Art Camps with Youth
Inspired by Christo & Jeanne Claude, I had youth work with ropes and sheets to create a temporary installation.
Over a week, youth participated in group and individual art projects of fine quality. Then they curated their own show and participated in a critique of their work.
After School Art Program
Through a course in my degree, I designed and facilitated an art project for students in grade 4 & 5 at a local elementary school. After several weeks, they completed their projects and we curated an exhibition of their work in the library of the school.
'The K'omoks Estuary Speaks' - A Community Video Project
Stills from the video
In early 2016, I worked with the K'omoks First Nations, Project Watershed and 3 other Emily Carr students to create a short video about the relationship between the K'omoks First Nations and the Comox estuary. Over 4 months, we gathered stills, video, sound recordings, conducted interviews with local experts and the local First Nations band, edited and finally, created the video 'The K'omoks Estuary Speaks'. Find it on Project Watershed's website at https://projectwatershed.ca/2016/08/26/the-komoks-estuary-speaks/
'Encapsulated Stairs' 2016
In early 2017, I continued working with local First Nations, other community members and Emily Carr University on a project about the Comox estuary. I chose to focus on a specific area on the estuary, the Goose Spit.
After spending hours on site (photographing, taking video and sound recordings, and conducting interviews with locals), I was struck by the way in which man has tried to control and pollutes the natural land and yet professes to protect it. Many people use the Goose Spit for enjoyment and recreational purposes without knowing the history behind its creation.
Mural Collaboration with Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
In September 2017, I helped the Coast Capital Savings Credit Union by designing and painting a large mural on the wall in the play area at the Boys & Girls Club in Nanaimo. On one day I painted the under drawing for the mural and then I worked with 10 volunteers to fill it in with colour two days later.