Join artist Natalie Wood for a hands-on workshop in creating a space travel talisman. Participants will be provided with symbolic materials and be instructed in how to create their own talisman to use in their travels through time and space. The piece they create will ground them to their specific time for their return voyage, protect them in their travels and direct them to the time/ space to which they are traveling.
Natalie Wood is a contemporary multimedia artist and curator who creates and exhibits artwork that cohabits the areas of art and historical research. Her work includes the use of recyclable materials, drawing and painting, printmaking, video, video performance and web-based art. Born and raised in Trinidad, Natalie obtained her studio training at Ontario College of Art and Design and went on to complete an MA in Art Education from the University of Toronto. Her works have been presented nationally and internationally in several group exhibitions and film and video festivals including Mpenzi Film and Video festival where she won the Audience Choice Award in 2006. She has had solo shows at ASpace Gallery windows, Zsa Zsa Gallery and residencies at the Spadina Museum House and at the Caribbean Contemporary Art Centre 7 in Trinidad. A recipient of numerous awards from the Toronto, Ontario and Canada Council for the Arts, she received the 2006 New Pioneers Award for contribution to the Arts in Toronto and was nominated for the 2006 K. M Hunter Interdisciplinary Arts Award for her web-based project Kinlinks (www.kinlinks.net).
Image Credit: Natalie Wood, Left: Groud Follower Right: Past to Present. Courtesy of the artist.