Collage Party: Clocking in for Unpaid Labour

  • Adults
  • Art Making Activity
  • Saturday, March 2, 2024

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Above: Select works from Clocking in for Unpaid Labour project, 2023, Coordinated by Jennie Johnston and Shamina Senaratne


    Join our latest Collage Party – an ongoing series of art-making socials for adults. Collage Party is suitable for all artistic skill levels, and is a great way to socialize with friends and make some art using simple techniques and found materials!

    Learn more about Clocking in For Unpaid Labour with guest artists Jennie Johnston and Shamina Senaratne, and create a work to be included in this participatory art project. Using a traditional time-card as the base of an artwork, participants are welcome to draw, write and collage an original work of art on the theme of labour. 

    Time cards record the hourly work done by workers in paid institutions. In many ways they are obsolete today, but we invite you to ponder the work that you do without getting paid. Whether the work you do without pay is emotional labour, housework, caregiving, or unpaid aspects of freelance work, we invite you to make a time card.

    Jennie and Shamina hope to exhibit the collection of works in late spring or summer 2024, and all Collage Party participants are invited to submit their works made during this workshop for the exhibition.

    All materials provided, open to ages 16+ of all artistic skill levels.

    Registration is required due to limited spaces.
    If the Eventbrite registration is full, please email to reserve your spot.

    Limited capacity, participants are encouraged to arrive at the start of the session to ensure their spot.


    About the Guest Artists:
    Jennie Johnston 
    grew up in rural Quebec and has a Fine Arts Degree from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. On the journey to find her artistic voice she began combining traditional craft techniques like embroidery and quilting with painting and fabric design. Her work has been displayed in solo exhibits in Burnaby and Port Coquitlam, and group exhibits across Canada, the U.S and Italy. She also contributes to social activist art projects from all over the world including Australia and Mexico. She makes videos about her art process and her love of books on her YouTube channel and lives with her husband and two sons on the unceded Traditional Coast Salish Lands of the Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Nations.

    Shamina Senaratne has studied a range of textile and mixed media arts, and her BA in Communications and Public History from Simon Fraser University informs her art practice. Her interests include how we make meaning, exploring narrative and story making, beauty, colour, surface design, stitching and mending. Shamina’s text-based music and performances have been performed at Sonic Boom, Women in View Festival and the Kiss Project. Her fiction and poetry have been anthologized and shared at Asian Heritage Month and various festival and community events in Vancouver, Seattle and Toronto. Her visual art and installation work have been exhibited in a solo show at FibreWorks Gallery, a two person show at Evergreen Cultural Centre, and curated and juried shows in BC, across Canada, in the US and Portugal.

    Above: Select works from Clocking in for Unpaid Labour project, 2023, Coordinated by Jennie Johnston and Shamina Senaratne


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