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  • Carole Itter

    Artist

    Carole Itter (Canadian, b. 1939) is an artist, writer, performer and filmmaker. Itter began her fine art studies at the University of British Columbia (1958, 1963) and continued at the Vancouver School of Art, now Emily Carr University (1959-1962), and at L’Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome (1964). Itter also worked seasonally at Theatre Under the Stars professional scene shop in Vancouver (1958-61). Solo exhibitions of her work include Western Front, Or Gallery, grunt gallery, Open Space, Vancouver Art Gallery and SFU Galleries’ Audain Gallery. Her work was included in WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2008 and in Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-80,which toured across Canadian institutions from 2010-13. She is the author of Whistle Daughter Whistle (1982) and with Daphne Marlatt, she compiled and edited Opening Doors (1979), an archive of oral history about Vancouver’s East End. Itter collaborated with artist and musician Al Neil and joined him at the Blue Cabin in North Vancouver in the late 1970s, which was the start of a residency that would span more than thirty-five years. The cabin was a place of inspiration and art production for her while she maintained her residence and studio in the Vancouver neighbourhood of Strathcona, where she has lived since the early 1970s. Itter’s work is included in the collections of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, SFU Galleries, Vancouver Art Gallery, Burnaby Art Gallery, Surrey Art Gallery, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Canada Council Art Bank and Vancouver Public Library. She was awarded the VIVA award (1989) and the Audain Prize (2017).

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  • Kay Slater

    Artist

    Kay Slater is a multidisciplinary artist, accessibility consultant and arts worker. As a consultant, they work directly with artists and organizations to build in accessibility at the planning stage, and to incorporate sustainable, grassroots strategies that support evolution in artistic presentation. Their work is rooted in anti-oppression practices, and they employ open source and community-engaged approaches to support ongoing knowledge transfer with makers and creators at all stages of their careers. They are a proud volunteer and social coordinator at Queer ASL, and have completed the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Accessibility Certification program. Slater is passionate about sharing knowledge with the wider arts community.  Slater is queer and hard of hearing. They use They/Their/Theirs pronouns as they fumble and learn as an uninvited “guest” across Coast Salish territory.

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