Welcome Amy Pitura and Jade Balogh-Callow who joined the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art this summer as the Gallery’s Collections Technicians.
Amy is currently completing her internship at the Bill Reid Gallery as a Collections Technician. This internship is the final step in the completion of her post-graduate certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship through Fleming College. Originally from Southern Ontario, Amy did her bachelor’s degree in English and Primary/Junior Education at Nipissing University before moving on to her current program. As Collections Technician, Amy hopes to contribute to the hard work done by past and present staff by continuing to improve the access and use of the collection. She enjoys organising the collection space, and working with the other Collections Technician, Jade, on different projects. Some of these projects include photographing and cataloguing new items to be added to the collection, and helping with take-down and installation of new exhibitions.
Jade Balogh-Callow is interning at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art for the 2022 summer as Collections Technician. They are settler and Kwakwaka’wakw, and member of the We Wai Kai Nation.They grew up on the unceded and ancestral territories of the xwməθkwəy̓ əm peoples, in Richmond, BC and currently resides on the territories of the xwməθkwəy̓ əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səlilwətaɬ peoples in Vancouver, BC. They are studying Visual Arts and First Nations and Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia, where they discovered a passion for artmaking and an appreciation for artistry. Jade has chosen to embrace the process of artmaking only three years ago, exploring the balance between the tedious nature of printmaking and the spontaneity of experimentation to help them better understand the world and themself.
Thank you to Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations for providing this great opportunity.