Conference weekend wrap up!

Thank you to the organizers of the Idea of Place conference. What a great experience. I feel so lucky to be included among really amazing people. I am excited to hear the variety of projects that are on the go and I am looking forward to push my project forward with some of this research in mind. What an inspiration! The depth that some of these projects go is incredible.

I had the chance to meet with some interesting researchers, artists, masters candidates, city planners, and other disciplines who both attended and spoke at the conference.

Looking forward to round 2!

More about the Gateway to the Mighty Peace country project

 

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werk, werk, werk, werk, werk

March made me think I would constantly be pulled away from my practice and I would have to fight to make it happen. In some cases I believe this to be true but I now finally feel like I have my evenings back to really dig and prep for some upcoming projects (at least for the time being…).

I’ve come to accept the fact that grants and applications will always be a part of my practice (my life). Yay me! (puke in my mouth a little…) This is the first time I’ve given myself dedicated time to get them out there and to really consider the projects I want to put out (other than my residency at SNAP – and maybe University although I think my brain was too young to come up with anything worth saying).

Drawing will always be an element in my work but I know that it is not the ONLY thing. I can’t let it be. I’ve always said to myself that I never want to be an artists that is known to exclusively do one type of thing. Isn’t that what they call the definition of insanity? Or maybe it’s insane to think that if I make a bunch of random shit that I won’t ever make a name for myself… Either way I would rather put the work in the concept and have the medium/material be the follow up. Asking myself, “ok now how can I best translate this idea?”.

I leave you with this lovely video to remind you to never give up and to WERK WERK WERK WERK WERK.

TRAVEL PLANS!

From March 30 – April 2, 2017 I will be collecting visual, written and audio content to capture physical and oral histories of the Peace Country area for the Idea of Place Conference that is taking place on May 6 & 7.

With this collected content I hope to create a representation of the towns/villages/hamlets I visit from the perspective of an outsider looking in to a familiar place. I intend to learn what I can by “stopping in” to these museums and documenting my process by collecting images and stories from local people.

Thanks to my friend Misa Nikolic and his extensive visits to a number of these museums it has helped to make my tasks for this project less daunting. Thank you to the research team and Lianne McTavish for heading this fantastic database of Alberta Museums!

http://albertamuseumsproject.com/

A new body of work

“Empowerment has become the sparkly pink consolation prize for the gender that continues to be excluded from actual power”.  —  Ruth Whippman

 

To combine playfulness and power. The idea that “empowerment” has been embraced in our social structures but our understanding of power and authority has yet to change.

Sorry I Missed the Party, Update and Thoughts on Collaboration

AGA Refinery Brittney Roy                AGA Refinery Brittney Roy

The drawings are done and the animating is happening! I feel so fortunate to have such talented and kind individuals surrounding me. Thanks Moblpixl for working with me on this project. I’m excited to see how the images will be manipulated and how it will come to life!

Since this animation will be screened at the AGA’s Refinery Party we are hoping to setup an additional screening (possibly in April) to give others a chance to see it! I will post the date here and will most likely make a Facebook event for it so if you are interested check back here for updates Facebook page.

 

My thoughts on collaboration:

For artists who have not considered collaboration (yet) I highly recommend it. You will learn a lot about yourself and a lot about others.  I’ve never felt so supported than when I’m working with a strong, brilliant team of creative people. (Love you Creative Practices Team!)

Brittney Roy's top three things about collaboration

Events and Donations!

This month and next are booming with events! (This is just a taste of what is happening in Edmonton!) I will post more when I see them – send me an email if you have some events you’d like to feature here. hi.brittneyroy@gmail.com

 

A couple below that I am excited to attend:

SNAPline reLaunch (Feb 22)

Art Gallery of St. Albert (Feb 25)

Brittney Roy Art

Available for purchase! All proceeds go to AGSA

Dream, Girl @ Metro Cinema (March 12)

Popup Restaurant – Barrel Chicken & Cornerstone Cocktail Club partner up! (March 12)

Art Gallery of Alberta Refinery (March 25)

 

Upcoming Projects

Recently it’s been a whirlwind of acceptance! I’m excited to announce I will be working on the following projects in the next few months. HELLO BUSY LIFE!