New Extreme Mentorship Program – Connecting local artists and youth!
The New Extreme Program pairs local artists with groups of youth across Victoria, and together they explore various aspects of being an artist and engaging with contemporary art. Every spring, groups learn about: Artistic concepts, creative processes, writing an artist statement (or manifesto) and creating and sharing an artistic project/s.
What’s happening in Spring 2022:
Vic High’s Students of Colour Association (SOCA) & local artist and anti-oppressive facilitator Angelique Bulosan are exploring art and activism, print-making, wearable art, swag and more. Follow the AGGV on social media for glimpses of their process.
Angelique Bulosan (they/she) is Filipino-Canadian, born and raised on unceded, stolen, Lekwungen Territory – colonially known Victoria, BC, Canada. They are a consultant, anti-oppressive facilitator and artist. Angelique is the creator & facilitator of Colour Theory, an art-based, anti-racism empowerment program that aims to support lived experiences and/or observations of racism, anti-racism and intersectionality.
Esquimalt High School is creating a new collaborative mural! Youth will be working with mentor artists Jenna Lancaster and Jesse Campbell, to create this year’s mural, to be installed on the Moss Street side of the AGGV (late May/early June). This group is passionate about issues of social justice, representation, and working in ways that honour the land.
My name is Jenna Lancaster and I am a Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish woman who comes from the ‘Namgis, Musgamakw, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, lək̓ʷəŋən People. I love to paint and draw and bead. I am an artist and a future child and youth care practitioner. Jenna is also a member of the popular Coastal Bead Collective! Check out their work on instagram: @coastalbeadcollective.
Jesse Campbell is of Michif (Métis), Salteaux, Cree, Scottish, and English ancestry currently living in traditional Lekwungen territories. He has been a practising mural painter since 2010 and has helped produce many public art pieces throughout Greater Victoria and is now leading his own projects throughout the city. In addition to his mural practice, Jesse spends time mentoring youth on the craft of mural painting and understanding the diverse forms of Indigenous art across North America.
Images L-R: New Extreme Mentorship group. Angelique Bulosan. Both photos courtesy of Angelique Bulosan. Jenna Lancaster, courtesy of the artist.