Current Research


Between March 4 and March 12, 2023 (Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm until 4pm), the playing WITH – playing OUT exhibition will be at arc.hive artist-run centre (2516 Bridge Street, Victoria BC). In this exhibition, artists Caroline Boileau and Natasha S. Reid explore ideas related to consent through artistic objects and actions. As the artwork is grounded in participation, visitors are invited to actively engage with the work and contribute to the artistic processes and products.


The exhibition is part of a research project (Situating a University Gallery as a Community Learning Site for Addressing Sexual Violence)* conducted by Natasha Reid (Assistant Professor, Art Education, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction). This research is investigating how participatory artistic practices can assist in situating a university gallery and an off-campus gallery as community learning sites for addressing sexual violence. If you choose to contribute to the artwork in this exhibition, your contributions will be included in the documentation, analysis, and dissemination of the research.


As part of this research, Natasha will observe and take notes about visitors’ interactions with her and with the artwork. As well, non-identifiable photographs and videos of participants’ interactions with the art may be taken during the exhibition. Natasha or her research assistant will obtain participants’ verbal consent prior to taking photos.


If you would like more information about this project, please contact Natasha ( or 250-721-7896).


*This project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. IMPACTS: Collaborations to Address Sexual Violence on Campus; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Grant Number: 895-2016-1026, Project Director, Shaheen Shariff, Ph.D., James McGill Professor, McGill University.