NWXR 2022-23

This season of XR built upon the pilot season in new and exciting ways, supporting 4 artists in residence and bringing together a new community of mentors and partners. Season participants gathered at Emily Carr University of Art + Design on March 30, 2023 to celebrate and witness a public work-in-progress sharing with the larger community. This season also saw a continuing pilot of the XR Audience in Residence project. 

NWXR 2022-23 resourced the development of up to 4 XR projects with skills building workshops, mentorship with senior artists, consultation with technologists, access to gear and studio space, and XR resource sharing. Project leaders Gemma Crowe and Sierra Megas built a focus on process, research, and capacity building. Participants had the opportunity to work closely with the New Works team and XR mentors to develop their project, while engaging in one-on-one consultations with New Work’s XR network (including the New Works team, mentors, workshop facilitators and technologists), and learning alongside peer artists. Over the course of an 8 week residency participants gained sustainable skills and knowledge in support of their unique XR project interest. 

danielle Mackenzie Long - XR Artist

James Albers - XR Artist

Sarah U - XR Artist

Simran Sachar - XR Artist


Gemma Crowe - XR Program Director 

Sierra Megas - XR Program Manager


danielle Mackenzie Long - Artist in Residence 

James Albers - Artist in Residence 

Sarah U - Artist in Residence 

Simran Sachar - Artist in Residence 


Freya Björg Olafson - XR Mentor 

Ian Garrett, Toaster Lab - XR Mentor 

Nancy Lee - XR Mentor 

Ian Lavery - XR Mentor

XR Partners

Casey Koyczan 

Jay Dodge, Boca del Lupo

Carey Dodge, Boca del Lupo 

Emmalena Fredriksson 

Caroline MacCaull, Chimerik 似不像 Collective

Sammy Chien, Chimerik 似不像 Collective

Emily Carr University of Art + Design 

New Media Gallery


Anvil Centre 

Canada Council for the Arts Digital Greenhouse Grant

Emily Carr University of Art + Design 

Basically Good Media Lab


New Media Gallery Educational Partnership