Sébastien Aubin: ᐁᐧᐱᓂᑲᐣ – wêpinikan – something not cared for – délaisser quelque chose

Friend of the studio Sébastien Aubin is doing an online talk Tuesday, March 16 at 4pm Vancouver/Pacific time through the Libby Leshgold Gallery, to kick off his online residency, ᐁᐧᐱᓂᑲᐣ – wêpinikan – something not cared for – délaisser quelque chose. Register for free for the talk at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sebastien-aubin-something-not-cared-for-tickets-143396471707

Some people might remember Sébastien’s excellent talk at the Libby’s symposium in July 2019 that covered a range of topics but was centred on the history and typography of Cree syllabics, and pre-colonization written language. He’s awesome.

The residency project, something not cared for, has its own website, http://libby.ecuad.ca/somethingnotcaredfor, which will expand and change over the next few months.


Sébastien Aubin held the position of Indigenous Designer in Residence at the University of Manitoba School of Art, Winnipeg, where he produced a body of creative work and research that extends our understanding of design and graphic form. He has worked for some of the most prestigious graphic design studios in Canada and maintains a career as a freelance graphic artist. Aubin has designed publications for numerous artists, organizations, and art galleries in Canada, including Terrance Houle; KC Adams; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg; Vancouver Art Gallery; grunt gallery, Vancouver; Trinity Square Video, Toronto; Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Ontario; and Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon. He is a founding member of the ITWÉ Collective, which is dedicated to researching, creating, producing, and educating audiences about Indigenous digital culture. Aubin is also part of the AM Collective, which creates work that revolves around the imagination, sparking dialogue on subjects that relate to everyday life and emotions. He is a proud member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba.