Bracken Hanuse Corlett Artist Lecture: Career Development in Media Art

Saturday, May 4 – 2 PM to 4:30 PM
at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
710 Rosser Avenue, Unit 2 – Brandon

Admission is free and all are welcome

As part of the Manitoba Digital Initiatives Program, the AGSM has invited west coast artist Bracken Hanuse Corlett to provide an artist lecture on career development strategies for those interested in developing a self-directed career in independent media art.

Part artist talk and part case study, Corlett will talk about how he has developed his career path as an artist – both from an artistic vision framing, as well as the more logistical elements and career development strategies that all play a role in becoming a working artist.


Bracken Hanuse Corlett is an interdisciplinary artist hailing from the Wuikinuxv and Klahoose Nations. He began working in theatre and performance in 2001 and eventually transitioned towards his current practice that fuses painting and drawing with digital-media, audio-visual performance, animation and narrative. He is a graduate of the En’owkin Centre of Indigenous Art and went to Emily Carr University of Art and Design for Visual Arts. He has studied Northwest Coast art, carving and design from acclaimed Heiltsuk artists Bradley Hunt and his sons Shawn Hunt and Dean Hunt. He was a recipient of the 2014 BC Creative Achievement Award for Aboriginal Art and has recently received public art commissions from the City of Vancouver and the City of Victoria. He splits time between the confines of his studio in the Downtown Eastside and his home on the Sunshine Coast.

Some of his notable exhibitions, performances and screenings have been at Grunt Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, Unit PITT Projects, Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver Art Gallery (FUSE), Institute of Modern Art – Brisbane, Three Walls Gallery – Chicago, Paramount Theater – Seattle, Ottawa International Animation Festival, SAW Gallery, Royal BC Museum, Open Space, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Urban Shaman, Mackenzie Art Gallery, ImagineNATIVE and Toronto International Film Festival.