Schools and Residential Schools.


Perley-Dutcher’s work is incredibly intricate and is inspired by the Wolastoqiyik, traditional practice. With grace and precision he push the limits of representation of Indigenous Art through, what he calls, “reweaving” – [a] process of unlearning and then relearning many facets of his own identity and history. He repairs the metaphorical gaps by listening and learning from elders to better align his sense of self as Skicinuwok (a Native person) 1.

Perley- Ducther has been an artist since a young age; he has been formally trained at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, earning a Diploma in Natives Art Studies and Jewellery Manufacturing graduating with honours and distinctions. He has exhibited in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Toronto (Canada) and has pieces in several private and public collections worldwide.

1 Shane Perley-Dutcher 2 — GALLERY ON QUEEN


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