Post Memory Installation at Edinburgh Fringe 2017

I’ll be exhibiting my Post-Memory series as part of ‘Return in Search of Stillness’ alongside many talented Sri Lankan artists at Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

Boy running on a beach in inverted colours

The Sri Lankan VA programme presented at the 2017 Festival is a journey of installation, visual and performance art, curated to explore the push and pull within community histories and individual memories of past violence, ongoing provocations, and the myriad of hopeful possibilities that exist within Sri Lanka’s still tenuous peace. In essence it is the exploration of the value, risks, and processes of healing.

Return: in search of stillness

Maya Bastian wins Magee TV Diverse Screenwriters Mentorship Award


Maya Bastian is one of 5 diverse participants chosen out of hundreds of applicants for the Magee TV Diverse Screenwriters Mentorship Award presented by the Toronto Screenwriting Conference.

The awards were created to help emerging and mid-level screenwriters from diverse backgrounds attend the 2017 Toronto Screenwriting Conference. This opportunity will give bursary recipients the opportunity to expand their network, sharpen their professional skills, work with established screenwriting professionals and producers, all with an aim at bringing new perspectives to Canada’s creative industries.

The program is currently helping Maya develop her feature directorial debut ‘Red Tide’.

TSC Names Magee Diverse Screenwriter Winners, Playback, April 13, 2017


‘Everybody Deserves a Home’ featured on City TV and Toronto Star

‘Everyone Deserves a Home’ is a companion video piece to the Parkdale Rooming House Study.  Due to rising rents and gentrification, more than 800 people are currently at risk of losing their homes.  We spent several months getting to know one of these tenants and the resulting piece is this short documentary.  Featured on City TV, the Toronto Star and Now Magazine.