Lea Bucknell is a Kamloops-based artist and educator who works across media. She has a history of showing in unconventional exhibition spaces and creating site-specific projects. She has participated in multiple residency projects such as the Storefront Residencies for Social Innovation and Homework with Broken City Lab in Windsor, ON; Forest City Garden Project with the McIntosh Gallery in London, ON; Wreck City: an epilogue for 809 in Calgary, AB; and Graphite Mountain, a residency project hosted by Calgary Public Library and Stride Gallery in Calgary, AB. Lea received her MFA from Western University and has been the recipient of grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the BC Arts Council, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the Province of Ontario.


The Camera Obscura Project brings together an international group of artists and other researchers interested in cameras obscura, related optical phenomenon and the meeting places of: art and science, cultural and wilderness settings, learning and play. With funding from The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada the Project is based at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.