Blaine Campbell, courtesy Audain Gallery

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

CANCELLEDThis five-day series of workshops will focus on creating and developing your new performance and/or visual art piece.  The first two days will cover an overview of our collective arts practices. This can help define the way you work for yourself and others.  Understanding how we reach our final art pieces, examining process and learning about how others work can inform our practice to help us achieve greater success.  We can then move to the development of our own pieces, assist each other and use this time to workshop our ideas in a group setting. This opportunity is ideal as working together collectively will give us immediate feedback and allow us to gather more resources more quickly.  You can leave this workshop with a better understanding of the way you work and the best practices of others and perhaps leave with a new work or the development of a significant idea.

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.

Registration – Please contact (514) 393-3771 or at To reserve your spot, payment is required 2 weeks before the start of the workshop.

Payments – check, cash, credit card (3% fee) or by Interac transfer (write to for procedures)

Who can benefit from the subsidized rate by Emploi-Québec?
– Artists or cultural professionals, Canadian citizens or permanent residents living in Montreal
– Foreign workers with a temporary work permit living in Montreal
– Employment Insurance or social assistance recipients are welcome (please notify your agent at Service Canada or MTESS)

– Part-time students

 Who has to pay the full rate?
– People residing outside Montreal
– Full-time or foreign students

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

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