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).
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
OWENS ART GALLERY, “INBETWEENNESS” Sackville, NB. March 2nd to April 4th
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
THE ROOMS, St. John’s. NFLD. “Future Possibilities”. Curated by Mireille Eagan
Kassinu Tshekuan/Everything Together, Meshkanu Send off.
SURREY ART GALLERY, Surrey, BC. “Land Songs, Water Songs / Chants de terre, Chants d'eau”. Video. Curated by Jordan Strom
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.
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
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
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
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
Tête-à-Tête MEDIA TALKS, Sackville, NB.Triumph
16MM REBORN: THE SACKVILLE FILM INITIATIVE, Sackville, NB. Triumph
22nd ANNUAL PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION Lyghtesome Gallery. Antigonish, NS
NSCAD GRAD SHOW Anna Leonowens Gallery. Halifax, NS
THIS PLACE (with Heather Igloliorte), Anna Leonowens Gallery. Halifax, Nova Scotia 2003
PRINTMAKING SHOW AND SALE Anna Leonowens Gallery. Halifax, NS
SPIRIT WORKS Anna Leonowens Gallery. Halifax, NS
Sheshatshiu Innu First Nations/School Board/Band Council/Innu Round Table - director, facilitator, graphic design, video camera operator and editor. Sheshatshiu, NFLD
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
Owens Art Gallery. Acquisitions Committee for Mount Allison University. Sackville, NB
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
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