Four Lands of Regina

Artists:

From Toronto/Ontario: Ruth Howard, Adrienne Marcus Raja, Julia Hune-Brown and Jamie-lee Oshkabewisens
From Regina/Sask: Laura Hale, Karlie King, Clinton Ackerman, Joely BigEagle-Kequahtooway, Gerry Reucker, Ashley Johnson, Traci Foster, Russell Paskimen and others

Partners:

Artmaking Drop-In

November 20th – 25th
Heritage Community Association
100-1654 11th Avenue

Tuesday, November 21st
2:00 – 5:00pm; 6:30 – 8:30pm

Wednesday, November 22nd
2:00 – 5:00pm

Thursday, November 23rd
2:00 – 5:00pm

Friday, November 24th
2:00 – 5:00pm; 6:30 – 8:30pm

Grand Finale

Saturday, November 25th
Final Presentation & Celebration
2:00 – 5:00pm


Artist Profiles

Ruth Howard

RUTH HOWARD IS THE FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF JUMBLIES. SHE HAS CREATED AND LEAD A SERIES OF MULTI-YEAR RESIDENCIES RESULTING IN LARGE-SCALE PERFORMANCES, AND OTHER PROJECTS THAT COMBINE VISUAL IMAGERY, PERFORMANCE, MUSIC, MOVEMENT, ORAL HISTORY AND COMMUNITY ARTS PRACTICE. RUTH HAS SEVERAL DECADES OF EXPERIENCE ACROSS CANADA AND IN THE U.K. AS A SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER OF PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTIONS AND LARGE-SCALE COMMUNITY PLAYS, AND TEACHING CREDENTIALS AT MANY UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS. SHE HAS WON AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS FOR HER WORK, INCLUDING A CANADIAN URBAN INSTITUTE’S “CITY SOUL” AWARD, THE GEORGE LUSCOMBE AWARD FOR MENTORSHIP IN THEATRE, AND, IN 2015, A FINALIST POSITION FOR THE RITA DAVIES AND MARGO BINDHARDT AWARD FOR CULTURAL LEADERSHIP. RUTH’S MOST RECENT PROJECTS WITH JUMBLIES ARE THE THE TOUCHING GROUND FESTIVAL ( 2017), AND THE CURRENT FOUR LANDS TOUR, VISITING SASKATCHEWAN IN NOVEMBER 2017.

Adrienne Marcus Raja

Adrienne explores a range of practices which blends in painting, puppetry, audio, installation, moving images, and photography. As a Malaysian multi-disciplinary artist currently living in Toronto, her works has been presented nationally and internationally. She is an MFA graduate of Ryerson University with a focus in Documentary Media. She also holds a BA degree in Mass Communication and Television Production from Curtin University. She is also the first recipient of Jumblies’ Al Levitt Memorial Award. She enjoys travelling as well as learning alongside people from different backgrounds and communities. She is currently the Tour Coordinator for Jumblies’ most recent collaborative touring project, The Four Lands. She is also Jumblies’ Arts Management Intern (thanks to the Ontario Arts Council Compass Grant). 

Julia Hune-Brown

Julia Hune-Brown is an actor, educator and community artist. For the past six years, she has been working with diverse communities facilitating movement and theatre workshops here in Toronto and internationally. Her workshops have an emphasis on identity and expression through movement and have used dance and theatre to discuss issues of bullying, consent, immigration, race and LGBTQ rights. Julia holds a BFA in Theatre and Development from Concordia University and a BED in Education focusing on inner city education from OISE University of Toronto. As an educator she previously taught in Brixton, England and currently works as a visiting artist and classroom teacher with the TDSB. Most recently, Julia has worked as actor and forum theatre facilitator touring with Mixed Company Theatre. Last year, Julia trained with Ruth Howard at Jumblies Theatre- made possible through the Theatre Ontario Professional Theatre Training program. Julia is delighted to be back for a second season with Jumblies as a lead artist and director of The Ground Floor Youth Theatre Project. 

