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Photo: Shirley Moorhouse


drawing, jewellry, painting, printmaking, textile

Artistic Community:

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

Date of Birth:

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL



Shirley Moorhouse was born in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL, and has lived in Alberta, England and Germany. She is a multifaceted heritage crafts artisan, fabric artist, printmaker and painter. It is her one-of-a-kind wall hangings, however, that drew attention to her artistic practices. These artworks incorporate embroidery, beading, hides, furs, wool, feathers and non-traditional found objects into the design. Since 1996, Moorhouse has exhibited nationally and internationally.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut June 7, 2018 Stacey Abramson
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut April 3, 2017 Kerry Clare
Shirley Moorhouse: 'Getting paid for something you love is pleasure on pleasure' Spring 1997 Trudy Metcalfe


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut May 26 - Oct 14, 2018 Winnipeg Art Gallery
Material Experiments Sept 25 - Oct 31 2015 A Space Gallery
Anthem: Perspectives on Home and Native Land 2007 Carleton University Art Gallery

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada Gatineau, QC, Canada