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Summer 2018 News

Summer is here! Usually I take a bit of downtime during this time of year to soak up the sun, warmth, and enjoy the water, but 2018 is bringing lots of opportunities – I’m excited to let you in on all that is happening.

Recently I’ve found a new love – SUPing! Super excited to be out on the water exploring in a new way. I’m taking on lakes, Howe Sound, and hopefully soon, some rivers – looking forward to longer adventures and possibly a camping trip at some point. New life goals! Let me know if you’re up for a mission as it’s always better with a friend. I’m sure this will fuel some inspiration for new works – I often get the best thinking in on a board.

And on to the news…

JackPine Press Narratives of the Lost Chapbook Launch

Poet, Bren Simmers and I are celebrating another highlight for Narratives of the Lost this weekend with the launch of a limited edition chapbook with JackPine Press. These are handbound, beautiful books!

Narratives of the Lost features poetry, photography, and drawings that respond to lost objects found around Squamish, B.C.

If you are in Victoria join us on Sunday, July 15 at 7pm at the Copper Owl (1900 Douglas St.) to celebrate. We’ll announce how you can purchase one of the 75 limited edition chapbooks soon. Watch on facebook or instagram. (Is anyone still on Twitter?)

Event details:

Upcoming Exhibition: Loss and Lucidity

Bren and I are also excited to announce that a few pieces from Narratives of the Lostwill be featured in this August exhibition:

‘Loss & Lucidity’ (The Lost & Found)

Curated by Diana Ali (UK)

4th-18th August, 2018

Opening reception Saturday 4th August 7pm-10pm

(Street Level)
205 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701, US

Curator and Visual Artist, Diana Ali in collaboration with Santa Ana College Art Gallery and Director, Phil Marquez, is pleased to present the exhibition ‘Loss & Lucidity’ an exhibition of contemporary artwork investigating the misplaced, the missed and the mended.

The exhibition explores what it is to lose something, someone, some direction and some sense of self. But is it so bad to be a flaneur, flaneuse, in wanderlust, in terra incognita, a nomad, a shaman, a drifter?

A fantastic array of international artists come together in one space to find lucidity in that loss. Through various retrieval methodologies the artists explore navigational strategies, emotional celibacy, memories, reinvention, survival skills and escapism. Work exhibited include film, animation, photography, installations, drawings, paintings and sculpture to keep hold of old ties, retrace steps and to experience the joy of retrieval.

The exhibition asks the audience how we find clarity and closure when the subject has ceased. It allows the artists to answer how the unforeseen is evitable not calculated or measured because ultimately our possessions may have disappeared but we are still here.

For a full list of all the artist’s details please visit:

Curator: Diana Ali:

Hope you can make it if you’re in southern California this August. More details here:

New Narratives of the Lost Limited Edition Prints

One more piece of news for Narratives of the Lost: In conjunction with the Loss and Lucidityexhibition we decided to make a few more limited edition artist prints from the project. Each print is  28 x 43 cm (11x 17”) on archival Canson Arches Aquarelle 240gsm (they are gorgeous!). We’re selling them for $65 + tax and shipping. Please send me an email if you’d like to order one (or a few!). I’ll post them for sale on my site and on etsy soon.

Upcoming Exhibition: Third Shift Festival

Festival of Contemporary Artworks
Saint John, New Brunswick

August 15 – 17, 2018

THIRD SHIFT is a festival of public contemporary artworks presented by Third Space, a not-for-profit artist-run centre in Saint John, New Brunswick. Established in 2015, THIRD SHIFT aims to offer citizens a unique opportunity to engage with contemporary art and re-imagine their city. THIRD SHIFT holds space for new experiences and communal exchange through the exhibition of temporary installations, interventions, performances and projections in the heart of Uptown Saint John. All activities are free of charge and open to the public.

Event info:

I’m excited to announce that I will be presenting porcelain and touch-media installation, Surface Rupture to Third Shift. Really excited to see people interact with this installation about the memory of touch.

Memories captured in our flesh are often recalled vividly, relaying both a narrative experience and a felt sensation. Surface Rupture explores the skin’s surface and how touch can penetrate, shift, break, expand and ripple our emotional and physical senses. Produced with the support of the British Columbia Arts Council.

Artist Talk at Thompson Rivers University

In April I was fortunate to exhibit Hallowed Winds at Arnica, an artist-run centre in Kamloops. While I was there I was graced to give a talk on my work to the students at Thompson Rivers University. It’s such a privilege to share my practice and I was thrilled to receive so many deep and informed questions. Thanks TRU! Here’s a video of my talk:

That’s all! Enjoy the warm summer sunshine!  Hope to see you soon 🙂

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