Out There Art Festival
I'm excited to be participating in the Out There Art Festival, a physically distanced outdoor festival celebrating interactive and community art in Quadra Villiage, Victoria, B.C.
Participants will receive a map of art installations on display at homes and businesses throughout the neighbourhood, so that they can enjoy the art at their own pace, while respecting the requirement for physical distancing. Over 100 art installations are featured on the inteactive map. Performances from Theatre SKAM, Rollerskate Victoria, Pacific Opera Victoria, and The Rising Circus are taking place in the neighbourhood during the festival.
An audio walking tour created by local historian Vincent Gornall features a selection of installations in Quadra Village. During the festival, community members can share their hopes for the future of Quadra Village by creating and showcasing their own art where they live, sharing a pop-up performance of their own with the community, or by helping create community art installations around the neighbourhood.
Please encourage your friends and neighbours to participate in the festival, and to support the artists by buying their pay-what-you-can tickets at OutThereArtFest.ca.
The festival is brought to you by HQ Collective and the Alter Arts Society.
Now Online, 'Groundwork'
I am excited to be participating in the Slide Room Gallery's first online exhibition. Groundwork is an exhibit of drawings inspired by (and made from) rocks collected at Bryden Bay, Sidney, British Columbia.
For a different perspective on the world beneath our feet, check out my drawings at the Slide Room Gallery (until August 31): https://slideroomgallery1.wordpress.com/
All works are $40 (available for local pickup). All proceeds will go to the Vancouver Island School of Art.
Postcards from the Pandemic
During this time of self-isolation, we were yearning for connection and community. In response to this confinement, the Boxcarsix Artist Collective devised a collaborative postcard project embracing the concept of together/apart. With over 60 local artists from Vancouver Island (including myself), they sent out in the world handfuls of postcards, initiated by one artist, open to response by another artist and then sent onto someone else on their list, until it is felt that the postcard was “complete".
The postcards are on display now at The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective.
What: Postcards from the Pandemic exhibition
Where: The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective, 2516 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC
When: July 23 to August 14, 2020
Brighten up your 'Commute'
Along with five other artists, I have been selected to participate in Commute, the City of Victoria's bus shelter art exhibition. This project provides emerging artists the opportunity to participate in public art and exhibit their work in Victoria. The temporary installation is designed to encourage dialogue and new ways of thinking about neighbourhoods and public spaces, inspire local artists, and cultivate future public artists and audiences.
My drawing, Consolidation, will be displayed near the corner of Johnson and Quadra Streets, from June 1 to September 15, 2020.
You can view the work of the other artists at various locations around the city (see the map below).
Thank you to the City of Victoria for the opportunity to display my work.
For more information about Commute visit www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/culture/public-art/commute-a-bus-shelter-art-exhibition.html
I'm looking forward to this show. Seven artists (including myself) explore diverse interpretations of the theme Forged through drawing, painting, textiles and sculpture by pushing the boundaries of material process to question the ways we perceive various signatures of personal, social and environmental identities. Come and check it out!
Opening - May 17, 2019, 7 to 9 P.M.
Show runs - May 17 to 26, 2019
2516 Bridge Street
Image: Fifty or Older, You May be at Risk, Lisa Jackson, Acrylic on polypropylene, 2019
I'm super excited! It's not long now until my show, Mass Movement, which includes drawings inspired by geological processes.
The show runs from April 5-21, 2019 at Xchanges Gallery (2333 Government Street, Suite 6E, Victoria) with an opening reception from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019. Public viewing hours for the art exhibition are 12-4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. I hope to see you there.
This Tender Earth
I'm honoured to be taking part in This Tender Earth, an exhibition curated by Cornelia van Voorst.
If you have time, stop by St. Philip Church on Saturday, October 27, (between 2 and 4:30 p.m.) and check out the work of some wonderful artists, including: Mary Babineau, Heather Barr, Jane Coombe, Anna Curtin, Joanne Hewko, Kate Scoones, and Trish Shwart.
Image by Trish Shwart
Saturday October 27th
2 - 4:30 p.m.
The Stairwell Gallery
St Philip Anglican Church
2928 Eastdowne Road
Oak Bay, BC
I am excited to be taking part in the Tracing Boundaries show at the Slide Room Gallery, along with artists whose work I really admire. If you have a chance, come and check out the show.
The opening reception is tonight, Friday, March 16. I hope to see you there.
Happy International Women's Day!
To celebrate International Women's Day, I've made trading cards featuring some amazing Canadian women. The trading cards were inspired by the stories of courageous females, as told by Merna Forster in her books 100 Canadian Heroines and 100 More Canadian Heroines.
Below are six PDF files. Each one can be printed on 11”x17” paper on a standard photocopier and then cut into individual trading cards to share with others and celebrate these amazing women. On Sheet 6, there are two blank trading cards where you can draw a picture of a noteworthy woman you know or admire. For a chance to be featured on the freakin' fantastic females Instagram account (@freakinfantasticfemales), take a photo of your drawing, post it to Instagram, tag it #freakinfantasticfemales and tell us why you think that woman is freakin' fantastic!
For more information about Merna Forster and her fabulous books, 100 Canadian Heroines and 100 More Canadian Heroines, visit: http://www.heroines.ca or https://www.dundurn.com
Come and check out some of my latest work at the Landscape Unbound group show at the Slide Room Gallery.