Art Trade Invite

Special Project

Hannah Doerksen and sophia bartholomew have poured their two hearts into a project this last year and a half, and they would love to trade a copy of it with you!

They’ve been collaborating on a publication called Solutions to the Problem of Staying Alive which takes the form of a package that includes a collection of zines and artist multiples. It has been created as a continuation of their ongoing conversations – supporting each other in navigating the difficulties of being sensitive, lonely, sentient beings in this less-than-ideal, yet weirdly wondrous world. 

Instead of selling copies the artists are asking friends and strangers to send them something as an exchange! There’s a google form where you can enter your information and request a copy with a scouts honour type understanding that you will send something in return! We will cover the cost of shipping the publication to you, and you will cover the cost of shipping your trade to us. 

Below are some suggestions of the types of things you may want to trade, but the decision is all up to you! 

Click here to download a text only version of trade suggestions

There are a limited number of copies, and we will be distributing them using a first-come-first-served type prioritization. Once we’ve received your completed google form, we’ll confirm that we still have copies left to trade.

Hannah Doerksen (she/her) is a Calgary-based artist who received a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2012. During her studies, Doerksen attended the New York Studio Residency Program in Brooklyn, and the California College of Art in San Francisco. Since graduating, she has exhibited in Brazil, the United Kingdom, the United States, and throughout Canada. Recently, Doerksen has presented major projects at the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Walter Phillips Gallery, Centre Clark, Untitled Art Society, and The Art Gallery of Guelph.

sophia bartholomew (they/them) is a non-binary person and interdisciplinary artist who uses text and textiles, objects and photographs, performance and video to explore inter-subjectivity, reciprocity, physical fragility and decay. They are descended from Norwegian immigrants on Treaty 3 territory, and English and Irish settlers in Toronto. Since graduating with their BFA from UBC in 2012, their practice has been guided by open-ended conversation and collaborative work with other artists.

Art Trade Invite


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