About

 
 

Navarana Igloliorte is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker living in Vancouver, BC.  She uses a variety of mediums such as stencilling, short gauge film, video, painting, printmaking and dance. Navarana often works in collaboration with community members or other artists, weaving together teachings, stories, movement and sometimes humour through reflection of our connectedness with nature and each other.

Navarana’s artwork and films have been exhibited and screened across Canada in galleries and film festivals, including imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival and the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival.  In 2017 she received a Film and Video Artists-Research/Creation Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts toward her solo exhibition, inbetweenness at the Owens Art Gallery (March 2018) in New Brunswick.

Since 2004 Navarana frequently traveled back to Labrador where she grew up to work for the Nunatsiavut  Government and Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation.  She directed documentaries and more recently, short films for the purpose of video production training and fostering collaboration between elders and youth to strengthen the swiftly changing Innu culture and language. Navarana completed her BFA at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (2003) and BEd. from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (2005).

 

 

 

Navarana Igloliorte

Vancouver, BC

navarana9@gmail.com

URL: http://www.navaranaigloliorte.com

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FILM & VIDEO WORKS



WHAT ABOUT - experimental, HD Video. Performed by Peter Morin and Aaron Wilson.  2018. 13:06 min.

MESHKANU SEND OFF - experimental, SD video with stencil installation. Pien Penashue Drumming. 2018. 10 feet x13 feet.  7:35 min.

KASSINU TSHEKUAN/EVERYTHING TOGETHER - experimental, HD video. Performed by Navarana Igloliorte, filmed by Pamela Andrew-Gough. 2017. 9:21 min.

AIDAGARA - experimental, HD video. Performed by Ayumi Goto, filmed and edited by Navarana Igloliorte. 2017. 8:06 min.

ESKIMO ROLL - experimental, HD Video. Kayaker Mark Igloliorte, filmed and edited by Navarana Igloliorte. 2016. 9:31 min.

DOMESTICATED - experimental, Super 8 film. 2015. 3:46 min.

I PRAY FOR YOU - experimental, Super 8 film & video. 2014. 4:35 min.

KUEKUATSHEU MAK MUAK/ WOLVERINE AND THE LOON - documentary/drama, HD video, 2013. 14:58 min.

TRIUMPH - experimental, 16mm.  2012. 1:30 min. 

COURAGE TO REMEMBER: STORIES OF OUR LABRADOR RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL EXPERIENCE - documentary. SD video. 2010. 54:16 min.

FREE MY SPIRIT: REBUILDING AND REDEFINING LIFE WITHOUT ALCOHOL - documentary, SD video. 2009. 46:15 min

MISHKANU- experimental documentary. SD video. 2004. 30:10 min. 

SCREENINGS & EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITION

2018

OWENS ART GALLERY, “INBETWEENNESS” Sackville, NB. March 2nd to April 4th

SCREENINGS/GROUP EXHIBITION

2018

VANCOUVER ART GALLERY, Vancouver BC. Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin: “how do you carry the land?” with Corey Bulpitt, Roxanne Charles, Navarana Igloliorte, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Haruko Okano and Juliane Okot Bitek. Curated by Tarah Hogue. What About, Aidagara

2018

THE ROOMS, St. John’s. NFLD. “Future Possibilities”. Curated by Mireille Eagan
Kassinu Tshekuan/Everything Together, Meshkanu Send off.

2018

SURREY ART GALLERY, Surrey, BC. “Land Songs, Water Songs / Chants de terre, Chants d'eau”. Video. Curated by Jordan Strom

2017

METRO STUDIO THEATRE, Victoria, BC. "Moving Images Showcase". Video/film/new media works by Primary Colours participants. Curated by Megan K. Quigley. Meshkanu Send off. 

2016

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA OKANAGAN, Creative and Critical Studies, The Video Wall. Screened during Ok’inadas/An Artist Residency- complicated reconciliations. The Wolverine and the Loon, Triumph, Domesticated

2015

BEAVERBROOK ART GALLERY “The Marion McCain Exhibition of Contemporary Atlantic Art, Writing Topography” Curated by Corinna Ghaznavi. Fredricton, NB. The Wolverine and the Loon & Triumph

STRUTS GALLERY “Super 8 Hotel Film Festival”. Sackville, NB. Domesticated 

LABRADOR INSTITUTE “Labrador/ians on film”. Curated by Mark Turner. Goose Bay, NFLD

2014

ATLANTIC FILM FESTIVAL, Halifax, NS. Wolverine and the Loon

STRUTS GALLERY “Super 8 Hotel Film Festival”. Sackville, NB. Pray For You

DAWSON CITY INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Dawson City, Yukon. Wolverine and the Loon

YELLOWKNIFE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Yellowknife, NWT.Wolverine and the Loon

ST. JOHN’S INTERNATIONAL WOMANS FILM FESTIVAL, St. John’s NFLD, Wolverine and the Loon

IMAGINENATIVE FILM & MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL, Toronto, ONT.Wolverine and the Loon

2013 

OK.QUOI?! CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL, Sackville, NB. Wolverine and the Loon

ISLAND MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL,  Charlottetown, PEI. Courage to Remember 

ST. JOHN’S INTERNATIONAL WOMANS FILM FESTIVAL, St. John’s NFLD. Courage to Remember

2012

Tête-à-Tête MEDIA TALKS, Sackville, NB.Triumph 

16MM REBORN: THE SACKVILLE FILM INITIATIVE, Sackville, NB. Triumph

2004

22nd ANNUAL PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION  Lyghtesome Gallery. Antigonish, NS 

2003

NSCAD GRAD SHOW Anna Leonowens Gallery. Halifax, NS

THIS PLACE (with Heather Igloliorte), Anna Leonowens Gallery. Halifax, Nova Scotia 2003

2002

PRINTMAKING SHOW AND SALE Anna Leonowens Gallery. Halifax, NS

 2001 

SPIRIT WORKS  Anna Leonowens Gallery. Halifax, NS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012-18

Sheshatshiu Innu First Nations/School Board/Band Council/Innu Round Table - director, facilitator, graphic design, video camera operator and editor. Sheshatshiu, NFLD

2014-15

National Film Board of Canada - conducted research and audio recordings/ photography for Foreign Love Stories documentary about foreign workers in Labrador. Goose Bay, NFLD 

2005 - 2012 

Nunatsiavut Government, Department of Health and Social Development.

Photography,  director, facilitator, graphic design, video camera operator and editor. Nunatsiavut,  NFLD 

2011 - 2015    

Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre. Board member, key organizer for Hand Made Assembly and The Sweetest Little Thing

2013- 2015

Owens Art Gallery. Acquisitions Committee for Mount Allison University. Sackville, NB

2004

Informal Architecture Residency. Work-Study position in fine arts department. The Banff Centre for the Arts. Banff, AB

2002 & 1997

Printmaking Studio Apprenticeship 

Robin Smith Peck, Printmaker. Goose Bay, NFLD

EDUCATION

2005 Bachelor’s of Education Intermediate-Secondary

Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, NL

2003 Bachelor’s of Fine Arts

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, NS

International Grenfell Association Scholarship Award

RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

2017-18 Grants to Film and Video Artists Canada Council for the Arts 

2015 New Brunswick Travel Grant Arts New Brunswick

2007 New Works Residency Visual Arts at the Banff Centre, Banff AB

Visual Arts Project Grant Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

2005 Artist in Residence -Visiting Artist Program St. Michael’s Printshop, NF