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✶ HEATHER DAWN SPARKS

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EDUCATION

2005-2008 Sculpture Arts, BFA. Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC               

2005 International Exchange, Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea

2003-2005 Visual Arts Degree, Malaspina University, Nanaimo BC

 

ARTS ADMINISTRATION                                                                          

2015-2018  President, Board of Directors, Lookout Arts Quarry, BellinghamWA

2015-2018  Artist in Residency Program Coordinator, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA              

2013-2018  Artistic Director, Sh'bang! A Festival of Ideas, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA

 

VISUAL ART & SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

2018 Set Design, Ragmop Theatre's Hotel Vortruba

2018 Shadow Sail Theatre, Ambient Performance, The Magic Party, Vancouver BC

2018 Shadow effects and photography for Devon More's Subatomic Pop Opera

2018 Shadow photography for paper cut songstress Mattea Made

2017 Shadow Sail Theatre, Interactive Installation, Winter Solstice Lantern Festival, Vancouver BC

2017 Shadow Stage Design and Workshop, ArtsWells Festival, Wells BC

2017 Shadow Stage Design and Installation, Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, Vancouver BC                                                                                                                                                                                    2017 Moth & Fwomb, Interactive Installation, Oregon Eclipse Festival, Big Summit Prairie, OR

2017 Gift Horse, Set Design, Props, Performance, Canada & USA tour

2017 Habitats, Shadow Pop-Up Book Set Design, Vancouver BC

2017 Cardboard Island, Imagined Landscapes, Winterupption Festival, Vancouver BC

2017 Shadow Sail Theatre, Interactive Installation, Kapow! Pop up Plaza, Bellingham WA

2017 Woven Fence, Vancouver International Children's Festival, Vancouver BC

2016/2017 Falling Awake, Shadow Director and Set Design, Canada & USA tour

2016 Westward Ho's! Immersive Spaghetti Western Dinner Comedy, Performance, Bellingham WA

2016 Is You Is, Shadow Music Trailer, High Step Society, Eugene OR                                                    

2016 Shadow Sail Theatre, interactive, Celebrate the Night, Maple Ridge, BC                                    

2016 Shadow Sail Theatre, interactive, Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, Vancouver BC                      

2016 The Currency of Belief, Shadow Directing and Set Design, Tel-Aviv Israel                              

2016 Woven Fence, Vancouver International Children's Festival, Vancouver BC                                

2016 Shadow Sails and Stage Set, The Field Gathering, Winlaw BC

2015 Odds Are, Props, Costumes, Performance, Oregon Country Fair, Veneta OR

2015 Transformational Puppetry, OSU Library Fund, Accra, Ghana

2015 Emergency Circus Performance, Syrian Refuge Camp, Nuremberg Germany                           

2015 Chute, Castle in the Sky, Interactive Installations, Port of Vancouver & VICF, Vancouver BC

2015 Shadow Sail Theatre, Sh'bang! A Festival of Ideas, Bellingham WA

2015 Shadow Sail Theatre, Interactive, Lightcatcher Museum, Bellingham WA                  

2015 River Fence & Shadows, Interactive Installation, Renfrew Ravine Moon Fest, Vancouver BC    

2014 Wave, Lululemon SeaWheeze Festival, Vancouver BC

2014 Mantle, Art Installation, Caldera Arts, Sisters OR

2014 Illuminated Forest, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver BC

2014 Tin Horse, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens and Chinese Cultural Centre, CACV, UBC, Vancouver BC

2014 Ocean, Transformation Projects, Rocky Mountaineer Railway Station, Vancouver BC

2014 Snake, Parade of Lost Souls, Vancouver BC

2014 River Fence, Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, Vancouver BC

2014 Dragon, Interactive, Vancouver International Children's Festival, Vancouver BC

2013 Yipee Ki Yay Cabaret, Shadow Set Design and Puppeteer, New Orleans LA and Veneta OR

2013 Lead Installation Artist, Parade of Lost Souls, Vancouver BC

2013 Triad, Installation, Illuminaries Lantern Festival, Vancouver BC

2013 Hydra, Interactive Installation, Vancouver International Children's Festival, Vancouver BC

2013 Tin Horse, Renfrew Moon Festival, Vancouver BC

2013 Community Engaged Puppetry, New Old Time Chautauqua,  WA & OR Tour

2013 Sufi Journeys, Set Design, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver BC

2012/2013 Shoestring Rocking Horse, Set Designer, Costumes, Props, Performance, Veneta OR

2012 Lace Forest, Parade of Lost Souls, Vancouver BC

2012 Bicycle Arpeggio, Interactive, Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, Nevada

2012 Lace Chandelier, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver BC

2012 Shrine, Sculpture Artist, Envision Festival, Costa Rica

2012 Musical Playground, Interactive Installation, Vancouver International Children's Festival, BCs

2012 Obstructions - A Place Called Whisper, Immersive Set Design, Pi-Theatre, Vancouver BC

2011 Hard Times Hit Parade, Immersive Set Design, Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, Vancouver BC

2011 Lace Alley, Parade of Lost Souls, Vancouver BC

2011 Passage, Immersive Installation, Winter Solstice Lantern Festival, Vancouver BC

2010 Soon the Space Will Be Too Small, Immersive Set Design, Cultch Theatre, Vancouver BC

2010 A Most Peculiar Machine, Shadow Puppeteer, ArtStarts Artists In Classrooms, BC

2010 Bobs and Lolo’s Musical Adventures, Set Design, T.V. Series, Vancouver BC

2009 The Village Project, Immersive Set Design, Dusty Flowerpot Co, Vancouver BC

2009 Dying City, Set Design, Late Show Productions, Vancouver BC

2009 The Listening Jar, Set Design and Puppetry, Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, Vancouver BC

 

SELECT PRIVATE COMMISSIONS

2017 Fiddlehead Tiny Homes, Bellingham WA

2017 Cedar Stage, 26’x 45’ Bellingham WA

2016 Sunroom, Bellingham WA

2016 Glass Deck, David Wight Glass Arts, Bellingham WA 

2016 Box Box, Tiny Home, Bellingham WA

2016 Tree Pod, Bellingham WA

2015 Cedar Stage, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA 

2015 Poof, Portable Artist Studio, Bellingham WA

2014 The Cloud, Tiny Home, Spark Design, Bellingham WA                                                                

2012 Warehouse Dance Studio, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA

 

FEATURES AND AWARDS

2016 Artist talk, Roundhouse Radio, Vancouver BC

2015 Grant Recipient, Burning Man Global Arts Grant

2015 Grant Recipient, Kapow! Place-making, Sustainable Connections, Bellingham WA

2015 Keynote Speaker, PechaKucha, Bellingham WA

2014 Keynote Speaker, Creative Mornings, Vancouver BC

2013 Grant Recipient, BC Creative Communities

2013 Artist Talk, University of British Columbia & Community Arts Council, Vancouver, BC                

2012 Artist in Residency, Penasco Theatre, Penasco NM

 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

2018 Water in the Desert Butoh College, Haruko Crow Nishimura of Degenerate Art Ensemble

2018 Bouffon Intensive, Nathaniel Justiniano of Naked Embire Bouffon Company

2018 ShadowBody Butoh Intensive, Adam Koan

2016/2017 two 3 month long bouffon/clown labs, Deanna Fleysher of Naked Comedy

2016 Action Theatre Improvisational Training, Ruth Zaporah

2011 Creative Character Development and Personal Transformation through Clown

         Three Month Long Intensive with David MacMurray Smith, Vancouver BC