Tricia Wasney

Tricia Wasney

Tricia Wasney

Winnipeg, MB

Presenting as part of the session: City WithART - Friday, November 5 at 1:30 pm

Tricia Wasney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Studies and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree, both from the University of Manitoba. She has worked in Winnipeg’s art community for many years in various roles of administrator, juror, board member and artist/writer. In May 2002 she was hired to create a public art policy for the City of Winnipeg which was adopted by City Council in September 2003. In January 2004 she was appointed Manager-Public Art and now develops and oversees a steadily growing public art program that includes art commissions, artist residencies and community-based projects.

Description of Tricia Wasney's talk:

WITH ART: The Evolution of Collaboration

WITH ART is a program of the Winnipeg Arts Council’s Public Art Program that matches artists of all disciplines with diverse communities. The name of the program is deliberate as the focus is on art created WITH rather than FOR or ABOUT the communities. Central to WITH ART is the principle that through the process of art-making communities can explore issues, ideas and identity. Participants are required to come to the process with no preconceived ideas about the final product so that the project can evolve through collaboration. Since 2006 the program has seen the development of a rap video and documentary exploring the immigrant experience of young people, a permanent sculptural work that expresses notions of home and place, a film about the Aboriginal housing crisis, a photography project with Eritrean single moms, and many more collaborations. Tricia Wasney, manager of the Public Art Program, will discuss the development and impact of projects completed and in process.

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