Understanding the self through relation between body and space

Mar 19, 2021 | Faculty of Fine Arts, JCURA, Visual Arts


Research Poster


Research Presentation

Student Biography

Jamie Oosterhuis

Jamie Oosterhuis

Undergraduate Student

Jamie Oosterhuis (she/her) lives and creates on the unceded territories of the Lkwungen peoples (Victoria, BC). She is in her final year of the Visual Arts Honours program at the University of Victoria.

Jamie has been exploring the ways in which she can decolonize the self by reclaiming her European heritage through the recreation and modernization of historical European garments. She is still in the process of examining and understanding the complexities of this type of work.

Jamie has shown work at the Audain Gallery, Kinema Studio, Habit Coffee (Victoria), and the Victoria Arts Council. She received the British Columbia Arts Council award in 2019 and the Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award in 2020.

See Jamie’s website: https://jamieoosterhuis.wixsite.com/jcura2021


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  1. Serena

    Amazing work Jamie! So glad to see Fine Arts well represented at the research fair!

    • jamie

      Thank you Serena! I appreciate it 🙂

  2. Jaiya Anka, PhD Candidate (AHVS)

    Dear Jamie,
    Your work is so creative, poignant and thought-provoking. I really appreciate how you are working through such questions and implications through textiles and dress. The design of your poster is also very compelling! I am looking forward to learning more through your website.
    Thank you for creating such meaningful works!

    • jamie oosterhuis

      thank you so much for this comment Jaiya, i really appreciate it! i’m glad you were able to get so much from it.

  3. Caroline Allen

    I love this project!!!. completely resonate with the importance of (re)connecting with ancestry/ancestors as white settlers and especially in tangible material practices…like fiber arts!!!! I am a knitter myself but interested in sewing (particularly hand sewing). would love to chat. this is embarrassing since this comment is public but here’s my insta lol @rainbowtrout2020

  4. Allegra Stevenson-Kaplan

    This is such fascinating work, Jamie!! I’m proud of you and your accomplishments. Can’t wait to see what you do next (-:


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