Meet the Artists
Kerri Flannigan is an interdisciplinary artist, educator and support worker currently based in Lekwungen and W̱ SÁNEĆ Territories who explores methods of experimental narrative and documentary.
Primarily working in installation, video and performance, Flannigan’s work comprises an interdisciplinary approach to forms of experimental narrative and documentary. This work frequently takes a collaborative form, working individually and collectively within a large group to create responses to ubiquitous themes. Family mythologies, coming-of-age confessions, queer experiences of place, and body language and have all been subjects of recent works.
Flannigan has shown locally and internationally, receiving a Canada Arts Media Grant in 2017 to be an artist-in-residence at Open Space, a BC Arts Council Project Assistance Grant in 2017, and the Best English Zine at the Expozine Awards (2011 and 2014) and was runner-up to the inaugural Lind Prize (2016).
I am originally from Port-Au Prince Haiti where I grew up in a family of five brothers. The arts have always played an important role in my family, therefore we all grew up playing multiple instruments. My family left Haiti when I was 11 and have been living in Victoria since 2008.
My artistic nature derives from my father, Alain Vincent, who I have seen painting since my youth. He has a way of telling stories through his artwork… unspoken stories that move one’s being.
Coming from a large close family, the idea of unity has always been present for me, and I would love to bring this understanding to all students. In Haiti, The words “ L’union fait la Force” is seen on the flag, which means, “Unity makes strength” and that is the energetic seed I wish to share with the students.
By working with my family’s non-profit society called The Daily Dose Society, I’ve heard countless stories of suffering and hardship from clients in recovery from substance use which that has largely widened my perspective in life and towards the long journey through recovery. I wish to share the gift of the Mandala Project to create a healing symbol for those involved.
Cameron Kidd is a visual artist specializing in mural painting. Community-based art projects and large-scale public murals in Victoria are his thing. Over the past few years, he has worked with numerous not-for-profit and community-based organizations to provide artistic mentorship to youth through workshops, art shows, discussions, art lessons as well as the facilitation of large-scale public murals.
Lydia Beauregard Illustration & Design came to life in 2016 after almost a decade of side commissions, usually done after hours on top of a full time desk job. Since then, I have been working to hone my skills as an illustrator and muralist, helping others tell the stories they are most passionate about through the art I create.
I had the opportunity and pleasure to go big in 2018, creating my first two murals in the city of Victoria. This has invited a whole new audience, allowing me to think outside the box of simple print and media illustration and giving me the ability to make a greater impact with my personal work. With realistic tendencies, I make an effort to balance imagination and reality by drawing vague representations of my subjects. I use juxtaposition of light and dark, bold and soft, black and white; my preferred tool has been the pencil since the age of three, and am now pushing my own limits with the use of paints on large surfaces. I believe art to be about constant evolution, learning and sharing. I hope to keep working with the community and collaborating as often as possible.