Quillwork workshop with Christine Toulouse

April 11, 2024

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Explore the artistry of quillwork with Ottawa-based artist Christine Toulouse!

No experience? No problem! This workshop allows participants to explore beginner quillwork techniques. Working with colourful porcupine quills, quillwork tools and a simply design, participants will be able to create a beautiful keepsake to take home.

This free workshop takes place at CUAG and is open to everyone. All supplies are included. Light refreshments will be served.

Only 10 spots are available. To book a spot, please email Danielle Printup or send us a note on Instagram (@cuartgallery).

Access CUAG is an accessible space with barrier-free washrooms and elevator. 

Construction A big construction project at the north end of campus has changed the usual routes to CUAG. Check this site’s visiting page to find a map, directions for all modes of transit and a new wayfinding video for drivers. 

Parking Paid visitor parking is available in P18 (the big parkade built over the O-train tracks). Check this site’s visiting page for details.


Christine Toulouse is an emerging Anishinaabe artist from Sagamok Anishnawbek, Ontario. She was taught the traditional craft of quillwork by her grandmother, Ida, who is a quill box artist. Christine works to connect land and season to practice. She absorbs and passes down Indigenous memory and knowledge and invites the past into the present, allowing for memory to become a reality in her work. 

She won an honourable mention with the 2022 Trias Art Prize (a partnered award by the Ottawa Art Gallery and the Ottawa Hospital) for an art piece that represented art and healing. 

Christine has exhibited her work through various events, such as the Indigenous Art Exhibition in Mississauga, and at the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Indigenous Preservation Museum in Brantford, among others. She has also been featured in various publications, including Refinery 29’s Cross-Country Guide to Indigenous Designers. Learn more about her work here.


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