Artist Salon with Hazel Meyer

  • Adults
  • Artist Salon
  • Saturday, June 22, 2024

    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Above: Hazel Meyer. Photo by Cait McKinney.

    Join us in-person for this free artist talk and hands-on art-making social.

    Exhibiting artist Hazel Meyer will talk about her working process with installation, performance, and text to investigate how stories from life, history, and politics come together to take shape as a new artwork. The talk will be interspersed with moments of making small sculptural works, reading out loud, and being together in the embrace of the installation, The Marble in the Basement.

    Limited to 25 participants.
    Registration required

    Suitable for artists of all skill levels, ages 16+.
    All materials provided.

    About the Artist:

    Hazel Meyer is an artist who works with installation, performance, and text to investigate the relationships between sexuality, feminism, and material culture. Her work recovers the queer aesthetics, politics, and bodies often effaced within histories of infrastructure, athletics, and illness. Drawing on archival research, she designs immersive installations that bring various troublemakers—lesbians-feminists, incontinent-queers, gender-outlaws—into a performative space that centres desire, queerness, and sweat. 

    Recent activations of her work have taken place at Copenhagen Contemporary (DE) 2021, Dunlop Art Gallery (CA) 2020, La Ferme du Buisson (FR) 2019, Glasgow International Art Biennial (SCT) 2018, Art Gallery of Windsor (CA) 2019, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) (QC) 2019, Progress Festival (CA) 2020, and at the Porn Film Festival Berlin (DE) 2019. In 2023 Hazel was the recipient of the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation VIVA Award, along with Vancouver-based artist Laiwan. 

    Hazel often works collaboratively with her partner, media scholar Cait McKinney. Together they explore their shared attachments to queer histories and their accessibility through research, writing, video, and archival interventions. Their performance-lecture The Digital Afterlives of Queer Porn Archives was presented at the 2018 Glasgow International Art Biennial (SCT) and their most first video Slumberparty 2018 had its premiere at the BFI’s London International Film Festival (UK). Their next video, They, Olympia, about the 1990 Vancouver Gay Games begins production in 2024.

    Hazel obtained her MFA at OCAD University, Toronto (2010), her BFA at Concordia University, Montréal (2002), and presently lives in Vancouver, on the stolen and unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


    The Artist Salon is an opportunity for emerging and established visual artists to learn from arts professionals and discuss opportunities in the arts community. Each month presents a different guest presenter for inspirational talks and professional development advice for visual artists.

    Past online sessions from 2020 onwards were recorded and may be viewed online at the RAG@Home Artist Salon videos.


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