Creatively Rooted to Our Climate
January 31, 8:30am - 10:00am PST. Hosted at KWENCH
part of a series on Roots
About the speaker
Colton Hash is an emerging artist who currently resides as an uninvited guest on Lekwungen territories of Vancouver Island. Hash’s practice is inspired by the wild and anthropogenic landscapes that surround him. Hash studied Computer Science, Visual Arts and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. He integrates his multidisciplinary foundations to create multimedia artworks that foster engagement with contemporary environmental and political issues. Hash was a finalist for the 2019 Emerging Digital Artist Award (EQ Bank) and was the inaugural artist and residence for Ocean Networks Canada. Hash’s politically oriented practice has received regional recognition with the Witness Legacy Award for Social Purpose and Responsibility Through Art (ProArt Alliance).
How can art facilitate creative understandings of climate change? Digital media artist Colton Hash will present his story of creating artworks that are inspired by his experiences of ecosystem collapse and adaptation. This presentation will focus on the importance of strengthening intellectual, intuitive and emotional roots to local environments as we consider our uncertain future. This Creative Mornings event invites participants to gather and consider how we can learn and draw inspiration from nature amidst ecological collapse.