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Artist in Gwaii Haanas exhibition

Artists in Gwaii Haanas | Siobhan Humston, Sheila Karrow, Gregoire Mabit
Haida Gwaii Museum | June 29 -September 15, 2018

This is a three person exhibition conceived by Haida Gwaii Museum and Parks Canada as part of the Artists in Gwaii Haanas Artist in Residence program. Last July, we spent two weeks exploring Gwaii Haanas and making work in response to that incredible adventure back in the museum in Skidegate.

My works in this show were made in various studios over the last year. In the museum I made ninety drawings with graphite paint on photo paper in response to the number of photographs I had taken of islands, then on my return, I suspended them with fishing line on a large elm branch (From the Forest We See Water, From the Ocean We Breathe Land drawing installation).

The Never an Island series of 114 drawings (graphite & watercolour) began in New Zealand and completed at the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology in Oregon where I also made four twin pine needle boats with silver wire constructs (three are shown in this exhibition) titled Other Ways to Find Home. The 36″ square drawings (How to Make an Island #1, 2, 3 & 7) were also created in Oregon during this past autumn and winter, inspired by the Haida creation stories alongside my own thoughts around connection to nature and the term ‘isolation’.

Lastly, the piece in the plexi cabinet, Kunghit Island Finds is an arrangement of 891 pieces of plastic waste from an uninhabited island coastline in south west Gwaii Haanas, collected in under two hours. (read more under the Collection heading, Kunghit Island Finds)

Thank you to Nika Collison (ED & Curator) and to the Museum and Parks Canada staff, and especially to Kathy Pick who graciously used her Air Miles to fly me up for the installation and opening as well as hosted me in her home for both visits! Haawa.






Lecture at Vancouver Art Gallery

dig it totemTuesday, October 8, 7pm
Art Rental & Sales
Showroom Tour & Artist Talk / Siobhán Humston / Art Rentals Showroom
Join visual artist Siobhán Humston, a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant award winner, as she discusses her most recent body of work developed during her time as Artist in Residence at Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, New York and at the Ranger Station Gallery in Harrison, BC..

A graduate of Crawford College of Art & Design in Cork, Ireland, Siobhán Humston has called British Columbia home since 2001. Humston’s work has been exhibited in over sixty solo and group shows throughout North America, Britain, Europe and Australia. She is the recipient of a City of London Arts Bursary, Ontario Arts Council grant, BC Arts Council grant and most recently a Pollock Krasner Foundation fellowship in conjunction with the Byrdcliffe Guild Residency Program in New York.

In addition to her Visual Art practice, Siobhán Humston is a classically trained musician who has worked to promote both the visual and performing arts through teaching, writing, and hosting readings events and performances.

Humston’s current body of work Exploring Totem (2013) represents ideas of growth and decay through the displacement and reverence of nature. This series was greatly influence by her recent tenure as the Kent Harrison Art Council’s artist in residence at the Ranger Station Art Gallery.

Free to attend but space is limited. Advance registration only.
To register: 604-662-4746 or email manager@artrentalandsales.com.