COLLIDER RESIDENCY CONTEMPORARY CALGARY June 2019 – January 2020
Girls On Ice Canada, Inspiring Girls Epeditions, Artist in Residence, 2018
Girls on Ice Canada is a unique Canadian mountain experience that is packed full of dynamic glaciers, hardy alpine ecosystems, and beautiful landscapes. Accompanied by certified mountain guides, professional scientists, and artists, a team of ten girls explores the Illecillewaet and Asulkan glaciers in Glacier National Park in British Columbia. These glaciers provide a perfect environment for developing scientific observational skills, understanding relationships between organisms and their surroundings, reflecting on our own interactions with the mountains through art, building self-confidence in difficult terrain, and gaining life-long friendships.” Girls On Ice Canada
As artist in residency, I offered instruction in drawing, photography and supporting participants to celebrate their own creative pursuits and expression. I assisted participants in a creekside observational drawing exercise in partnership with Parks Canada Ecologists teaching these young women arts and science based observation and documentation skills (drawing, photography and water sampling) in Glacier National Park as part of the Inspiring Girls Expeditions Canada – Girls on Ice 2018 program, for young women.