Artist Forum - Day One
We are hosting a two-day Artist Forum that will stimulate discourse on transmission of knowledge.
Thursday, September 8th
10:0AM - 3:00PM

Speaker

Robin Rorick & Isabel Rorick, Phil Gray & Ernest Swanson, Rick Harry & James Harry, and Joe Martin & Gordon Dick.

Host

Carving on the Edge Festival

Price

Free

Aout this event

10-10:30am

Artist Welcome & Territory Acknowledgement with Levi Martin, Tla-o-qui-aht Beachkeeper

Coffee & Snacks

10:30-11:30am

Robin Rorick & Isabel Rorick, Haida Carver and Weaver

Robin introduces the theme of the festival, Taking Care of Our Roots – mułmunčʔałuk and what the title means to him. Robin and Isabel, speak about the connection between carving and weaving. And working together as mother and son to create artworks.

11:30-12:30pm

Featured Artist Talks (Part 1) Phil Gray + Ernest Swanson

Artists introduce themselves, their carving style and touch base on professional or personal relationships that have had a significant impact on their artistic practice. 

Phil Gray (Tsimshian and Mikisew Cree), and Ernest Swanson (Haida) speak about their partnerships, mentee and mentor opportunities.

12:30pm-2pm

Shared Lunch + Festival Overview
1) Christine & Ivy provide detailed information about the festival for participating artists.

2) Eli Enns shares the history and future of the Naa’Waya’Sum Coastal Indigenious Gardens.

2pm-3pm

Featured Artist Talks (Part 2) Rick (Xwa'lack'tun) Harry & James Harry

Rick Harry and his son James Harry (Squamish Nation and Kwakwakw'wakw) will have a conversation about the passing on of knowledge from father to son. And Rick Harry will also speak about the mentorship House Post project at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

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Speaker

Robin Rorick & Isabel Rorick, Phil Gray & Ernest Swanson, Rick Harry & James Harry, and Joe Martin & Gordon Dick.

Guest Artist Speakers will include Robin Rorick & Isabel Rorick, Phil Gray & Ernest Swanson, Rick Harry & James Harry, and Joe Martin & Gordon Dick.

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Location

Naa'Waya'Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens (formerly Tofino Botanical Gardens)

Time

10:0AM - 3:00PM

Price

Free

Organizer

Carving on the Edge Festival

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