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Self-Location Workshop “There’s no wrong answer to say who you are.” 

Hjalmer Wenstob

Tlehpik Hjalmer Wenstob was raised on Tzartus island in Barkley Sound. Hjalmer is Nuu-Chah-Nulth from the Tla-O-Qui-Aht First Nations on his father’s side, and Norwegian and English on his mother’s side. He is an interdisciplinary artist who specializes in sculpture and carving and has a master’s degree in visual arts from the University of Victoria.  

Self-Location Workshop

Self-Location Workshop “There’s no wrong answer to say who you are.” 

Hjalmer Wenstob


Saturday, noon - 4 pm

October 14 

COST:  $50 (supplies included)

No experience necessary

Maximum 15 students


This workshop is funded by CKCA and EoD.


This workshop invites participants to come together to learn from each other and from Nuu-chah-nulth artist Hjalmer Wenstob, to begin the important, albeit uncomfortable, conversations around cultural appropriation. Grounded in a Nuu-chah-nulth understanding of identity, place, land and home, participants are invited to first ground their perspective in their own introspection, through a written self-location writing exercise inspired from Hjalmer's work teaching Indigenous Studies at Camosun College.  


Through this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to engage in important conversations around identity and cultural appropriation, and then come together to transform that introspection work into art - by applying our self-awareness into a lino-cut art piece. 


Participants will engage in a series of activities culminating in a unique linocut print of their making. You do not need to have prior experience to join this workshop, all experience levels are welcome and supplies are included. 

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