Reading the Contemporary: Art and Culture Talks at the Library with Griffin Art Projects with Sara-Jeanne Bourget


Thursday, September 26, 7:00-8:30pm


Sara-Jeanne Bourget
Image Courtesy of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, 2019

Located at the North Vancouver District Public Library, Lynn Valley Branch, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7J 0A2

Join us for a presentation and discussion with Sara-Jeanne Bourget, current artist-in-residence. Bourget is the inaugural recipient of the Studio Residency Award, a new partnership between Griffin Art Projects and Emily Carr University. Continuing from her recent thesis project at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Bourget’s large scale works explore “physical and conceptual interconnections between “Rocks, Paper, and Charcoal,” based on [her] geological explorations and the inherent materiality of both paper and the artist’s own handmade charcoal.

Sara-Jeanne Bourget was born in Lévis, Québec in 1988. She obtained her BFA in Studio Arts at Concordia University (2015) and her MFA from Emily Carr University (2019). In 2016, she took part in residency programs in Finland, Quebec and Vermont where she also exhibited her work. She is the recipient of two grants (2017 & 2019) from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in support of her work and studies.

This talk is the first in a series of Tuesday evening talks with artists on their work and process throughout the fall of 2019, at North Vancouver District Public Library, Lynn Valley Branch, featuring artists currently in residence at Griffin Art Projects, North Vancouver.