Photo credit: Sebastian Kriete

ONLINE: SKEENA REECE (BC) — Performance and Visual Art: Context and Content Development Workshop

Nov. 16 to 20, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
$45 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or $150, non-eligible rate)
Open to artists of all disciplines / In English
Capacity: 15 people, priority for full week attendance


CONTENT // Skeena Reece hopes you will join her as she explores performance art works from an Indigenous perspective.  In this course you will have access to past works from her body of work and new works, their inner workings and processes.  She will introduce you to influential cultures, artists and works and connect their effects from her perspective.  Through the week you may have the opportunity to explore your own ideas and in a group process work through and workshop them together. Some of the topics you will explore include: personal process, inspiration, media use, best practices, intention, curatorial intention and presentation.  You may work independently or as a group towards a personal or group goal.  Participation is encouraged.

BIO // Skeena Reece is a Tsimshian/Gitksan and Cree/Metis artist based on the west coast of British Columbia. She has garnered national and international attention most notably for Raven: On the Colonial Fleet (2010) her bold installation and performance work presented at the 2010 Sydney Biennale and as a part of the celebrated and widely toured group exhibition Beat Nation. Her multidisciplinary practice includes performance art, “sacred clowning”, writing, music, video and visual art. She studied media arts at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, and was the recipient of the British Columbia Award for Excellence in the Arts (2012), The Viva Award (2014) and the Hnyatshyn Award (2017).  Recent solo exhibitions include: Moss at the Oboro Gallery, Montreal (2017) and Sweetgrass and Honey at Plug In ICA (2018), Touch Me at the Comox Valley Art Gallery (2018) and Surrounded at the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery (2019).


All workshops are for professional performing artists. Some require advanced dance training. There is a regular rate, and a rate subsidized by Emploi-Québec.

Who has to pay the full rate (regular)?
– People residing outside of Montreal Island
– Full-time or foreign students

To benefit from the subsidized rate by Emploi-Québec, you must:
– Live on the island of Montreal (civic address)
– Be an artist or cultural professional
– Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or temporary foreign worker with a work permit (open or closed)

Are accepted: Part-time students, Employment Insurance (EI) or Income Assistance (IA) recipients (please notify your agent at Services Canada or MTESS).

Reimbursement policy – No reimbursement possible without a good reason (ex: sickness or injury).

Studio’s accessibility – Consult this page for detailed information.