EPISODE 5 – Lebret
Written and directed by Courtney Montour
Métis artist Audie Murray sees tattooing as a way for people to connect with their culture and communities when they are away from home. Audie’s art and tattoo practice draw from the duality in her life, especially her experience growing up in Regina and Lebret, and then moving to Vancouver to pursue her art career. She finds inspiration for her work in Métis beaded designs. When Audie returns home to Regina and Lebret, her work is centered around creating and learning from family.
Audie Murray is a multidisciplinary Michif artist from treaty 4 territory. She is currently learning and creating on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Audie works closely with traditional Cree tattoos and Michif visual culture, often drawing from familial patterns and designs such as floral beadwork. She collaborates with her clients to find the appropriate markings and placement of tattoos. She uses both hand poke and skin stitching methods, but prioritizes skin stitching in her practice.