Attraction|Arts & Performing Arts Venues
Oji Creations is run by Autumn Whiteway (“Night Singing Woman”) – a Saulteaux/Métis visual artist, traditional craftworker, and curator who was born and raised on Treaty 7 territory. Oji Creations focuses on the sale of Indigenous arts and crafts and producing beautiful Indigenous art exhibitions. As a professional archaeologist, Autumn has always been curious about the material culture produced by her ancestors, in addition to traditional knowledge passed down through the generations. This curiosity led her on a path of discovery, to learn many different types of traditional Indigenous crafts. Inspired by artists such as Norval Morrisseau and Kent Monkman, she additionally explores Indigenous themes from a contemporary perspective through painting and photography. Her painting and digital art is primarily focused on the heavily symbolic Woodland Style of art. Her photography, on the other hand, is used as a form of activism to highlight Indigenous issues. Her curatorial work has included multiple exhibitions related to “Indigenous Motherhood and Matriarchy”, in addition to “From the Land: Indigenous Ecological Art for a New Era”. She has an online store with in-person viewings and pickups upon request.