Guest Speaker: Adrian Nadjiwon

  • 10:30 AM

Adrian Nadjiwon has been drawing for as long as he can remember. As an artist from the Chippewas of Nawash Reserve on the Bruce Peninsula; an area carved out from the limestone bluffs of the Niagara Escarpment and surrounded by the blue water of Georgian Bay – Adrian’s talent appears to be a product of his environment. With training and experience in the fine arts, classical animation, graphic design and most recently, web design, Adrian has now mastered a wide variety of creative media.

Adrian is not only a student of the visual arts, but of his own native heritage. His curiosity was piqued at a young age by images painted in the Woodland style; A form of painting developed by Cree and Anishinaabe artists such as Norval Morrisseau, Ahmoo Angecomb, and Roy Thomas. Inspired by their images, Adrian began a journey to understand the roots of this art, and his native ancestry. A journey that continues to this day.

Below are a couple of his designs.