Spell To Bring Lost Creatures Home

@ 8:00 PM

Advance Tickets: $10
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Visual artist Shary Boyle and songwriter Christine Fellows present their new interdisciplinary performance Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home.

Conceived as a series of vignettes seen through a window, Boyle’s magical drawings and collages are projected live via an overhead projector, accompanied by Fellows’ songs incorporating vocals, piano and ukelele. This handcrafted spectacle bravely explores distance and alienation, childhood and aging, imagination and resilience, in the face of a changing, challenging landscape.

Artist Biographies

Shary Boyle is a visual artist whose practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture and performance. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally. Boyle’s solo exhibition Flesh and Blood premiered at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2010, and traveled nationally throughout 2011. In addition to her work with Christine Fellows, she has performed with musical collaborators throughout the world, from the Olympia Theatre in Paris to the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. She was the 2009 recipient of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Iskowitz Award and the 2010 Hnatyshyn Award for her outstanding contribution to the visual arts in Canada. Boyle represented Canada at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. She is based in Toronto.

Christine Fellows is a songwriter, poet and interdisciplinary collaborator. She often works with choreographers, filmmakers, theatre artists and musicians to create performance works, scores and spectacles. Fellows tours internationally, and is a founding member of the Correction Line Ensemble, a six-piece group that bridges classical and contemporary music. She was Dawson City Music Festival Songwriter-in-Residence in 2011, University of British Columbia Creative Writing Writer-in-Residence in 2012-13 (where she joined the faculty in 2014), and Storyteller-in-Residence at the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture in 2013. In Fall 2014 she launched Burning Daylight, her sixth studio album and first poetry collection (ARP Books). She lives in Winnipeg.


Co-presented by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement