Jamie Ross (Montreal)
Jamie is a magical practitioner, professional tarot reader, preschool teacher, community gardener and visual artist educated outside the university system. He acted as the first Pagan chaplain for federal prisons in Quebec, serving inside for five years. His art projects engage the innate numinous power within us all to enact social and cultural change. His practice is rooted in stories of his ancestors, cultural and biological. He is based in Montreal.
This is his second trip to Tr’ondek Hwëch’in Territory, after mounting an exhibition at KIAC for Summer Solstice 2017. He will be teaching a master class on magic in contemporary art at SOVA (enrolment is still open – contact SOVA to sign up) and recording new sound art pieces on rural queer intentional communities in North America in the 1960s and 70s and an experimental video piece with local artists.
Cole Pauls (Vancouver) SOVA Artist in Resident
This fall, we are so thrilled to be welcoming our first ever SOVA Alumni to take part in the SOVA Air Program: ✨Cole Pauls✨!
Cole Pauls is a Tahltan First Nation comic artist, illustrator and printmaker from Haines Junction, Yukon Territory. After completing the Yukon School of Visual Arts Foundation Year Program in 2012, Cole went on to graduate with a BFA in Illustration from Emily Carr University.
Currently located in Vancouver BC, Cole is taking the indie comic book scene by storm with his comic series Pizza Punks, a self contained comic strip about punks eating pizza, and the incredible Dakwäkãda Warriors; Cole’s debut graphic novel, which is a bilingual comic about two earth protectors saving the world from evil pioneers and cyborg sasquatches.
During his residency in October, Cole will be visiting Jeffrey’s English classes and will also be hosting a local book launch for Dakwäkãda Warriors (Conundrum Press – Canada) while he is here in Dawson.