Allison is a writer, artist, filmmaker and facilitator based on Haida Gwaii.

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Allison is a self taught visual artist calling the space between her kitchen and living room her studio. 


arts Leadership

2017 - Haida Gwaii Museum Fundraising & Art Auction Consultant

2016 - Current, Haida Gwaii Arts Council, Visual Arts Chair

2016 All Islands' Art Show Curator

2016 Haida Gwaii Museum Art Auction Coordinator


Writing

In Print

Northword Magazine: Strengthening Families, 2017

Northword Magazine: Above/Below Photo Essay in collaboration with Joseph Crawford, 2017

Northword Magazine: Restoring the Balance, 2017

Dote Magazine: Piece by Piece, 2016 Spring Issue

Online

Thought Catalog: For When You're Finally Able to Connect The Dots

Yes And Yes: Mini Travel Guide: Haida Gwaii

Calgary is Awesome Social Good Editor. 
Interviewed, researched, photographed and wrote the following pieces:

  • 5 Awesome Co-Working Spaces

  • Breakfast Of Community Champions

  • The Hipster Dating Guide

  • 5 Awesome Community Associations Doing 5 Awesome Things

  • Container Bar: Reimagining An Unused Alleyway

  • Nailed It! Calgary's First Tool Library

  • Experience Calgary's Sidewalk Ballet

Thrive Network CED Writer
Interviewed, researched, photographed and wrote the following pieces:

  • Vecova: Breaking The Barriers To Employment In Calgary
  • Leaf Ninjas: Collectively Fighting The Urban Battle For Local Food!
  • Downtown Food: Making A Habit Of Supporting Local
  • How To Adapt To Gentrification & Ensure Community Engagement. A Kensington Story.
  • The Hidden Value Of Intrapreneurs
  • What Do I Want To Do For A Living?
  • Calgary Is Buzzing With Urban Beekeeping, Thanks To Eliese Watson
  • Mountain Equipment Co-Op: A Thriving Co-Op, Community Engagement Leader & Sustainability Champion!
  • What Is A Co-Operative?
  • What Is A Social Enterprise?
  • Good Company: Changing The Way Calgarians Think About Business & Meaningful Employment!

ART

Group Exhibits & Shows

Above / Below - Smithers Art Gallery
Smithers,  February 2019

Eyes of Society: Art Traditional Knowledge and the Watchmen of Haida Gwaii - Bateman Centre
Victoria, June - July 2018

Syria Film Festival Fundraiser and Art Auction
Toronto, 2017

Above / Below -  Queen B's Coffee House
Haida Gwaii, July 2017

Nature - Queen B's Coffee House
Haida Gwaii, December 2016

 


FILM

Eyes of Society (9:08) 
Air Canada In-Flight Entertainment, Selected for the Banff Mountain Film Festival, Explorer's Club Film Festival and DC Short Film Festival 2017