Lindsay Kirker, a second year Masters of Fine Arts student, was recently awarded the Audain Foundation Travel Award. The Audain Foundation supports the visual arts in British Columbia, offering awards to arts organizations, galleries and to individual artists.
The travel award was established this past year for BFA or MFA students at five major institutions in the province, University of British Columbia Okanagan, University of British Columbia Vancouver, Emily Carr University or Art and Design, Simon Franser University, and the University of Victoria.
The award is for $7500 to one student per university to allow them to travel to destinations of their choice to view artworks and projects that will foster their practice and research.
Lindsay was nominated by faculty members in the Visual Arts program at UBC Okanagan, noting that she is both an outstanding artist and scholar.
Lindsay intends to travel to Fort St. John, BC to meet with stakeholders connected with the Site C dam project in order to learn about the social, economic and ecological management of the project in order to develop a greater understanding of the complexity of our relationship with the land.