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Kate Jackson is a visual artist based in Canada. She recently finished a 3 year artist residency at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Her work has been shown at numerous galleries across Canada and internationally and is part of many private collections. Jackson has received awards for her work including The Artist Project Untapped Award 2009, The Helen Frances Gregor Scholarship -2008, OCC Scholarship-2008, and Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Best in Show - 2007. Jackson studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design in the Material Art and Design Program (1999-2006) and also the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1999). She lived and worked at The Banff Centre from 2009 to 2011 and now calls Toronto her home city.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

wish you were here

Living in Banff is like living in a plastic snow globe that is perched on the windowsill of a trailer home just outside of Disney World.  Perfectly infiltrating glorious nature is a long road of souvenir stores and post card sentiments.  Inspired by such a relationship, I made this work as a message to my friends and family. 
wish you were here, hand embroidery on paper bag from a Banff souvenir shop, 2011

The Banff Indian Trading Post is the closest souvenir shop to my house.  Its also my favorite.  I donated this work to the Textile Museum of Canada Shadowbox 2011 Silent Auction   

wish you were here, 2011, detail

1 comment:

  1. Dear Kate

    We were successful bidders on this piece at the Textile Museum and are absolutely delighted with it! As former Albertans we remember the Trading Post well. It brings back wonderful memories.

    Thanks so much. We hope to give it a good home.

    John and Trudy Nicks

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