Meet the Artists

Currently, a Visiting Research Fellow at Thompson Rivers University, Marnie Badham is a socially-engaged artist - researcher in Canada and Australia engaging communities in questions of place, identity and cultural value. At RMIT University in Melbourne, her research examines the role of the artist in society, hospitality and dislocation. Marnie lectures in ‘Art in Public Space’ and has expertise in cultural policy and community-based evaluation. Emily Dundas Oke is an emerging curator, artist and researcher currently based in Kamloops, pursuing a degree in Philosophy and Visual Arts at Thompson Rivers University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of artmaking and social history, which has resulted in collaborative transdisciplinary projects both within Canada and abroad. As an art educator, Emily has worked with the Kamloops Art Gallery, South Kamloops Secondary School, Arbor Aboriginal Collective, and the Boys and Girls Club.