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Shawn Hunt

Aboriginal Gathering Place Speaker Series

We are very pleased to present artist Shawn Hunt!
Aboriginal Gathering Place Speaker Series
Join us at the AGP on Friday March 10, 11:30-1pm.

Shawn Hunt was born in Vancouver Canada in 1975. He is an artist of Heiltsuk, French and Scottish ancestry. Shawn has a diploma in studio art from Capilano College as well as a BFA from the University of British Columbia where he majored in sculpture and drawing.

His father is Bradley Hunt, a prominent Heiltsuk artist with whom Shawn apprenticed for 5 yrs, learning wood and jewelry carving as well as traditional design. Shawn apprenticed with Coast Salish painter Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun from 2012 to 2015.
His most recent exhibition Line as Language was at Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver and he has exhibited nationally and internationally.

http://www.shawnhunt.net/

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Kim Stewart

Aboriginal Gathering Place Speaker Series

Living Labs and the Aboriginal Gathering Place are pleased to welcome artist-in-residence Kim Stewart to Emily Carr in February as a part of our ongoing series Along a North-South Axis, presented in partnership with Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George, BC.

Join us at the AGP on Wednesday February 22, 11:30-12:30pm.
Future Self: The Creative Transformation of a Pop Culture Indian
Open studios daily – February 21 – 25, 2017

Kim Stewart has been working in the field of visual arts for more than 20 years. Born in the Athabasca, AB area, she is a descendant of a Canadian Métis Fur Trade family with Scottish, French, European and Cree ancestry. Kim is interested in exploring cultural adaptation and singular v.s. group identity through her studio practice. She often combines traditional aboriginal art forms, historical documents, photos and contemporary art disciplines in her work to help illuminate and reconstruct stories, opinions, and values from her past. Kim has earned diplomas in Fine Art, Graphic Design and Illustration and holds a Masters Degree from SFU in Art Education. Along with her artistic practice, Kim teaches visual arts at a College in Prince George, BC.

Along a North South Axis is a series of talks in Vancouver and Prince George co-presented by Two Rivers Gallery and Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

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Top Image: Holiday – woven blanket wall hanging

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Heather Igloliorte

Aboriginal Gathering Place Speaker Series

We are very pleased to present  Heather Igloliorte!
Aboriginal Gathering Place Speaker Series
Join us at the AGP on Friday February 24, 11:30-1pm.

Heather Igloliorte (Inuit, Nunatsiavut Territory of Labrador) is an Assistant Professor of Aboriginal art history at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

Heather’s teaching and research interests center on Inuit and other Native North American visual and material culture, circumpolar art studies, performance and media art, the global exhibition of Indigenous arts and culture, and issues of colonization, sovereignty, resistance and resilience. Some of her recent publications related to this work include chapters and catalogue essays in Manifestations: New Native Art Criticism (2012); Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 (2012); Curating Difficult Knowledge (2011); Native American Art At Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art (2011); Inuit Modern (2010); Response, Responsibility, and Renewal: Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Journey (2009); and Negotiations in a Vacant Lot: Studying the Visual in Canada (forthcoming, 2014). She is also an active independent curator. One of her current projects is the reinstallation of the permanent collection of Inuit art at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec. Other recent curatorial projects include aboDIGITAL: The Art of Jordan Bennett (2012), Decolonize Me (Ottawa Art Gallery, 2011 – 2015), and “we were so far away”: The Inuit Experience of Residential Schools (Legacy of Hope Foundation, 2009 – ongoing).  Igloliorte served as an Executive Member of the Board of Directors for the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (2005 – 2011) and as the President of Gallery 101 (Ottawa, 2009 – 2011); she currently serves on the Board of Directors for North America’s largest Indigenous art historical association, the Native North American Art Studies Association, and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Otsego Institute for Native American Art History at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York. She also serves on the Indigenous Advisory Council of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (opening 2014) and regularly contributes to other Aboriginal arts and cultural organizations.

