Tuesday, August 7, 2018


Presented with Fazakas Gallery
This new performance with monumental jingles builds on Vickers and Hupfield’s collaborations with hand sewn cardboard megaphones. Inspired by the work of the ground breaking Anishinaabekwe artist Rebecca Belmore, whose work Ayum-ee-aawach Oomama-mowan: Speaking to Their Mother (92-95) featured a large megaphone for people to speak into, the duo seek to both honor their forbears while expanding their investigations into the megaphone as an object to speak to history, to landscape, and the socio-political conditions that draw people together and apart. The lightweight cardboard and paper object becomes an activated prosthetic that speaks to jingles worn in Anishinaabe women’s jingle dress dancing.

Friday, July 20, 2018


Charlene Vickers is an Anishnabe artist based in Vancouver. Her painting, sculpture and performance works explore memory, healing and embodied connections to ancestral lands. Charlene is the recipient of the VIVA Award in 2018, and most recently exhibitions include An Assembly of Shapes , Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada, I continue to shape, Art Museum, U of T, Toronto, Canada, Speaking From Hands and Earth, SFU Galleries, Burnaby, Canada. International group exhibitions include: Connective Tissue: New Approaches in Contemporary Fibre Art at MoCNA in Santa Fe, NM (2017), From The Belly of The Beast at Grace Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y. (2017), If We Never Met, Pataka Art Museum, Porirua, New Zealand (2016), and Ambivalent Pleasures at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2016) She graduated Emily Carr University of Art and Design (94) Simon Fraser University in Critical Studies of the Arts (98), MFA (2013).

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Spring and Summer news

Super exciting times happening folks! If you had not already heard the news, in May I was honored to receive the VIVA AWARD! Thank you Shadbolt Foundation and the VIVA Committee! I had a really great time on the big night. Thanks to all who came out to bench and hang a while. We will have to get together again sometime soon.
Coming this summer, I will be happily working with Maria Hupfield at the Seattle Art Fair, where we will be performing with a large scale Megaphone/ Jingle Cone. Big as in 10 ft tall! We will be performing with the Sonic Jingle Cone August 2-5th.
Thursday, August 2 | 7:00 PM Friday, August 3 | 6:00 PM Saturday, August 4 | 12:30 PM Sunday, August 5 | 12:30 PM
The work will then travel east to Toronto, where I will perform the Sonic Jingle Cone at the Art Museum at The University of Toronto for the group exhibition I Continue to Shape
Plus on the theme of Shaping out work I have my paintings up at Oakville Galleries in An Assembly Of Shapes. The line up in this show is pretty darn spectacular! Really looking forward to it! This show runs into September, so if you are going to Toronto, please take a visit out to Oakville and see the show!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Jan 2018 News

Ovoid Felts in the studio!

The year is off to a running-learn-as-you-go-from-moment-to-moment kinda situation, both professionally and personally. For those of you who don't know- I have started teaching with the fine faculty of The School For Contemporary Arts at SFU in Vancouver. You will find me in either the basement studios at DT Woodward's campus or at 611 Alexander Studios. BTW, it is one of the most beautiful spaces to work in and the students there are fantastic! Teaching Painting and an Intro to Studio Class.

An Assembly of Shapes Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens & at Centennial Square
June 24–September 1, 2018

An Assembly of Shapes explores painting as a methodology. Moving between figuration and abstraction, the works in this exhibition emerge from an underlying curiosity about both form and content that reflects the stakes of creating and circulating images. Through thoughtful consideration of subjects such as perception, politics, technology, language, intuition, and humour, painting is positioned here as a site for inquiry. The exhibition presents works by Canadian artists working both locally and internationally, including Sascha Braunig, Anthony Burnham, Patrick Cruz, Brenda Draney, Elizabeth McIntosh, Veronika Pausova, geetha thurairajah, Charlene Vickers, Ambera Wellmann and others.

Papier 2018
April 19 – 22
Booth: TBD
Arsenal Contemporary Art
2020 William Street
Montreal, QC H3J 1R8< br />
Fazakas Gallery is pleased to take part in Papier 2018 representing artists: The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley & Noah Becker) Mark Preston,(and yours truly)Charlene Vickers

Summer 2018
Anna Leonowens Gallery
1891 Granville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Intertribal Lifelines installation project and performance collaboration with Cathy Busby will be travelling to the east coast this summer. Presented by Anna Leonowens Gallery.

Hope to see some of you there at these spaces and places. A message to visiting curators to Vancouver, book a studio visit today before my year gets intensely busy again!

Chi-Miigwetch Peeps!! Charlene