Jamie-lee Oshkabewisens 

Aanii, Jamie-lee Oshkabewisens Dizhnikaaz, Wikwemkoong Doongibaa. Hello I’m Jamie–lee Oshkabewisens, I hail from Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve, on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. I’ve been in plays with Debajehmujig Creation Centre – in “Nanabush Steals the Fire”. I was the main protagonist, which was performed to the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation (sucker creek) perschoolers. Other shows include “12” (12 days of Christmas 2014) & “Spirit of the North” (2013), done here at the Creation Centre. I’ve had the honour to be a part of the Debajehmujig production “Global Savages” (2015). I also take part in an annual “Wilder Med Senarios” with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (N.O.S.O.M). I’ve been in an Arts Educator Foundations workshop with the Royal Conservatory of Music & Debajehmujig Theatre Company. I’ve been a part of the tour “Train of Thought Canada” with a theatre company in Toronto “Jumblies Theatre”. Another notable educational credit is the Heritage Interpreter workshop. I am now a freelance artist after 7/8 years with Debajehmujig, currently working on my own projects for future endeavours. I currently still reside in the heart of Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve here on beautiful Manitoulin Island Ontario, Canada.

Clinton Ackerman

Clinton Ackerman is a composer, sound designer, and music teacher based out of Regina. He grew up in the small town of Watrous Saskatchewan studying classical and jazz piano. He is currently working towards an MFA at the University of Regina in Interdisciplinary Studies, focusing on music and social work. Clinton’s music has been read by the Victoria Symphony, performed by the Bozzini Quartet from Montreal, and has been a part of many interdisciplinary projects around Saskatchewan, most recently composing music for Richard III at Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. Clinton is currently developing a program for youth that will give them an opportunity to play improvised music and express themselves through various forms of composition.

Laura Hale

Laura Hale is a multi-disciplinary visual artist and community arts collaborator based out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Laura studied at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan and at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, British Columbia.This past summer Laura spent 3 months in Saskatchewan’s far northern community of Stony Rapids leading a community-based artist residency and recently participated in two Saskatoon public art festivals, Street Meet and Nuit Blanche. Laura is thrilled to be working with Jumblies again, in 2011 she relocated to Toronto to work on Like An Old Tale (a multi-community, multi-disciplinary participatory performance adapted from The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare) and The Three Lands of Scarborough – an exploration of the Goodlands, Badlands and Dreamlands of the area and the inspiration for the Four Lands touring project.

Karlie King

Karlie King completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan (2003), a Master of Arts Degree (2006), and two years of a Doctoral Degree at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. From May to October 2013/14, King served as a Cultural Animateur as part of SaskCulture’s Culture Days celebration. She has received a variety of grants and awards, including a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Grant (2008-2010) and Saskatchewan Arts Board Indigenous Pathways Initiative Grant (2010, 2013, 2015). Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions including, most recently: Walking with Our Sisters, First Nations University of Canada, Regina (SK) (2013-14); and Around Home, Campbell River Art Gallery, (BC) (2013); and An Education, Estevan Art Gallery, Estevan (SK) (2014), and PEST, Haida Gwaii Gallery/Museum (BC) (2015). Last year, she was the Artist-in-Residence at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park (SK) as well as the Canadian Western Agribition (SK). She currently teaches at The Cathedral School of Art in Regina (SK) and is a dedicated Mother of two.

Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson is a dance artist and somatic practitioner whose practice involves interdisciplinary collaboration, performance, group facilitation and individual sessions in the Mitzvah Technique.  Between her interdisciplinary creation company Prairie House with Nicole Schafenacker and her work as a movement teacher she has presented new work in Calgary, Vancouver, Regina, Saskatoon, North Battleford and Los Angeles.  Ashley is regularly involved as a teacher and collaborator at New Dance Horizons (Regina) and as a teaching artist in Saskatchewan public schools. For samples of Ashley’s work see www.constantlyseekingsoftness.ca

Traci Foster

Traci Foster is an inclusion focused multidisciplinary community artist, educator, coach and director, who was Canada’s first certified Fitzmaurice Voicework™ instructor (2006) and is on of Canada’s lead practitioners of the work. She explores and develops her work through somatic arts with a focus on where awareness, intuition and action intersect. Traci is the recent and humbled recipient of the 2015 YWCA’s Woman of Distinction Jacqui Shumiatcher Arts Award. Along with all the original members, she is the founder of Listen To Dis Community Arts Organization Inc: a disability led disability arts organization. Her latest area of artistic focus is as co-creator and director of Mine To Have: sexuality & circumstance, a theatre production done in collaboration with her company, The Other Ordinary and Listen To Dis’ Voice members. Traci maintains a private practice of teaching/coaching and conducts workshops in creative development through somatic art and Fitzmaurice Voicework® in Regina, Vancouver, and Los Angeles. And now in first person, I enjoy love, life, nature, animals and all art: especially the stuff that makes me laugh, cry or squirm. For pleasure, I enjoy Edward, my bedazzled partner, and Cleo, Peep and Luna, my beloved cats.