Jurors selected for upcoming regional art exhibit chosen

Jurors will be giving artist talks on Saturday April 6th

The jurors have been named - and they will be presenting as part of the PLRAC’s Regional Juried Art Exhibit next month in Fort St. John. Genevieve Robertson and Asinnajaq have been named and they will be speakin on April 6 as well. 

Genevieve Robertson is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in environmental studies. She holds an MFA from Emily Carr University (2016) and a BFA from NSCAD University (2009), and presently serves as the Executive Director at Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson, British Columbia. Through working with various collaborators and artist-run organizations, Genevieve has organized and curated several exhibitions and symposia, most recently Wayfinding: Identity and the Kootenays, a Juried Emerging Artists Exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre (2018); and River Arts: Reimagining the Columbia Across Bordersa Symposium at Selkirk College (2018). She has exhibited her work in group and solo exhibitions internationally, in venues including the Libby Leshgold Gallery (Vancouver), the Pensacola Museum (USA), the Touchstones Museum (Nelson), Roll-Up Gallery (Portland), Or Gallery, Vancouver), the Nanaimo Art Gallery, the New Gallery (Calgary), the Walter Philips Gallery (Banff), and Access Gallery (Vancouver).Genevieve’s Artist Talk: source to sea: landscape, material and process 1-2 pm

Genevieve’s artist talk will give participants an inside view of how to take a creative idea and develop it into a successful art project. This presentation will explore the development of her artistic practice over the last four years, starting with a project on the Athabasca River and culminating with an upcoming project that links the Athabasca, Peace, Fraser, and Columbia Rivers through their shared source along the glaciated Great Divide. 

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Asinnajaq is an Inuit visual artist, filmmaker and writer based in Montreal. Asinnajaq’s practice is grounded in research and collaboration, which includes working with other artists, friends and family. In 2016 she worked with the National Film Board of Canada’s archive to source historical and contemporary Inuit films and colonial representations of Inuit in film. The footage she pulled is included in her short film Three Thousand. The film was nominated for Best Short Documentary at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. She was recently selected as one of the curators for the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Asinnajaq’s Artist Talk: Centring personal values in the artistic practice 2-3 pm

Process is equally important to results. Let’s talk about how we can centre personal values in the process of creation and in the final results of a piece. Artwork that is built around values has a bigger and longer impact on its viewers, making work that has heart. Being vulnerable as an artist can be scary, but it isn’t all in huge confessions; truth is also found in the small details of the work

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