For his exhibition, Bawaajigan, which means “dream” in Anishinaabemowin, local Ojibway / Anishinaabe artist and educator Will Morin is inviting the entire Sudbury community to a participatory exhibition. Taking the form of a temporary studio, the public’s contribution will help develop and activate various installations through the use of language and history. Reflecting on the notions of interconnection and integration within his practice, the artist wishes to create a space for dialogue and knowledge sharing.
Will Morin is of Ojibwa/Scottish and French Canadian ancestry, originally from Batchawana Bay, Ontario, a member of the Michipicoten First Nation. He was born in Sault Ste. Marie in 1964 Will grew up mostly in Sudbury. In pursuit of the creative spirit Will has travelled throughout Canada, the United States and England. Will is a professional visual and performing artist exhibiting his unique mixture of media and culturally inspired works and high-energy performances locally, nationally and internationally. He participated in annual national Native Art shows at the Woodlands Cultural Centre in Brantford Ontario, and performed with Juno nominated Native Rock band No Reservations. He has won many 1st place awards at the Algoma Fall Festival of the Arts, including best in show twice. Morin received his formal art training first at Cambrian College and then from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and obtained his degree of Fine Art in 1993. Will followed this up with a degree in Native Studies from Laurentian University in 1994. He also obtained an Interdisciplinary Humanities Master’s degree from Laurentian in summer of 2001.Artist Profile