Harriet Taylor

Harriet Taylor (she/her) has had a long career in the arts as teacher, administrator and practitioner. Recently she has found purpose in channeling her creativity into advocacy for change and social action through art. Hailing from a background where humility and determination meet, she strives to draw viewers into a discourse about the struggles faced by many.  Without seeking the limelight for herself she works to create an avenue where emotions and societal disparities converge.   “I feel honoured to be part of this community- engaged transdisciplinary journey. My experience in working on ‘Building Home’ has helped me to gain some understanding of these youth, invisible by their ability to manoeuvre through their environment while hiding their homelessness.  In this instance the transformative power of art for social action unveils the unspoken challenges of homeless youth, giving them visibility and opportunities to rewrite their own narratives and build their way home.”


Emily Blair

Emily Blair is a weaver and cultural worker based in unsurrendered and unceded traditional Wolastoqey land, known as Fredericton, New Brunswick. Blair’s work involves woven pattern design, textile based installations, and multi-media collaborations. Her artistic practice developed during her studies at NBCCD, where she received a diploma in Textile Design and in the Foundation of Visual Arts Program. Blair subsequently moved to Tiohtià:ke/Montréal and completed her BFA at Concordia University, Majoring in Fibre and Material Practices. During her time at Concordia, Blair worked closely with artist-run centers like Art Matters Festival and the VAV Gallery, organizing exhibition events throughout the city and was nominated as a fellow of the Milieux Institute of Art in the Textiles and Materiality Research Cluster. Now, she returns to New Brunswick as the Executive Director of Connexion Artist-Run Centre.


Charles Harding

Charles Harding is a sound artist residing in Fredericton, NB. He has over a decade of experience in music composition and facilitation, focusing on computer-based music creation. Harding completed formal training in electroacoustic composition at Concordia University in 2022, leading to his recent release, "Rain Beast" (June 2022, Patient Records), featuring soundscapes from New Brunswick and Montreal, highlighting human-nature relationships. Harding has a robust production background, contributing to hundreds of events across eastern Canada. Notably, he coordinated SIGHT+SOUND 2022, a digital arts festival nominated for the Conseil des arts de Montréal’s 37th Grand Prix award. Harding is also a member of the electroacoustic composers collective, Trajectories, which released "Blood & Breath" in February 2023. Additionally, he performed a live soundscape set with Trajectories at Nuit blanche à Montrèal, which became the "Prisma" live EP/video. In fall 2023, Harding and fellow Trajectories collaborators will embark on a residency in Kökar, Finland, to explore coastal sounds.


Our Partners

A sincere thank you to all our partners for helping bring this project to life. Your contributions show support for youth across the province.