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Panel Discussion on Prairie Invasions: A Lullaby

  • Artist Talk
  • RAG@Home
  • October 3, 2020

    Location: Online

    Above: Panelists (left to right): Emily Neufeld, Amy Norgaard, T'uy't'tanat-Cease Wyss.

    Exhibiting artist Emily Neufeld joins in a discussion with artist and ethnobotanist T’uy’t’tanatCease Wyss, and KPU Farm School Soil Science Instructor Amy Norgaard. Guest panelists will respond to the ideas within Neufeld’s exhibition and share their insights into themes of local land use, how humans impact the environment and how this relationship with a place informs art-making. Discussion moderated by Richmond Art Gallery exhibition curator, Nan Capogna.

    Join in the discussion during this free online webinar.

    About the Panelists:

    Emily Neufeld was born in Alberta, on Treaty 6 and 7 lands, and now lives and works on the unceded territory of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam in North Vancouver. Her practice investigates place, and how humans change and are changed by the surrounding environment, and the layers of memory and psychic history that accumulate in a material world. Neufeld has created and participates in community sharing gardens, and sees land as fundamental to her research process.

    Amy Norgaard, a 2015 graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum is currently completing a MSc in Soil Science in the Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes lab at UBC. The goal of her research is to help organic farms meet their goal of producing food with a reduced environmental impact through enhanced nutrient management. She is a Professional Agrologist and teaches sustainable soil management with the KPU – Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School.

    T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss (Skwxwu7mesh / Sto:Lo / Irish / Metis / Hawaiian / Swiss) is an interdisciplinary artist who works with new media, performance and interdisciplinary arts and is a community engaged and public artist. Her works range over 25 years and have always focused on sustainability, Coast Salish Cultural elements and have included themes of ethnobotany and digital media technology. Cease has recently been focused on connecting to her Polynesian roots through weaving and digital media projects and has been collaborating with more Oceania people.
    Above: Panelists (left to right): Emily Neufeld, Amy Norgaard, T'uy't'tanat-Cease Wyss.
    WATCH: Exhibiting artist Emily Neufeld joins in a discussion moderated by Curator Nan Capogna with guest panelists T'uy't'tanat-Cease Wyss, artist and ethnobotanist, and Amy Norgaard, KPU Farm School Soil Science Instructor. Panelists share their insights into themes of local land use, the importance of soil in our environment, and how this relationship with a place informs art-making.

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