Junction Artist in Residence Program
Henry Navarro- 2018 Junction Artist in Residence
Henry Navarro is an interdisciplinary artist and designer and a fashion professor at Ryerson University, Toronto. He was selected for the 2018 JAR Program based on his experience creating site-specific fashion projects in diverse communities. During the 2018 JAR program, Henry spent time in different areas of our community getting to know community members, and the natural environment that surrounds us. He started to collect inspiration from these experience, — from the animals, structures, plants, stories, First Nations culture and history. Using this inspiration, Henry created ‘The Junction Collection: A Site Specific Fashion Project’, a collection of garments that reflect the dualities of life in the Yukon.
To learn more about Henry’s project, The Junction Collection, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/junctionCollection/
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What is “Sewing Through a Landscape”?
The Junction Artist in Residence Program is a three month-long artist in residence experience, where the artist will be immersed in the culture, landscape and community of the Kluane region. The artist will capture this experience by creating a piece or collection of wearable art or fashion.
This residency uses fashion as the focus as a way to connect to the local and traditional fashions and textiles of the Kluane region and Yukon Territory at large. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Canadian fashion and textile artists as it is one of the only residencies of its kind. The JAR program provides a challenging yet rewarding experience for the artist, due to its length and of course the choice of fashion as a non-conventional medium for residency programs.
How can one support/ benefit of this program?
As a partner with the JAR program, you can support us in many ways;
1) Reaching out to the artist during the residency.
2) Donating textiles, clothing, fabric, and other relevant materials for the artist’s endeavors.
3) Visit or participate in JAR related events, receptions and presentations for the 2018 Program.
4) Sign up for the JAM Mailing List to be updated with offerings and requests related to the JAR Program.
5) Share your knowledge of textiles, fashion & other creative practices with the artist.
6) Participate in or volunteer for JAR programming.
7) Consider giving affordable or free housing for the artist in residence. This housing will serve as accommodation and/or a studio space.
8) Promote your business or organization by becoming an official program sponsor.
Art is a fundamental base of healthy community growth.