Artist Talks

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Next artist talk field notes, session 3: Raven Davis on December 2nd, 2018

Bria Miller Artist In Residence Sept 2017 - April 2018: Holding Space Residency

The photos above highlight Bria's process of transforming the studio with collaborators to create an intimate setting for sharing her experience as an artist in Nova Scotia.

Bria's public talk focused on artmaking, her unexpected role as an activist within the arts, and holding space for racialized and LGBTQ+ youth through programming while at Wonder'neath and beyond, including workshops at the Pavilion and throughout the province.

 Thanks to Communities Culture and Heritage for generously supporting Bria Miller's residency  Holding Space .

Thanks to Communities Culture and Heritage for generously supporting Bria Miller's residency Holding Space.

 With thanks to Visual Arts Nova Scotia for generously supporting Bria Miller's public artist talk and residency.

With thanks to Visual Arts Nova Scotia for generously supporting Bria Miller's public artist talk and residency.

field notes, session 1: Jeighk Koyote Artist Talk and Shadowplay Workshop 

The first of six in a series of artist talks and workshops hosted by Wonder'neath with a curatorial focus that honours socially engaged practice.

Jeighk Koyote is a white non-binary settler living in so-called Halifax; unsurrendered M’ikmaq territory. They are researching shadow shows, and exploring their fascination with sound, animation and shadow performance. Their work focuses on themes of queerness, mental health and relationships told through narrative. Jeighk is a 2016/17 CFAT Media Scholarship Recipient and has been involved with Inkstorm, part of the Shitty Art Collective, and is an artist facilitator for community arts programming.

field notes, session 2: Jenny Yujia Shi Artist Talk and Workshop

Layered Narratives: March 25th 3pm (talk, free) & workshop 4:30 - 6:30pm (by donation) 

Jenny Yujia Shi is a painter and printmaker originally from Bejing, China, who has just returned from a visit to her home, and family – who are also practicing artists. In her current residency at the MacPhee Centre, Jenny  is continuing her exploration of issues including human migration and border crossings through the visual symbolism of passports, visas and entry stamps.

 

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field notes, session 3: Raven Davis Artist Talk and Workshop

In dialogue with Raven Davis: December 2nd (artist talk, 2pm & workshop 3pm) 

Raven Davis is an Indigenous, multidisciplinary artist, curator, performer, human rights speaker and community educator from the Anishinaabek Nation in Manitoba. Davis was born and raised in Toronto, and currently works and lives between K’jipuktuk (Halifax) and Toronto. A parent of 3 sons, Davis blends narratives of colonization, race, gender, sexuality, Two-Spirit identity and the Anishinaabemowin language and culture into a variety of contemporary art forms. 

The 3rd of six in a series of artist talks and workshops hosted by Wonder'neath with a curatorial focus that honours socially engaged practice, community, activism and family. 


 field notes: artist talk and workshop series 2018 is made possible through the generous support of an Arts Nova Scotia's Professional Development grant.

field notes: artist talk and workshop series 2018 is made possible through the generous support of an Arts Nova Scotia's Professional Development grant.