Ulla Laidlaw

Ulla Laidlaw is a Toronto-bred and Vancouver-based artist whose work explores poetic representations of loss and its interaction with the ethereal, pursuits of truth, and investigations of the artistic spirit.  Practicing in multiple forms, her theatre direction, video, dramaturgy, installation and performance work has been presented by CBC Arts: Exhibitionists, Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week, SummerWorks Performance Festival, Arta Gallery (Toronto), the MT Space, Vines Festival and Jasper Short Film Festival. Trained at the University of Guelph (ON) in Drama and Psychology (BAH), Ulla has furthered her education through work positions with Native Earth Performing Arts, An Indi(e)n Rights Reserve, Cahoots Theatre, Obsidian Theatre, Uncanny House, Playwrites Theatre Centre, Pacific Theatre and Raven Spirit Dance. She has served as a Dory Jury Member (Toronto) and a Jessie Jury Member (Vancouver) and is currently a member of the Board for Creative Dominion.  She is currently developing Sanctuary, an immersive-participatory installation on peace with climate change.