We are super excited to have Anna Heywood Jones and Meagan Innes joining us for garden time and studio explorations this year as our third year of having an Artists in Residence program that informs the direction of our land-based inquiry.
More information coming soon about the workshops, community skill-share sessions and many ways to get involved… but we promise it will be full of colour and fibre!
Meagan Innes is a Squamish woman, an educator and a multidisciplinary artist. Meagan completed her MEd around examining connection to place, kinship and to spéńem (plant) s7eḵw’í7tel (siblings) péńem (plant things). She is waking up her Ancestral skills by exploring reshaping pedagogy to embody traditional ways of knowing and being. She completed the First Nations Language Program at SFU and is a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim speaker. Meagan loves to work with her hands, utilizing traditional materials and objects to create cultural works that are utilized for their intended purposes. Her practice includes weaving with a variety of natural fibres, animal hides, and plant materials as dyes and pigments.
Anna Heywood-Jones is a visual artist and educator based in Vancouver on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səlilwətaɬ Nations. Through her work, Heywood-Jones explores the complex relationship between human and botanical spheres, articulated through textile materials and processes. Additionally, her artistic practice is dedicated to exploring the slow loss of her father and the recent birth of her son. She holds an MFA degree from NSCAD University, a BFA degree from Emily Carr University and a diploma in Fibre Arts from Kootenay School of the Arts.