CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
2020 was a bewildering year for so many. We recognize how truly demanding it has been in our personal circles and broader communities and that 2021 carries much uncertainty as we all contend with residual challenges and undertake new ones this season.
As sheltering-in-place continues, we have been asking ourselves how we might help carve out small but poignant moments of connection with one another.
This project offers a chance for just that—some joyful community kinship and collaboration in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
The call for participants ran from February to June 2021 and the project officially culminated in April 2022. Pieces were created around the broad theme of Imagining New Worlds or Eras — thinking of ideas around solidarity, nourishment, care, rest, transformation, ancestors and descendants, the land, and the ‘year of the ox.’
This initiative has gone on to partner on mail art projects with the Suzhou Alley Women’s Mural (in Vancouver’s Chinatown, 2021) and Artists for Kids and Gordon Smith Gallery's 2023-24 exhibition, The Art of Conversation (North Vancouver, BC), through knowledge-sharing and facilitation.
If you are interested in coordinating your own mail art project collaborative, please feel welcome to reach out with questions or support!