Meet and Greet: Lindsay Delaronde, Indigenous Artist in Residence

Meet and Greet: Lindsay Delaronde

Thursday, March 16, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Victoria City Hall, Antechamber

Take the opportunity to meet Iroquois Mohawk artist Lindsay Katsitsakatste Delaronde, who has been selected as the City of Victoria Indigenous Artist in Residence. Drop by our casual "Meet and Greet" gathering this Thursday from 5 p.m - 7 p.m. at City Hall.

Role of Indigenous Artist in Residence

The new Indigenous Artist in Residence program provides the opportunity for a local artist to develop artistic works and engage the community in dialogue, workshops, events, and activities throughout a one-year term.

The Indigenous Artist in Residence will engage the community and City staff to produce a range of artistic works, which may include for example an exhibition, performance, publication or forum. There will also be an opportunity to create collaborative artwork with the City’s current Artist in Residence Luke Ramsey.

Discussions with local Indigenous artists, curators and scholars were held in early 2016 to inform the new program. Although a specific theme will not be prescribed, the artist’s conception of reconciliation will be explored. Building relationships with artists, the public and City staff will be an important part of the residency.

Delaronde's submission was one of six the City received in response to a Request for Expressions of Interest, which was open to First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists and artist teams working in any artistic discipline who reside in the Capital Region, including the Gulf Islands.  

“I hope to create artworks that reflect the values of this land, which are cultivated and nurtured by the Indigenous peoples of this territory,” said artist Lindsay Delaronde. “I see my role as a way to bring awareness to and acknowledge that reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples is a process, one in which I can facilitate a collaborative approach for creating strong relationships to produce co-created art projects in Victoria.”

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