Prompt: How do you balance activist work with your own well-being?
About: Lucas Morneau is a queer interdisciplinary artist and curator of English-Newfoundlander and French-Quebeçois European settler descent from Ktaqamkuk (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada). They received their Bachelor of Fine Arts at Memorial University – Grenfell Campus in 2016, and their Master of Fine Arts at University of Saskatchewan in 2018. They have won multiple awards, including the 2016 BMO First Art Award for Newfoundland and Labrador and the 2018 Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant. Their work has been supported by the Canada Council for the Art, ArtsNL, and ArtsNB.
Through drag and masquerade like their alter-ego The Queer Mummer, their work explores gender performativity with issues surrounding hegemonic masculinity and its effect on gender expression and identity. Employing several mediums, including but not limited to photography, fibre art, performance, video, installation, printmaking, and sculpture to deconstruct homophobic and transphobic attitudes still prevalent throughout Western culture.
Morneau is currently based in the Sikniktuk region of Mi'kma'ki, where they are working as the Production Manager at Struts Gallery.