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Collaborate with local artists and create a community project at the Clayton Community Centre.

Claire Moore

Strike a Pose with Claire Moore

Claire has collected poses from the Clayton Heights community—poses that reflect people’s experience of the past year. Claire’s drawings explore the many ways people have been impacted and how we hold these memories in our bodies. Claire’s drawings will be on display at Clayton Community Centre this fall.

Claire Moore is a multi-media artist who lives and works near Crescent Beach. Her art practice ranges from small-scale sculptural interventions to large format oil paintings and her process is often collaborative. 

Jude Campbell

Tell Your Story with Jude

Jude Campbell is a Surrey-based artist who collects found objects and personal historical artifacts. She reconfigures these into multimedia installations to give voice to personal and community stories.

After meeting with local residents to listen to their stories, Jude will use the text from these stories to create a hanging sculpture with members of the community that will hang publicly in the Clayton Community Centre.  

A woman with glasses and a purple shirt is laughing

Play with Tamara

Tamara Unroe is a maker, a puppeteer, and a committed dumpster diver. She studied visual art at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and puppetry with Sandglass Theatre in Vermont. She has worked with artists and communities in Canada, Taiwan, Europe, and Thailand. Tamara builds large- scale puppets, shadow puppets, costumes, and sculptural installations, often incorporating found objects and sound.

Come join Tamara to explore ways to play with shadow and light in an artistic/ theatrical context. Working with the stories and images created and collected by Claire and Jude in the previous months, participants will create shadow characters and scenes, culminating in a shadow performance!

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Heal & Learn with Roxanne

Roxanne Charles of Semiahmoo First Nation is a cultural historian employing means of visual representation, oral history, and ceremony –⁠ methods which have been used by Semiahma People for thousands of years. Roxanne holds two undergraduate degrees from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and a Master of Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University.

Roxanne's work directly responds to a troubling colonial present and documents a variety of issues that reflect her life experiences such as spirituality, identity, urbanization, food security, resource extraction, trauma, and various forms of systemic violence.

Join Roxanne to learn traditional weaving techniques in a healing environment. Workshops for both youth and adults are available.

Available Courses

Register for an upcoming course at Clayton Community Arts Centre, led by our Artists in Residence. No previous art skills are required to participate.

Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt

Thursdays from October 21 to December 2, 2021

Join artist Tamara Unroe in creating and sharing shadow plays. Team up with your neighbours to tell stories of your community. No previous art-making skills required.

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Capturing COVID Reflections

Monday and Wednesdays from September 13-22, 2021

Create artwork that reflects shared experiences of the pandemic. Led by artist Jude Campbell. Final artwork will be displayed in the community. No previous art-making skills required.

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Stl' an ouk~elqele~tse~sa'le: Medicine to the Heart - Adults

Thursdays from November 4 to December 2, 2021

Gather and reflect on importance of natural world. Learn about local Indigenous history. Build relationships, up-cycle materials, and learn traditional Salish weaving techniques. Led by Semiahmoo artist Roxanne Charles.

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Stl' an ouk~elqele~tse~sa'le: Medicine to the Heart - Youth

Tuesdays from November 2-23, 2021.

Gather and reflect on importance of natural world. Learn about local Indigenous history. Build relationships, up-cycle materials, and learn traditional Salish weaving techniques. Led by Semiahmoo artist Roxanne Charles.

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Contact

Please email communityart@surrey.ca if you require any accommodations to participate.