Welcome! My name is Alex Antle and I am a L’nu beadwork artist who has been practicing since 2017. I am a member of Qalipu First Nation and located in Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk (Bay of Islands, Newfoundland). My practice began as a way to build a stronger connection to my Mi’kmaq heritage. I started by creating wearable art in the form of jewellery, particularly earrings. Wearable art is still a focus of my work but in 2019 I started creating larger applique beadwork pieces and loom pieces.
In much of my work, I explore the relationship between tradition and living culture. I use traditional methods of beadwork to create contemporary pieces of artwork that are inspired by current events and evolving Mi’kmaq culture.