Interview with Faye HeavyShield: A Conversation on Indigenous Youth and the Power of Art 


Canadian Art recently featured an interview between Faye HeavyShield, and Ociciwan about the Shawls Project last year, involving Moving the Mountain youth artists.

Click here to read the online article and visit our project page: The Shawls Project to read about the exhibition. 

 

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS


For Danger’s upcoming photographic exhibition, Big’ Uns, she is seeking participants who are trans, non-binary, or femme identified persons for the project. This project is suited for individuals who are comfortable with nudity as the models will wear an animal antler over the pubic area similar to a strap-on. Participants will be covered in baby oil and photographed in high fashion lighting. 

Danger is looking to present these photographs as an act of reclaiming power over our sexualities and representation. The antlers, and the tension that they cause, allude to the many factors that folks must contend with in order to have healthy relationships, positive self-image, and, of course, sexual relationships. 

At this time there is no financial compensation for being photographed, we are looking for volunteer participants. Participants maintain all rights over their presentation. The images produced will not be shown in galleries or published without the participant’s consent. If at any time the participant wishes to withdraw consent and no longer participate or have their images included in the exhibition, they can request this and Danger will pull them from the exhibition. An individual’s agency and trust is worth more than anything. The images produced for this photographic project will never be published online. 

The shoot will take place at Latitude 53 in Edmonton and participants will need to be available between April 6th – 9th, 2017. Once participation has been confirmed, a date and time will be arranged within the aforementioned dates.  If you are interested in modelling, please contact Dayna Danger at dayna@daynadanger.com

 

Sky Goodden

Arts Writing Workshop for Indigenous Artists/Art Writers with Sky Goodden:

Meet other Indigenous arts writers and ignite your art writing practice! 

Date: Thursday, September 15th, 2016
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Participants: 12-15 participants
Registration: Free! Email amanda@tixonthesquare.ca to register OR click here.
Location: Edmonton Arts Council, Prince of Wales Armoury 10440 108 Ave NW, Edmonton Room: Lestock Lounge, follow signage

This workshop is directed at Indigenous artists and cultural workers (including gallerists, curators, critics and students) at all writing levels who want to ignite or strengthen their writing skills in writing about their work, the work of others and/or arts writing in general. In a group setting, participants will work together to remove anxiety from the art-writing process through discussion and the presentation of hands-on tips and exercises. Participants are encouraged to provide examples of their writing at the workshop in order to gain practical experience in crafting well-written texts. Instructor Sky Goodden will highlight both ineffective and exemplary artist statements and art writing, and provide a wealth of information outlining the elements, goals, and methods used to achieve sincerity, clarity, and a unique voice. Please bring one sample of your writing and all participants will receive a sample text to read in advance of the workshop. 

About Sky Goodden:
Sky Goodden is the founding editor of Momus, an international online art publication that promotes art writing and journalism, and stresses a return to art criticism. Momus has been critically recognized, and widely read and shared, receiving citations from peer publications including Frieze, e-flux, The New Inquiry, artnet News, LA Times, and Art F City. In its first twenty months, it has produced an audience of over 500,000 readers, globally. Before this, Goodden was the founding editor of BLOUIN ARTINFO Canada from 2011-2014. She regularly writes for Modern Painters, Art + Auction, Canadian Art, The National Post, Art21, artnet News, and C Magazine. She was the 2010 Editorial Resident at Canadian Art, and holds an MFA in Criticism & Curatorial Practice from OCAD University. 

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Project 3 Catalogue
A Parallel Excavation:

This catalogue explores the exhibition A Parallel Excavation: Duane Linklater & Tanya Lukin Linklater at the Art Gallery of Alberta from April 30, 2016 until September 18, 2016. Featuring texts by artists Duane Linklater and Tanya Lukin Linklater, an introduction from the Art Gallery of Alberta, and a curatorial essay by Ociciwan. Plains Cree translation in the catalogue is provided by Dorothy Thunder and Roxanne Tootoosis. 

Copies are available at the Art Gallery of Alberta or contact us at info@ociciwan.ca


Project 1 Catalogue: Walter Scott

Featuring images from the exhibition and a curatorial essay by Ociciwan this digital catalogue investigates Walter Scott's exhibition, Scene Report, With Wendy, that was apart of Nuit Blanche Edmonton on September 26, 2015. 

Click here to view the catalogue.

For more information about the exhibition email us at info@ociciwan.ca or visit visit wendycore.tumblr.com to see more of Scott's work.