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Professional Art Activities:

 

Community-Engaged Art:

October 2015-December 2016 | Artist in Resident, The Magic Trout Imaginarium at Trout Lake Community Centre, on behalf of the Vancouver Parks Board.

September, 2015 | Spinning Demonstration, Music in the Park

June, 2015 | Spinning Demonstration, the Gathering Festival

June, 2015 | Spinning Demonstration, Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

January, 2012    |   Felting workshop, Science World

May, 2012  | Yarn Bombing, Vancouver Maker Foundation

July, 2012   |   Botanical Illustration Workshop, Means of Production Garden

June, 2011  |  Yarn Bombing, Vancouver Maker Foundation

June, 2011  |   Natural Dye Workshop, Means of Production Garden

 

Exhibitions:

November, 2015 | BENT: A Showcase of Circuit Bending at VIVO Media Arts Centre (Producer, Curator)

July, 2015  | EXPERIMENTAL FUTURES at VIVO Media Arts Centre (Producer, Curator)

August, 2014  |  Altar Egos, Gropps Gallery (Artist)

September, 2014  |  Tree of Life: Spiritual Ecologies and New Cosmologies Convergence (Artist). Collaboration with Rebecca Graham)

March, 2012 |  “Meet your Makers” at Museum of Vancouver (Curator)

November, 2011 |  Eastside Culture Crawl (Artist)

 

Writing:

2014 | Contributor, “Hello World, Blinky Light Arduino Patch”, Strange Material (Leanne Prain)

January 2012-2015  |  MAKE & CRAFT Magazine  

July 2011-2012  |  SCOUT Magazine 

July 2012  |  Vancouver Film School’s Oomph – Guest Writer 

2011  |  Apartment Therapy

 

Speaking Engagements:

2016 | ITA Youth DayWhy Making Matters: What Schools can learn from Maker Culture

2015 | Curiosity ColliderLearning through Textiles

2015 | Cycle HackLearning by Doing

2014 | Vancouver Fibreshed Meet-up, Why Local Fibre Matters

2014 | SiggraphWhy Makers Matter: Building Connected and Vibrant Communities

2014 | Vancouver Mini Maker FaireMaker Foundation: How we Got here and Where We’re Going

2012 | PechaKucha, On Building Community with Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

2012 | Denim and Steel, Makers, Maker Spaces, and the Maker Movement.

 

Education:

2016-2018  | Masters of Design, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

2003-2007  |  Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) and Psychology, University of Western Ontario

2008  | Diploma in Digital Design, Vancouver Film School

 

Grants Awarded:

2016 | Britich Columbia Arts Council Youth Engagement Program on behalf of VIVO Media Arts Centre

2015 | Vancouver Park Board – Artists in Communities Program    in partnership with the Tiny Community Centre and Francoise Thibault

2015 | TELUS Community Board – Youth Engagement on behalf of VIVO Media Arts Centre

2014 | British Columbia Arts Council Youth Engagement Pilot Program on behalf of VIVO Media Arts Centre

2011-2013 | City of Vancouver Community and Neighbourhood Arts and Development Grant for Vancouver Maker Foundation

 

Related Work/Affiliations:

2016 – Current | Research Assistant, Emily Carr University of Art & Design

2016-Current | Instructor- Fashion & Sustainability,  VCAD

2013-2016 | Education Director, VIVO Media Arts Centre.

2014  | Founder, Vancouver Fibreshed Community

2013-2015| Instructor, Design and Production of Technical Publications, SFU.

2012-2014 | Founder/Creative Director, Vancouver Maker Foundation.

2011 | Founder, Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

See LinkedIn Profile for more info

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