Julia Woldmo

I am a multidisciplinary artist interested in weaving community, reflecting in nature, and constellating relationships that center curiosity. I recently completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University in Tiohtià:ke – Montreal and now live on Xwe’etay – Lasqueti Island. I work with the Lasqueti Island Nature Conservancy, tend to the Free Store, partake in beach cleanups, plant gardens, facilitate community engaged art projects, and cultivate a studio practice of my own. I am interested in collaborative practice, collective emergence, and story as it relates to our bodies and the land encompassing them. Growing up on the unceded Coast Salish Territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations – North Vancouver, instilled in me a reverence for the cyclical patterns in nature unique to the Pacific Northwest as well as a receptivity for the stories of place which shaped my sense of home.

In gratitude I am joining the XLAP team, contributing to the lost streams and wetlands research by connecting with knowledge holders on island to map the transformed ecology and unearth layered histories by means of conversation and archival research. Continuously, I am learning, growing, and connecting as an ally in support of the strengthening, resurgence, and flourishing of the Indigenous nations and their ancestors who know this land as home.