Young artists wanted for Living Archive installation

Young, contemporary visual artists are being called to take part in a unique artistic project at the New Westminster Museum and Archives.

The museum, located at Anvil Centre, is looking for 12 emerging contemporary visual artists aged 17 to 24 to take part in The Living Archive.

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Sculptors, painters, printmakers, photographers and mixed-media artists will work collaboratively to put together an exhibition inspired by the museum’s collection.

Youth will be mentored by lead artist Cindy Mochizuki, a multimedia artist who has worked for many years in a wide range of artistic forms. She has screened her films in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Since 2004, she has also been active in producing public programming, including workshops and interdisciplinary collaborations.

For this project, artists must be available to commit to Thursday evening meetings from April 14 to June 30, plus additional time for installation of the finished exhibition in June.

“This is a unique opportunity to work alongside fellow emerging artists, create in a professional context, and learn valuable new skills and techniques,” Michelle Taylor, a heritage programmer with the city, wrote in an email about the project.

Participants will receive a small honorarium for taking part.

Artists wishing to apply need to submit a one-page biography, documentation of three past works and a letter of reference. The submission deadline for those wishing to apply is March 27.

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