Celluloid Only (restricted to Super 8, 16mm, and 35mm)
Grace Channer is a painter and multi-media visual artist. In 1993 a film about her work and the political context of being a black woman artist and working in the cultural industry in Canada was made through the National Film Board. "Lomg Time Comin'" is a 59 min documentary, directed by the writer Dionne Brand.
By 1995 Channer had embarked in a new direction in her work. She was engaged in and inspired by a specific set of artistic and theoretical discourses in her multi-media installations and paintings. This eventually led to animation. It was a format that allowed for interaction with a larger audience in an expanded political and artistic dialogue. She began work on the animated film "But Some Are Brave".
Channer received a Postgraduate Diploma in Animation Filmmaking from Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. She exhibited her first animated video installation work called"Biguum The Ba'thari" in 2005, in teh group show "The hero Project".