Igloliorte completed her phd in Cultural Mediations at Carleton University’s Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC); her dissertation contributes the first art history of the Nunatsiavummiut, focusing on over 400 years of post-contact production, Nunatsiavummi Sananguagusigisimajangit / Nunatsiavut Art History:  Continuity, Resilience, and Transformation in Inuit Art (2013). She is currently working with the Nunatsiavut Territory to bring the arts and culture of the Nunatsiavummiut (Labrador Inuit) to light through several ongoing and multiplatform collaborative community-based projects. One of these is projects, the creation of a large scale touring exhibition of Nunatsiavut contemporary art, is being coordinated through the SSHRC Partnership Grant Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage: a multi-media / multi-platform re-engagement of voice in visual art and performance (2013 – 2017).

Please note: Heather will be also give a presentation in the Lecture Hall, room 301 SB, on February 23 at 7pm.

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Dana Claxton Postponed

Please note that this talk has been postponed until further notice.

Aboriginal Gathering Place Speaker Series

We are very pleased to present artist Dana Claxton!
Aboriginal Gathering Place Speaker Series
Join us at the AGP on —, 2-4pm.

Born of Lakota Sioux descent, Dana Claxton investigates the ongoing impact of colonialism on Aboriginal cultures in North America, primarily through film, video and photography. Her practice investigates beauty, the body, the socio-political and the spiritual. She has exhibited widely, including at the the Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center and the Sundance Film Festival. Her work is in major collections including those of the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Canada Council Art Bank, and she has received numerous awards including the VIVA Award from the Doris and Jack Shadbolt Foundation and the Eiteljorg Fellowship from the Eiteljorg Museum. Dana Claxton currently teaches in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia.

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Amanda Strong

Aboriginal Gathering Place Speaker Series

We are very pleased to present filmmaker Amanda Strong
Aboriginal Gathering Place Speaker Series
Join us at the AGP on November 16, 2-4pm.

Amanda Strong is a Michif filmmaker, media artist and stop motion director currently based out of unceded Coast Salish territory. She is the owner and director of Spotted Fawn Productions, an animation and media-based studio creating short films, commercial projects and workshops. A labour of love, Amanda’s productions collaborate with a diverse and talented group of artists putting emphasis on support and training women and Indigenous artists.

Amanda’s work explores ideas of blood memory and Indigenous ideology. Her background in photography, illustration and media extend into her award-winning stop motion animations. Her films Indigo and Mia’ challenge conventional structures of storytelling in cinema and have screened internationally, most notably at Cannes, TIFF, VIFF, and Ottawa International Animation Festival. Amanda is currently working on her latest short animation Four Faces of the Moon for CBC Short Docs. The story is told in four chapters, exploring the reclamation of language and Nationhood, while peeling back the layers of Canada’s colonial history, revealing Canada’s extermination agenda on the buffalo.
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http://spottedfawnproductions.com/index.html

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Maria Hupfield

Aboriginal Gathering Place Speaker Series

We are very pleased to present artist Maria Hupfield!
Join us at the AGP on October 28, 10:30-12:30pm.

Maria Hupfield (born in Parry Sound, Ontario Canada) is a member of Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario, and currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Recently selected as a featured international artist for SITE Santa Fe 2016 and the Distinguished Visiting Artist Program, University of British Columbia, she received recognition in the USA from the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation for her hand-sewn industrial felt sculptures.

Hupfield was awarded a long term Canada Council for The Arts Grant to make work in New York. Her nine-foot birchbark canoe made of industrial felt assembled and performed in Venice, Italy for the premiere of Jiimaan, coinciding with the Venice Biennale 2015. Hupfield is an advocate of native community arts and activism; Founder of 7th Generation Image Makers, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, a native youth arts and mural outreach program in downtown Toronto.

