askîy – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design


Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is pleased to announce a new exhibition called askîy.
askîy is a Cree word that means “earth” or “land”. Through the time-intensive, repetitive, durational, and thoughtful practice of beading, this exhibition honours the life of plants and Mother Earth’s living beings. Old and new technologies are combined in Allison’s practice to tell stories of the land, continuance, growth, and of healing. By questioning and highlighting colonial histories of domination and control through the use of plants, Allison contemplates each plant’s personal meaning, history, past and future.
We would like to thank TD Bank Group for their support for this exhibition.
Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design acknowledges the support of Craft Nova Scotia and the Mary E. Black Gallery.

askîy will be on display until November 25th, 2023.