Recent News and Media of Simone's Work
Sept 2020: NATIONAL WINNER - BMO 1st! Art Competition
Winning National artwork, "It Matters" from a selection of nearly 400 nominees
June 2020: Yahoo!Life
These artists are creating powerful portraits of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor: 'Art is a tool for me to raise my voice'
Simone Saunders and Tekikki Walker talk about friendship from across borders and recent events of the Black Lives Matter Movement
“Through the weaving and the fibres, you think of the language of weaving and the interconnectedness. There’s a direct connection to my ancestry and really building these tactile, colourful, vibrant textiles" - Saunders
Simone Saunders speaks to Doug Dirks about the pandemic, not being able to attend convocation for her Graduation from AUArts and on crossing borders with her artistic collaboration.
May 2020: GalleriesWest
"She just finished art school, but Calgary's Simone Saunders is getting international exposure for her politically charged textile art".
May 2020: Ohio News - Oberlin Review
"Walker and Saunders named their series This Ain’t No Video Game, We Want Outta This Circus. The project includes four pieces, two from each artist. Together, the pieces form a conversation about navigating a history of enslavement, perpetual discrimination, race-based politics, and heightened racial tensions during COVID-19.
March 2020: The Social Distancing Festival
A collaboration reflecting on race and the pandemic between artists Tekikki Walker ad Simone Saunders has crossed borders
Featured Artist Alumni Talk via the Alberta University of the Arts.
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"What're You At?" with Tom Power
CBC Canadian Television Show - Episode Ten Segment