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Edgar Heap of Birds

Aboriginal Gathering Place Speaker Series

We are very pleased to present artist Edgar Heap of Birds!
Join us at the AGP on September 23, 4-6pm.

His artworks include multi-disciplinary forms of public art messages, large scale drawings, Neuf Series acrylic paintings, prints and monumental porcelain enamel on steel outdoor sculpture.

Heap of Birds received his Master of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1979), his Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas (1976) and has undertaken graduate studies at The Royal College of Art, London, England.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and he has served as a visiting lecturer and professor at several institutions. He currently teaches Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma where he has been since 1988.

His artistic creations and efforts as an advocate for indigenous communities worldwide are focused first upon social justice and then the personal freedom to live within the tribal circle as an expressive individual.

WEBSITE:HEAPOFBIRDS.OU.EDU

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Lisa Jackson

Aboriginal Gathering Place Speaker Series

We are very pleased to present filmmaker Lisa Jackson!
Join us at the AGP on September 22, 2-4pm.

With a background in documentary, including acclaimed short SUCKERFISH and the CTV “W5 Presents” 1-hour RESERVATION SOLDIERS, award-winning filmmaker Lisa Jackson expanded into fiction with SAVAGE, which won a 2010 Genie award for Best Short Film. Playback Magazine named her one of 10 to Watch in 2012 and her work has played at festivals internationally, broadcast on CBC, CTV, Bravo!, Knowledge, SCN, and APTN, and is used extensively in educational and community settings. In 2011, she made the 35mm fiction short PARKDALE, as part of the Canadian Film Centre’s Directors’ Lab, and Pow.Wow.Wow, a steampunk outerspace fancy dance music video for Cree cellist Cris Derksen.

In 2013 Lisa completed four films, including HOW A PEOPLE LIVE, a 1-hour documentary on the 1964 forced relocation of BC’s Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw people and a short performance-based film SNARE, the short(er) version of which premiered at imagineNATIVE in 2012. Current projects span documentary and fiction, and include her first feature script MUSH HOLE.

Lisa’s films have garnered numerous awards and in 2004, she won the inaugural imagineNATIVE Alliance-Atlantis Mentorship Award, in 2005 the Vancouver Arts Award for Emerging Media Artist, and in 2012 the ReelWorld Festival named her a Trailblazer. She is Anishinaabe, has a BFA in Film Production from Simon Fraser University, and is a popular speaker and workshop leader.

http://lisajackson.ca/Savage

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Speaker Series

Over the years Emily Carr University has hosted many guest talks by Aboriginal Artists and we are now working on making them available to the public. Enjoy and stay tuned for more updates!

Adrian Stimson, Speaker Series, March 2, 2011 from Emily Carr University on Vimeo.

Adrian Stimson is a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation in southern Alberta. He is an interdisciplinary artist with a BFA with distinction from the Alberta College of Art & Design and MFA from the University of Saskatchewan.

As an interdisciplinary artist, Adrian’s work includes paintings called Tarred & Feathered Bison utilizing tar and feathers as a contemporary material, which speaks to ideas of punishment and identity and Bison Heart a black graphite and white oil paint series of Bison in the winter time. His installation work utilizes residential school fragments as a post-colonial investigation. He has created “Buffalo Boy,” a character parody of Buffalo Bill. “Buffalo Boy’s Wild West Peep Show”, “Buffalo Boy’s Getting it from 4 directions” and “Buffalo Boy’s Battle of Little Big Horny” are performances that re-signify colonial history. Recent exhibits and performances include Brave Seduction, Gallery 101, Ottawa, Beyond Redemption, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Photo Quai, Musee du quai branly, Paris, Unmasking at the Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, “Belle Sauvage & Buffalo Boy: Putting the Wild back into the West”, Plug In Institute, Winnipeg. Adrian recently completed the Canadian Forces Artist Program in Afghanistan, an exhibition of this work is scheduled for June 2011 at Neutral Ground in Regina.

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