Belinda Harrow

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DrawingFibrePaintingSculpture
General info

Over the last ten years animals have had a strong presence in my artistic practice. I’m particularly interested in that precarious area where human and animal habitats overlap. Applying my settler point of view, I explore indigneous and invasive flora and fauna through drawing, painting and sculpture. I’m influenced by my colonial family history and from my own immigrant experiences in the northern hemisphere (Canada/Turtle Island) and southern hemisphere (New Zealand/ Aotearoa). 

Driven from the prairie as land has been converted from grassland to farmland, much fauna including rabbits, gophers and coyotes now live on the periphery of our cities, sharing our urban space within our architectural gaps. These animals provide us an opportunity to remember this space before colonial contact and examine our current post-colonial urban space that we share, and consider what the future might bring for us all. 

It is my hope that through the art I create the viewer may see the animal as a subject whose study might reveal something of the human condition. 

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Short Bio
Belinda Harrow was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, then immigrated to Canada as a child. She holds a BA English UofSask, a BFA from NSCAD, and a MFA from Canterbury University, New Zealand. She lives and works on Treaty 4, in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Workshops
Do you offer workshops?:
 Yes
What age groups do you offer workshops for?:
Elementary School
High School
Adults
Seniors
What supplies are required for your Workshop?:
drawing, painting, fibre art materials
Workshop Description
1. life drawing 2. drawing animals 3. fibre art - drawing on fabric 4. colour theory and mixing 5. painting in an impressionist style
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