Hannah Jickling & Helen Reed
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Sour vs Sour, project with Queen Alexandra Elementery School, 2016. Photo : courtesy of the artists, supported through BCAC and Other Sights for Artists’ Projects

In 2016, Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed teamed up with Queen Alexandra Elementary School in Vancouver to set up Big Rock Candy Mountain. This ambitious artist residency project was conceived in collaboration with curator Vanessa Kwan and the organization Other Sights for Artists’ Projects. In recent years, Jickling and Reed have developed a remarkable expertise in collaborative projects, using confectionery as a means for reflecting on such hefty topics as wealth distribution, economic exploitation, natural resource extraction, and generational divides.

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