I am a cultural worker living in Vancouver BC Canada, on unceded Coast Salish Territories. I hold a BFA in Visual Art from UBC and my interdisciplinary art practice includes printmaking, performance, public intervention, and installation. I also do some bookbinding and bobbin lace. I am a step-parent of two children, aged 15 and 12, and former curator of a community museum.

My crafts and small handmade chapbooks are sold under the name Ballast Canting, and can be found at local book, craft, and zine fairs, and in the collections of the lowercase reading room at the Regional Assembly of Text and the Vancouver Public Library. I’ve also tabled at Word Vancouver, Canzine Toronto, and Canzine Vancouver.

My work was shortlisted in 2017 for Broken Pencil Magazine‘s first ever BP Zine Awards, in the category of art zine.

In 2006, I co-founded the New Voices collective, a group whose projects included the editing and publication of New Voices: An Anthology by Chinese Canadians of Post-1967 Diaspora in Lower Mainland BC, an art installation at Gallery Gachet, and a performance piece at the Museum of Vancouver.

Write to me at heatherjoantam {at} gmail {dot} com


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