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Hayley Millar Baker awarded Collingwood Yards First Nations Studio Residency

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Photographer and film-maker Hayley Millar Baker is the recipient of the Collingwood Yards First Nations Studio Residency, announced by the Collingwood Yards First Peoples’ Reference Group today.


The studio residency offers a free space for 24 months to a single artist or duo, located in the second floor studio complex of Collingwood Yards’ Perry Street Building. Hayley Millar Baker will take up her residency at the first available opportunity, using the time and space to work on upcoming commissions.

Hayley said “I’m very excited to be awarded the First Nations Studio Residency at Collingwood Yards. It has come at a pivotal moment in my camera career where I’m stepping into a new chapter of my practice, a reinvention, with new mediums and narratives.”

Hayley  is a First Nations woman and research-based artist who uses modes of photography and film to interrogate the way memories are made through acts of remembering and misremembering. She reflects upon the potential for recollections and accounts to become improvised and embellished. Hayley explores human experiences through a narrative-guided lens that is non-exclusive and non-linear. She is represented by Vivien Anderson Gallery. 

Further details about the Residency program, Collingwood Yards and the First People’s Reference Group are available here.

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