Jenny Hawkinson is a visual artist working in the unceded Coast Salish lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (Vancouver, BC). Her arts practice seeks to be socially engaged and explores nuances of displacement, contested territory and public space through a range of media; including video, soundscape, textiles, sculpture and installation art. While these themes are not explicitly referenced, they provide the landscape for which her work exists.
Hawkinson’s process is place-based and fuelled through creative research practices. She works with found materials to understand the world(s) around her. Her work playfully dances between politics and the poetic with the hope of subverting embedded meaning and creating space for dialogue.