Schools / Studies
- New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
- University of New Brunswick
Audrey Arsenault, Aud Metal, is a Mi’gmag metalsmith. She works mainly with the ancient French metalsmithing technique of chasing and repoussé. In this technique, the metal is hand hammered into a low relief form using a hammer and many lining, doming, and planishing tools made of steel rod as pictured above. Arsenault works mostly in copper and sterling silver, often mounting her work onto maple or pine wood to elevate each design. In her work, she is influenced by her Wabanaki heritages’ beliefs and story of resilience. Arsenault graduated in 2021 from the Advanced Studio Practice program at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. She is a 2023 graduate of the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton with a degree in Applied Arts.
In 2021 and 2022, Arsenault’s work was shown in the Wabanaki exhibitions in the Yorkville Village of Toronto, Ontario, led by Gallery on Queen. In Fredericton New Brunswick, Arsenault’s work was shown in Gallery on Queen’s Wabanaki 2021, 2022, and 2023 exhibitions. In 2022 Arsenault’s work was part of Gallery on Tour/Tata, a collaboration between Gallery on Queen in Fredericton, NB, and the Ice House Gallery in Tatamagouche, NS.
She was also part of Craft NB's Beneath the Surface artist residency in Fundy National Park in 2022, with a following exhibition outdoors on the park grounds in the summer of 2023.