VIVA Award co-recipients Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed Jickling have been collaborating since 2006. Their projects take shape as public
installations, social situations, and events that circulate as
photographs, videos, printed matter, and artists’ multiples. They are
currently fascinated with collaborative research, especially in their
recent projects with children.
Jickling and Reed have exhibited and performed internationally, with both individual and collaborative work appearing in such venues as: The Portland Art Museum (OR), The Dunlop Art Gallery (SK), Smack Mellon (NY), Doris McCarthy Gallery (ON), The Yukon Arts Centre Gallery (YT), YYZ Artists’ Outlet (ON), Carleton University Art Gallery (ON), Dalhousie University Art Gallery (NS), Bästa Biennalen (SE), The Vancouver Art Gallery (BC), The Power Plant (ON) and Flat Time House’s first issue of NOIT (UK). In Fall 2017, they released Multiple Elementary, a book that explores the elementary school classroom as a site of invention and reception of contemporary art practices, published by YYZBOOKS. They are recipients of the 2016 Ian Wallace Award for Teaching Excellence (Emily Carr University of Art + Design) and a 2017 Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Public Art (City of Vancouver). The duo are currently longlisted for the 2018 Sobey Art Award, finalists will be announced May 29.
The Vancouver Art Gallery will present the BC Visual Arts Awards at a ceremony to be held May 24 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, BC.