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Victoria, BC

Artwork Statement

The artist's interest with this work revolves around recreating historical garments as a way to connect to her European ancestral traditions. Fascinated by forgotten beauty, labour, techniques of creation, and functional or anti-functional purposes, she both reconstructs extant originals by using historical patterns and materials and replicates garments with updated techniques and modern fabrics. By wearing and documenting these garments, she attempts to understand how these historical pieces can be worn by her modern body on colonized lands. The artist is conscious of the history of her ancestors upon Turtle Island and is set on questioning how this shapes her work.


Framed inkjet print on semi-matte photo paper, framed


40" x 33"

About the Artist

Jamie Oosterhuis (she/her) explores narrative, the body, and how to further understand the self through making. She graduated from UVic's Visual Arts Honours program in 2021, where she focused on photography, video, and textile works. Jamie has exhibited at the Victoria Arts Council, Audain Gallery, and Kinema Studio. She received a British Columbia Arts Council award in 2019 and a Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award in 2020/2021. Jamie lives, works, and creates on the traditional territories of the Secwépemc peoples (Salmon Arm, BC).