Gallery 44 Centre of Contempary Photography presents: Proof on site residency talk

Keesic
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 10:00pm to Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 1:00am

Join Gallery 44 Artists in Residence Keesic Douglas and Susan Blight in conversation with ImagineNATIVE's Artistic Director Danis Goulet and Drake Hotel Curator Mia Nielson.

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 44 401 Richmond St. W, suite 120, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Call for Submissions: Lynn Donoghue Artist in Residence Program – Spadina Museum

Friday, March 28, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, April 25, 2008 - 8:00pm

The Museum Board of Colborne Lodge, Mackenzie House and Spadina Museum, as part of Toronto Culture, City of Toronto, and in partnership with the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) and Romspen Investment Corporation is pleased to present the third annual Lynn Donoghue Artist in Residence Program.

The residency is open to emerging artists creating two-dimensional paintings or drawings.

The 2008 residency will run from September 28 to November 2, 2008, at Spadina Museum.

The successful candidate will be required to be on site each Sunday September 28 to November 2, and present at an exhibit opening within two weeks of the end of the residency.

The program provides an opportunity for an emerging artist to explore the legacy of the museum site and express his or her vision for a 21st century audience.
The successful applicant can be any age, but may not be a student.

The program has been developed with the assistance of faculty and staff of Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD). The program's jury will include representation from OCAD.

The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2008. Please note email or late submissions will not be accepted.

The recipient will be awarded:
- An honorarium of $2,500
- The use of a studio during museum hours
- Exhibition space for work already completed (subject to review), in addition to the work being produced for this award and
- Promotion of the final exhibition

This annual program commemorates Lynn Donoghue, who was a respected and critically acclaimed artist and portraitist. A member of the museum board, Ms. Donoghue was a strong supporter of the three historic houses – Colborne Lodge, Mackenzie House, and Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens. The Lynn Donoghue Artist in Residence Program continues the legacy initiated by John Howard of Colborne Lodge, founding member of the Society of Artists and Amateurs (1834); William Lyon Mackenzie’s printing endeavours; and the Austin women of Spadina through their patronage of the arts as members of The Women’s Art Association of Canada, Toronto.

Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens was built in 1866 and occupied by the Austin family until 1982. The house is set on six acres of beautifully landscaped grounds including rolling lawns, an intimate orchard and one of Toronto’s finest restored Victorian and Edwardian Gardens. The furniture, art and decoration are original to the house and reflect the Toronto art scene of the late 19th and early 20th century and its Victorian, Edwardian and Art Nouveau influences.

The requirements, obligations and parameters of the program are outlined in detail in the Call for Submissions document. The Call for Submissions document may be requested by email to spadina@toronto.ca or by phone by calling Karen Edwards at 416-392-6910 x303. Spadina Museum is located at 285 Spadina Road, Toronto next to Casa Loma. A guided tour of the site can be arranged by calling Spadina Museum.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
spadina@toronto.ca

Stephen Andrews: McCain Artist-in-Residence

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 9:00pm

The Faculty of Art Photography Program, with the assistance of the McCain Residency Fund, is pleased to present an artist talk with Stephen Andrews, Artist-in-Residence in the Photography Program working on a project in the Epson digital lab during the month of March.

Andrews begins his residency with an artist talk on Thursday, March the 6 at 4 pm in Central Hall, Rm 230. All students are encouraged to attend, especially those in thesis as the talk has been set up to work within this schedule.

Stephen Andrews international known artist living in Toronto and New York. Over the last twenty five years he has exhibited his work in Canada, the U.S., Brazil, Scotland, Ireland, France and Japan. He is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Belkin Art Gallery as well as many private collections. His work deals with memory, identity, technology, and their representations in various media including drawing, animation and recently painting.

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall (Rm 230, Level 2) 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

DrakeSalon: Nick and Sheila Pye

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 11:00pm

Join the Drake Hotel for the next installment of DrakeSalon with special guests Nick and Sheila Pye, OCAD alumni. Enjoy a Grolsch or a cocktail on the raised lounge, for an evening of cultured conversation exploring notions of love and intimacy in a collaborative art practice with the internationally renowned Mr & Mrs Pye.

