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Photo: Kara Montague
Credit: Artist


beading, beadwork, jewellry, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

North West River, NL

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.




Kara Montague is self-taught beader and carving apprentice to artist Billy Gauthier who lives in North West River, NL. Montague creates with locally sourced materials such as porcupine quills, bone, antler and beads from local craft shops. Her elaborately crafted pendants, earrings, and carvings draw inspiration from the land, the colours of fall and spring, a flowing river and the local flora. Montague has a drive to create and learn that she satiates with practice, research and a healthy amount of persistence.View Long Biography and Citations