January 28, 2017
2:00 - 4:00

In response to the Childhood exhibition, we are delighted to welcome four accomplished, Vancouver-based artists who will discuss childhood, motherhood and creativity.

Elizabeth MacKenzie
A Vancouver-based artist whose current work in drawing interrogates portraiture as an ambiguous, shifting field of interaction and interpretation. Many, many years ago she studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and then quite awhile after that she received her MFA from the University of Saskatchewan.

Her drawing installations have been shown across Canada including exhibitions at the Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery (Halifax), the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Kingston), the Glenbow Museum (Calgary), the Mackenzie Art Gallery (Regina) and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Her videos have been presented in numerous screenings and exhibitions across Canada, United States and Europe. She maintains an ongoing commitment to collaborative and community-based art practices, critical writing and teaching.

Christine D’Onofrio
Christine D’Onofrio is a visual artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She attended York University in Toronto for her BFA, and completed her MFA at the University of British Columbia. D’Onofrio has held positions at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, University of Toledo, and the University of Windsor. She has exhibited her work extensively across Canada, at galleries such as: Eyelevel Gallery, Modern Fuel Gallery, Charles H Scott Gallery, Republic Gallery, Helen Pitt Gallery, Gallery 44, La Centrale, and WARC Gallery. D’Onofrio has also given artist talks and served on panels in various institutions, including the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the prestigious “Art Now” lectures at the University of Lethbridge. D’Onofrio works in photography, video, digital media, interactive media, printmaking, sculpture, book works, and installation.

Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed
Hannah Jickling (she/her) and Helen Reed (she/they) have been collaborating since 2006. Their projects take shape as public installations, social situations and events that circulate as photographs, videos, printed matter and artists’ multiples. They have facilitated many collaborative research projects with children, most notably Big Rock Candy Mountain (2015–). Jickling and Reed have exhibited and performed both their individual and collaborative works internationally and are recipients of numerous awards including the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Award for Public Art (City of Vancouver) and a 2018 VIVA Award (Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts). They are grateful to live and work on the traditional territories of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, where they teach Foundation studies at Yukon SOVA.