Mainframe Workshop: Digital Storytelling with Jane Walker
Join us at 72 Harbour Drive on April 18th from 6 – 9 pm for our fourteenth Mainframe workshop with artist Jane Walker!
In this workshop, we will explore storytelling across the handmade and the digital. Referencing her ongoing digital storytelling project onthemiddleofnowhere.ca, Jane will lead an evening of mixed-media collage and art-making in relation to our personal narratives, folklore, or stories we love. Participants will make and/or bring imagery to digitize, and working with free online tools, we will play with created and found imagery to build visual stories.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop and smartphone; if they cannot access a computer or have any questions, email email@example.com.
This event is free to attend. No experience is required.
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Jane Walker is a visual artist, art writer, and community organizer based in Bonavista, NL. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts (2015) from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University and a Masters of Research with Distinction from The Glasgow School of Art (2017), where she studied rural art supports in Scotland and Newfoundland.
Jane works in a variety of media and has shared her work in exhibitions, publications, and talks in Canada, the UK, Iceland, Ireland, France, and Singapore. She worked with a small team to establish Union House Arts, an artist-run-centre on the Bonavista Peninsula (2017-2022) and has since worked with various other arts organizations in the province, including Bonavista Biennale, Riddle Fence, and Business and Arts NL.
She has participated in artist residencies with Workhouse Union (Callan, IRE 2016), The Bothy Project (Isle of Eigg, UK 2018), Live Textiles (Katalisk, Ktaqmkuk 2022), and most recently, the Ós Residency at the Icelandic Textile Centre (Blönduós, ICE 2023).
Jane is completing a low-residency, via distance, with us from March 10th to July as we work to prepare and train on the digital loom. The digital jacquard loom is located in Corner Brook. Stay tuned for more updates!