daphne boyer

September 8 to October 8, 2022


Moss Bag, Daphne Boyer. Photo © Lina Samoukova



September 8 to
October 8, 2022

September 8, 2022 5pm

Daphne Boyer is a Canadian visual artist and plant scientist of Métis descent. She combines plant material, porcupine quills and women’s traditional handwork techniques with high-resolution, digital tools to create 2D and 3D art that showcases her family’s Métis heritage and honours plants and animals as kin.

Daphne’s latest works are iterative and reflect the generational aspect of the stories she tells – her family history, her attachment to the land and her desire to create bridges between Indigenous knowledge and Western science. Daphne and her team (Lina Samoukova, Ron Delisle and Barry Muise) produce these works using three innovative techniques she invented over the past several years: digital beading, digital quillwork and moss tufting (the latter being her digital version of moose tufting).

In particular, her MAI exhibition will showcase a large Beaded Moss Bag, a quillwork mural and two textile installations – a Birthing Tent and Cedar and Sweetgrass Banners.

Free entrance
From Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to 6pm.

Daphne Boyer acknowledges and respects the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory she lives, works and plays, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continues to this day.


Lina Samoukova, Barry Muise, Etienne Capacchione and Ron Delisle, as well as to MAI, the First People’s Cultural Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec.