Judy Anderson: ...Indigenized

September 16 – November 8, 2023

Judy Anderson: ...Indigenized Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Swift Current

Curated by Wendy Peart for Dunlop Art Gallery

Coyote continuously whispers in Anderson’s ear, “yes, you can joke about something while simultaneously being completely serious.” – Judy Anderson

Through multimedia installations that stimulate the senses, Judy Anderson interrogates what it means to “Indigenize” a place. After more than two decades of creating sly and meaningful interventions to mark her presence in the world, Anderson’s work unquestionably pronounces nêhiyaw as integral to this place, known as Treaty Four territory.


Judy Anderson is nêhiyaw from Gordon First Nation, SK. Anderson’s practice includes beadwork, installation, painting, three-dimensional pieces, and collaborative projects. Her work focuses on issues of spirituality, nêhiyaw intellectualizations of the world, relationality, graffiti, colonialism and decolonization. She is an Associate Professor of Canadian Indigenous Studio Art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Calgary.



Art Gallery of Swift Current
411 Herbert Street East
Swift Current, SK
S9H 1M5