I took a digital storytelling workshop and I wanted to share this text piece I made during the workshop. I made this as a response to the overdose deaths that are happening in my neighbourhood and in neighbourhoods all over Canada and beyond. Let’s work together to the fentanyl crisis.
My work, “Hope Chest” will be part Seasons and Directions as part of a collection on display at Massey College, Toronto, ON May-August 2017 / Monday to Friday 10am-5pm
The Travel Exhibition is an artist book Collection with the themes of Seasons and Directions. In 2014, the project was initiated by book artist Manuela Büchting who asked Canadian and European artists to participate at the book arts project. The artist collection is continously growing and travelling. For more information, visit: Deer Press.
Gave and Took Ink Press will have new books by Leannej and My Name Is Scot in Print Ready 2017. Join us for the opening!
*** Over 30 publications plus: paintings, prints, sculpture, and digital media installation ***
Opening Night: Saturday March 25th, 7pm – late
Viewing: Sunday March 26th, 12pm – 5pm
Dynamo Arts Association
30 EAST 6TH AVE VANCOUVER, BC
Print Ready 2017 includes recent publications by Marc Bell & Owen Plummer, Stephane Bernard, Kyle Buds, Cabin Collective, Sarah Ellis Clark, Jo Cook, Zandi Dandizette, William Dereume, Ben Duncan, Carli Erin Boisjolie, Gave and Took Press (leannej and My Name Is Scot), Jaz Halloran, Kristen Hatfield, Cassandra Hasanov, Neoglythic Media, Miriam Levine, Sarah Lowenbot, Juli Majer, Tylor MacMillan, Caitlin McDonagh, Drew Miller, Cole Pauls, Perro Verlag, Laura Perry, Phaedra Harder & Stephanie McDonnell, Sonya Ratkay, Sylvie Ringer, Sandra Sanchez, Joel Skavdahl, Sarah Sinner, Melanie Thibodeau, Erica Wilk, & Zine Club.
Neoglyphic Media (Bellingham Washington) will present their brand new issue of Emergence: Cover by Drew Miller, with additional contributions by Theo Ellsworth, Danielle, Nou, Ben Duncan, Joel Skavdahl, Wyatt Hersey, Ben Nadler, and Vinnie Neuberg.
Zine Club will present an installation featuring a curated selection of international digital and print artists from its collective.
Print Ready was started in order to promote the work of artists experimenting with self-publishing zines and books. The aim is to foster additional support for artists working within the versatile medium of self-publishing. Print Ready is a non-profit project that hosts book and zine launches, in addition to large group exhibitions. Our office is located in Vancouver at Dynamo Arts Association. Print Ready was founded in January 2014, by Nathan Jones and Michael Lachman.
Board of Directors
Nathan Jones – President
Vinny Gibson – Secretary
Adrienne LaBelle – Volunteer Coordinator
I am just finishing the layout of my newest art book, The Conference: To Remember Animals. The Conference will be making its debut at Print Ready 2017, which will take place over two days, March 25th and 26, 2017. The show is at Dynamo Arts Association, Suite 103 – 30 East 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC.
My Name Is Scot provided the illustrations for the Conference. I have uploaded a few for you to see! They are superb! You can buy a copy of the limited edition book for $15.00 at Print Ready or send me a message.
I am happy to announce that I have a new flowchart piece, called “Collision Course” in the Fall 2016 Issue of Geist Magazine. It is very Canadian piece, featuring a moose or two. Pick up a copy of Geist. Let me know what you think.
Happy to report that Hope Chest is travelling in the Spring section of this travelling exhibition curated by the lovely Manu Buchting.
“Season’s” is a travelling exhibition of “artists books inspired by the four phases of the year.” Curated by Manu Buchting, the show brings together work by 25 different artists and makes a stop at the newly christened Pointyhead Book Arts Gallery. Smallest and (probably) largest of its kind in Toronto, PBAG (!) is squeezed like a long title on a short spine into Don Taylor and Reg Beatty’s new bookbinding studio. Also on hand will be alcohol and air conditioning. Hope to see you there.”
Is ‘here’ different from ‘there’? Is here an actual place, an imagined or remembered place? Is here a place that only exists when you’re in it? And if you leave here, where would you go?
My Name Is Scot and Leannej Have been invited to lead a three week intensive series of workshops, lectures and art making sessions @ Invizin Residency in Tornareccio Italy. The theme of the residency is exploring the ideas and feelings that are associated with the places we come from and the places we move to.
We are excited to be working with local and migrant youth from the area, helping them to explore a variety of hands on approaches to collecting images, creating media, and telling stories. The workshops will encourage participants to experiment with a variety of techniques, media, and devices ranging from cell phone technology to oral history. We will be working individually and in groups to explore the symbols, structures and concepts that define our ideas of time and place.
We will be also be collaborating with local artists, musicians, designers, and community organizers to ensure a diversity of perspectives and promote new and lasting connections. Some of the proposed outcomes of the residency process will be the publication of a small ‘zine’ and the creation of a short collective video piece that can potentially be screened in cultural facilities, community centres, on the web and in other public spaces and a public presentation at Invizin Residency where the participants can share their work with family and friends.
Hope Chest is part of the Print Ready VII: Stockholm Edition.
Pictured here in order of appearance:
Return to Babeland by Jeffry Lee (karmazotz press, 2015–16)
Fluid Feeling by Melanie Thibodeau (Kiosk, 2016)
GOOF MILK by Justin Gradin (2015)
DOG 2 (DDOOGG, 2016)
Hope Chest by leannej (2015)
Sleep by William Dereume (Kiosk, 2016)
The State of Art by Annette Avalon (Brick Press, 2015)
DUST HIGH (DRIL, 2016)