Sun 2 May | 3.30pm - 4.30pm (BST)
Artist Workshop and Discussion | For all ages
BSL interpreted | Automated Closed Captions Available
Exploring Process: 3 WOODS
With Mia & Eric (CA) and guests (UK)
Credit: Graeme Rigby
In this Artist Workshop, Mia & Eric will share their methods for making, which often involve building close connections and collaborations with community 'experts'.
In this workshop, Eric & Mia will reveal some of the conversations that have come about as part of their ongoing project in collaboration with GIFT, 3 WOODS.
Chopwell Wood is a fascinating 900 acre forest that represents a thousand years of human industrial, cultural, and ecological use. In many respects, it is a human built landscape -one that has been cut down and replanted multiple times.
In this workshop, Mia & Eric join a community forester, conservation officer and a couple of local residents to discuss the history of trees in Chopwell Wood.
Credits and supporters:
Mia & Eric
Peter Downes, Access and Woodland Officer Land of Oak & Iron
Oisin MacNamara, Friends’ Trustee and Wildlife & Conservation Officer
Ros Rigby, Chair, Land of Oak & Iron Partnership
Supported by Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
Supported by Calgary Arts Development and Calgary Arts Foundation through an anonymous donation to Edmonton Community Foundation.
Ticket information and accessing events online
Due to the ongoing global pandemic, The GIFT Exchange is taking place online, providing a digital space for us to come together to exchange.
Tickets are limited and Free and need to be booked in advance. GIFT welcomes donations over the 3 days of The GIFT Exchange.
Mia & Eric are an award winning interdisciplinary artist team from Calgary, Canada. They bring together
elements of craft, performance, and multi-species ethnography to create site-specific and socially-
engaged works. Mia & Eric's practice interrogates interspecies relationships, biodiversity, and place-based knowledge production in cities, small towns, and rural spaces. Throughout the last 13 years they
have developed a practice that operates in both a gallery and public context.
Mia completed her BFA Printmaking at the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2003. Eric received a BFA
Performance from U. of Calgary in 2002 and an MFA from U. of British Columbia in 2008. They have
presented projects and exhibitions at Parks Canada Discovery Centre (Newfoundland), ESKER Project
Space (Calgary) Fierce Festival (Birmingham), Grand Union (Birmingham), Battersea Arts Centre
(London), Luminato Festival (Toronto), Flux Night (Atlanta), Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton), and
Stromereien Performance Festival (Zürich). They have published several books, zines, and broadsheets.
In 2016, Mia & Eric were long-listed for the Sobey Art Award.