Artist collective to discuss health of water systems at North Island College online talk

Video still from Meniscus by Genevieve Robertson. Robertson and the other members of the Fathom Sounds Collective will speak at the next Artist Talk event on March 3 from 6–7 p.m.
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A multidisciplinary collective of artists will present an online talk about the health of water and the role artists play in responding to urgent ecological, political and social issues.

Fathom Sounds will speak on March 3, as part of North Island College’s (NIC) 2022 Artist Talk series.

The group is made up of artists who care about the state of water as a living entity and a flowing field of living bodies, according to a media release from NIC. 

“We’re so grateful to have Fathom Sounds join us this term to share their multidisciplinary approach to building relationships, with a focus on the connection to the natural world,” said Sara Vipond, series coordinator and NIC fine art faculty member.

Alana Bartol, Kat G. Morris, Genevieve Robertson, Nancy Tam and Jay White will present from 6–7 p.m.

Artist Talk presentations are led by the artists and each last one hour, allowing the audience gain insight in each artist’s professional practice. A short question period follows each presentation.

For emerging artists, the series is a chance to learn from contemporary artists, including how to develop a robust studio practice, find their own voice within arts-based research, create successful applications for grants, exhibitions and residencies and cultivate relationships with fellow artists and curators to develop collaborative work and gallery shows.

All Artist Talk events this term are being held online, so audience members can participate from across the region and around the world.

“Since we’ve transitioned to the online format, it’s been immensely positive to see the series grow in popularity,” said Vipond. “It speaks to the integrity and expertise of the artists who join us.”

Two more Artist Talks are scheduled for this term:

Laura Payne – March 17, 6–7 p.m.

Comox Valley Art Gallery – March 31, 6–7 p.m.

Tickets are free and anyone interested can register on the college’s website.

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