Online Talk – Wampum is Forever: Decentralization and NFTs

Quinn Hopkins and Blake Angeconeb, Bakwene Makwa, NFT, (still) 2022. Collection of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

Wampum is Forever: Decentralization and NFTs
Online Talk with Donna Tremble

Thursday, September 22, 2022,  7:30 – 8:30 PM ET
Presented on Zoom | Register here
This event will be recorded and posted to the Thunder Bay Art Gallery’s YouTube channel.

Woodland POP! presents “Wampum is Forever: Decentralization and NFTs” an online talk by entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Royalty Data Donna Tremble as part of exhibition programming. Join us to learn more about Tremble’s fascinating research into wampum origins, Anishinabek culture and history, and the relationship between wampum, NFTs and blockchain technology.

This event evolved from curiosity and excitement about the Thunder Bay Art Gallery’s recent acquisition, an NFT by artists Quinn Hopkins and Blake Angeconeb. Their collaborative work Bakwene Makwa, “a smokey bear in Ojibwe”, (2022), is the first NFT commissioned and collected by a public art gallery in Canada.

Donna Tremble, founder and CEO of Royalty Data

About Donna Tremble

Donna Tremble is an entrepreneur and non-fungible token (NFT) consultant from Gull Bay First Nation. In her career as an entrepreneur, Donna has built an investment property and launched a cryptocurrency with $40 million USD in trading volume on launch day. Currently, she is building a data marketplace service and running an NFT marketing agency on the side. Donna enjoys mathematics and golfing with her young niece.

About Woodland POP!

Woodland POP! is a group exhibition presenting new expressions of Woodland Style. Works alive within the scope of the exhibition include visual art, digital painting, NFTs, 2spirit and queer aesthetics, tattooing, contemporary beading, and more. This exhibition marvels at the meaning and influence of Woodland style in work of emerging and mid-career contemporary Indigenous artists.

Participating artists include: Blake Angeconeb, Christian Chapman, Michel Dumont, Shelby Gagnon, Sharon Goodison, Quinn Hopkins, Bree Island, Ryan Pooman, Fallon Simard, Rihkee Strapp, Jonathan Thunder

Woodland POP! New Expressions of Woodland Style runs until September 25, 2022, at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

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