Don't miss this chance to enjoy an evening with the Pyes, before they leave for an extended residency in Europe.

Seats are limited so reserve yours today by calling 416 531 5042 x 230 or email mia@thedrakehotel.ca.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
mia@thedrakehotel.ca
Cost: 
Free

Update

Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 5:00am

Harbourfront Centre in Toronto presents UPDATE, its Artists-in-Residence Bienniale Exhibition, featuring new and original works by ten artists-in-residence, created in an atmosphere that advocates risk and experimentation. Featuring: textile works by artists Norah Deacon, Thea Haines, OCAD alumna Kate Jackson, Amanda McCavour; glass works by Sally McCubbin, Einav Mekori and Brad Turner; ceramic works by Carmen Schroeder; jewellery by Annie Tung and OCAD alumna Suzanne Carlsen. Curated by Melanie Egan and Patrick Macaulay.

Venue & Address: 
Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

viva voce - voices from the Craft Studio

Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

This series of lectures and presentations by the Craft Studios artists-in-residence is an important part of the professional development programme. A selection of artists (often in their final year of residency) present, as part of the Craft Department's artists-in-residence biennial exhibition an illustrated lecture to their peers and greater craft community talking about their work and career and the impact the artist-inresidency has had on their development.
As part of ongoing Craft Studio programming we present an afternoon session of talks by the artists-in-residence and others. They will lecture about the development of their work and ideas.

Venue & Address: 
Harbourfront Centre, Studio Theatre 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
rmegan@harbourfrontcentre.com
Cost: 
Free

3rd Annual Lynn Donoghue Artist in Residence Program at Spadina Museum

Release XII by Amanda Burk
Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 4:00am to Sunday, November 4, 2007 - 4:00am

Visitors to Spadina Museum on Sundays (Noon to 5 p.m.) from September 30 to November 4, will have the pleasure of seeing artist Amanda Burk working on pieces inspired by this turn-of-the-century historic house. At the end of her residency, her work will be exhibited at Spadina Museum from November 9 to January 6, 2008.
In her words:
"In preparing for my residency at the Museum, I find myself thinking about all the memory the Spadina Museum must hold; the people who have roamed the halls as inhabitants or as visitors over the years and the tangible and intangible traces they have left in the space. I have also been thinking about the impact architecture and place has on us, that is, how the spaces and places we inhabit shape who we are. I am interested in how small details of architecture and of our surroundings, like a particular decorative carving on the arm of a chair, will embed themselves vividly in our memory.
I am interested in the Museum as both an enduring physical structure and a transitory space of human activity, memory, and experience. During my residency at the Spadina Museum, I will be producing a series of graphite drawings that examine the physical and transient aspects of the Historic House and Garden, which will be called "Thresholds". I anticipate that in crossing the threshold of the Historic House this Fall, its history, architecture and presence will have a significant and meaningful impact on my work."
An extensive biography and examples of previous work can be found on her website www.amandaburk.com.
"We think Amanda's work will blend beautifully into the house's legacy of art and artists and are very pleased to have her on site this month. This program is very special to all of us and Amanda's presence will add enormously to the experience visitors will have as they tour Spadina Sundays this fall," said Karen Edwards, Museum Administrator for the Historic Houses of Old Toronto.
This annual program commemorates Lynn Donoghue, who was a respected and critically acclaimed artist and portraitist. A member of the museum board, Ms. Donoghue was a strong supporter of the three historic houses - Colborne Lodge, Mackenzie House, and Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens. The Lynn Donoghue Artist in Residence Program continues the legacy initiated by John Howard of Colborne Lodge, founding member of the Society of Artists and Amateurs (1834); William Lyon Mackenzie's printing endeavours; and the Austin women of Spadina through their patronage of the arts as members of The Women's Art Association of Canada, Toronto.
Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens was built in 1866 and occupied by the Austin family until 1982. The house is set on six acres of beautifully landscaped grounds including rolling lawns, an intimate orchard and one of Toronto's finest restored Victorian and Edwardian Gardens. The furniture, art and decoration are original to the house and reflect the Toronto art scene of the late 19th and early 20th century and its Victorian, Edwardian and Art Nouveau influences.
The Museum Board of Colborne Lodge, Mackenzie House and Spadina Museum, as part of Toronto Culture, City of Toronto, in partnership with the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD), and with the support of Romspen Investment Corporation, present this third annual Lynn Donoghue Artist in Residence Program.
Spadina Museum is located at 285 Spadina Road, Toronto. The site can be reached at 416-392-6910 or spadina@toronto.ca. Paid parking is available next door at Casa Loma.

