Melissa Tremblett took inspiration from her family and Innu heritage in cultivating this relaxing place to recharge and connect with your roots. Innu caribou coat designs adorn fabrics in the room, with accents of colour making them pop. The twin and double bed, as well as bathtub, are ideal for a family of three. Additional amenities include a hairdryer and toiletries provided by local companies Tuckaway Farm, Apiary & Apothecary and East Coast Glow, as well as cable television with Netflix, free WiFi and a bluetooth speaker.
|Shared Kitchen, Dining, & Living Area|
Provided by Tuckaway Farm, Apiary & Apothecary and East Coast Glow
|Cable TV, Netflix|
|Iron/Ironing Board (at request)|
|Close Access to Medical Transportation Service|
The Artist’s Vision
When asked to curate a room for First Light, I immediately thought of my family and ancestors which became the basis of my design concept.
Painted Innu caribou-skin coats and their motifs have become a very compelling part of my art practice as of late, and I chose to use caribou coats motifs within my designs to represent connectedness to kin and the land. As a place for rest and healing, creating a relaxing atmosphere was the inspiration for my room.
Being far from home and having a place to recharge which feels safe and calming was very important. I used Innu caribou coat designs and images of the Labrador landscape to represent connectedness to kin and the land. I curated a room that was clean, comfortable, and visually appealing. I wanted to create a space that was neutral, classic, and elegant with pops of fun colour which added a fun, light energy to the room. I achieved this through furnishings and stunning artwork of the Labrador landscape by my dear friend Lorraine Jane, for whom the Labrador landscape and nature is also integral to her practice.
Being far from home and having a place to recharge which feels safe and calming was very important. I used Innu caribou coat designs and images of the Labrador landscape to represent connectedness to kinMelissa Tremblett
and the land.
Melissa Tremblett (she/her) is a visual artist of Innu and English heritage from the community of Sheshatshiu, Labrador. Currently based in Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk territory (Bay of Islands, Western Newfoundland), Tremblett is a multidisciplinary artist who works with installation, performance, and photography, as well as traditional techniques of doll making and beading to explore identity, community, and transmission of knowledge through her contemporary Indigenous reality.