Heidi McKenzie – Surrey Muse

Heidi McKenzie is a Toronto-based ceramic artist, arts journalist and ceramic arts reviewer who has exhibited and been collected nationally and internationally. Her work engages issues of identity, and belonging, seeking to transcend Eurocentricism. She is the recipient of Craft Ontario Awards and Best in Show Ontario Artists Association Biennial Award. Work from a 2019 solo exhibition was acquired by Global Affairs Canada. As an artist of colour, Heidi is an active convener of critical discussion and writing around issues of race and migration. She moderated a panel on the Decolonization of Clay at the 2019 Australian International Ceramics Triennale; the Paradox of Identity, at NCECA’s 50th in 2017; and was to exhibit in a four-woman show, ‘Disruption’ at NCECA 2020 in Richmond, Virginia, disrupting the male-dominated hetero-normative contemporary canon. Heidi completed her Diploma in Crafts & Design at Sheridan College, Canada, in 2012 and an MFA in Curatorial Practice and Art Criticism at the Ontario College of Art & Design University in 2014.

Visit Heidi’s website
heidimckenzie.ca
Heidi’s Instagram
@heidi.artist
Contact Heidi
heidi.mckenzie@gmail.com

At the April 24 virtual gathering of Surrey Muse, Heidi will be the Featured Artist. More about the event is here: april-24-2020

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Sana Janjua – Surrey Muse

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Sana Janjua is a poet, performer and playwright. Her writings have been published at The Laaltain and Uddari Weblog, and she has presented monologues at various cultural and literary venues. Her play Migration, written and directed for a group of Pakistani-Canadian youth, expresses the experience of loneliness and pathos of (forced) migration and exile. Her monologue Smaller Names explores the dynamics of silencing of women’s voices/stories, and the trauma and shame they endure as they speak. As well, her poems and monologues focus on the invalidating environments produced by neoliberalism. She has hosted events to commemorate Poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Women’s International Day, Surrey Muse, and numerous book launching ceremonies for authors. Sana is now working on a full-length play and a chapbook of her poetry and essays. She is a Founding Member and the President of Surrey Muse. Sana is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, and enjoys working in the field of mental health.

View Sana’s poems
uddari.wordpress.com
Contact Sana
sanajanjua@gmail.com

At the March 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Sana will be the Open Mic Opener. More information about the event is here: march-25-gathering

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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Katzie,
Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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