NEWS/NOTES

Vallum 15:2 The Chase & Ideas Digital Forum

August 2018

To promote the release of my fortchoming chapbook, Ladybird Bug Boy, the fall issue of Vallum Magazine will include two poems from the collection—golem and swans. You can read more about that upcoming issue at VallumMag.com.

I also recently did an interview for Vallum's blog about the collection. I'll post the link to that article here once it's live.

In other news: I was also recently invited by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) to present some of my research on online exhibitions and exhibition making post-Internet at the Ideas Digital Forum on October 12th and 13th. Held at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, just east of Toronto, this two-day event is exploring how public galleries and museums need to evolve to support digital art practice. You can see more and register on their website.

New Poem Added to the 'Writing' Section

June 2018

Thanks once again to Vallum Magazine for publishing my poem buzzing in their most recent issue, 15:1 "MEMORY & LOSS". You can read it here.

The Vallum Chapbook Award 2018

June 2018

I'm thrilled to announce that I won the annual chapbook competition hosted by Vallum Magazine for my manuscript Ladybird Bug Boy! A small but tight-knit collection of seventeen poems, Ladybird Bug Boy was written over the last year and details my efforts to bridge my teenage and 30-something identities as well as negotating incessant digital media and walking the borderline between urban and rural life.

More to come on this soon: I'll be posting select poems from the chapbook each month until it's launch starting in July.

Universities Art Association of Canada Conference

MAY 2018

I'll be presenting some of my curatorial research as part of a roundtable session moderated by the lovely Dr. Barbara Rauch at this year's UAAC Conference at University of Waterloo. Our session is titled Transformation of the Artist's Studio and myself, Daniel Pillis and Curt Cloninger will all be discussing/debating how the notion of studio practice has changed in the post-digital age. You can read more about the conference here.