Natalie Purschwitz

Natalie Purschwitz is an artist living and working on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ First Nations, also known as Vancouver. Her research draws on modes of making that include collecting, accumulating, arranging, editing, and writing. She is curious about the ways that landscapes are shaped by humans and nonhumans, through systems of organization, networks of support, and ruptures within these systems. By reconfiguring everyday objects and elemental substances, Purschwitz creates conditions for material events.

Talks & Events

  • Marbled Past: Botanical Geo-scaping on Paper (drop-in)

    July 9, 2022

    Saturday, July 9, 1–4pm

    Can time be compressed into a continuous imprint of itself? For this drop-in with Natalie Purschwitz, we look to geology for inspiration as we experience a transformational process. Using vegetable, botanical, and mineral “inks” dropped onto a seaweed size, you’re invited to marble (or pebble) your own piece of paper: a small token of time materialized.

  • Third Space: Writing Workshop

    June 23, 2022

    Max capacity: 15 people

    This poetry-oriented writing workshop uses Homi K. Bhabha’s Third Space Theory as an entry point for a guided writing prompt.  Using language as a material we will collect and arrange words and phrases in a way that gives them new shape.  Please bring 3 or more books of interest (at least one with pictures!) to use as source material and inspiration.

    RSVP to join in-person for free via Eventbrite.

  • Devonian Divinations: Paper Oracle Dip (drop-in workshop)

    June 18, 2022

    Saturday, June 18, 1–4pm

    We are the stuff of stars, imprinted across deep time.

    Bring a question for the future, or the past.

    What signs will emerge through this material event?