Venue & Address: 
Spadina Museum 285 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
spadina@toronto.ca
Cost: 
Free

Artist residencies, or why you really should take a working holiday

The residency — it is a common, if not ubiquitous, section on the CVs of today’s most celebrated artists. But what exactly happens in these sequestered havens of creativity? Why do these places continue to attract creative minds year after year?

A conversation with Pascaline Knight, an MFA candidate at OCAD University who recently completed a residency at the highly regarded Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, shed some light on these questions for me.


It’s where you’re at

A view of the Banff Centre's spectacular surroundings.
A view of the Banff Centre's spectacular surroundings, Pascaline Knight


View of Tunnel Mountain
View of Tunnel Mountain, Pascaline Knight


When Pascaline and I met for coffee we spent the first few minutes gushing over the Banff Centre’s magnificent alpine surroundings. Pascaline admitted that “location is usually one of the major attractions for artists looking to do a residency.”

Some residencies host artists in tree houses overlooking majestic forests. Some are on remote islands surrounded by ocean as far as the eye can see. And some are even located on dormant volcanoes in the tropics. The wonders of the natural world can be a great inspiration.

Not only are these locations inspiring, but they also tend to be isolated or, at least, at arm’s-length from the hubbub of city life — offering both a change of scenery and a change of pace.


Pascaline's Studio View from the Banff Centre Cafeteria, Emily Cluett



Isolation or community?

Within the wide world of residencies, a multitude provides complete isolation where artists can be alone with their thoughts. But many others, like the Banff Centre nestled deep in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, offer group residencies. In those places, artists have private studios, but also share common spaces.

The Banff Centre is one such residency, where artists like Pascaline retreat to get away from the distracting demands of their lives in the city and settle into a new rhythm, focusing on their projects.
 

What goes on in these mysterious places?

Residencies provide not only unique spaces, but also unique experiences. According to my friend Pascaline, “unlike the rigid structure of school, the only deadlines are ones we create ourselves. And the only evaluation is self-evaluation.”

On the other hand, a residency is not completely unlike school because some programs, such as those at the Banff Centre, often bring in experts to give talks, meet with residents about their work or even collaborate on projects. What makes residencies so vital is the collegial, open spirit of creativity that comes from working in an environment where hierarchies dissipate and artists can work as peers in a communal setting.
 


Pascaline's Studio Pascaline's studio


Days and nights

Finally, a residency is a working holiday and, at the Banff Centre at least, residents know how to make the most of their time; they work hard and play hard. During the day, residents can be found experimenting in their studios or in the workshops, running ideas past their neighbours or meeting with new people to discuss potential collaborations.

Then, as the sun dips behind the nearby mountains, the networking continues. Evenings are when these creative minds get together for dinner and drinks, or perhaps a hike in their glorious natural surroundings. Even if they don’t get as much work done as they had hoped, the residency experience is nevertheless invaluable, because artists can make connections with the many talented individuals drawn to the program from all over the world.

Regardless of what happens in the woods, on an island or in the shadow of majestic mountains, there is always something to be gained from an artist’s residency. All you have to do is apply.

 

Emily Cluett is an emerging curator enrolled in OCAD University’s Criticism & Curatorial Practice MFA program. She recently spent a few days at the Banff Centre nourishing her creative and scholarly practice.

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Susan Campbell: Zonification

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 5:00pm to Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 9:00pm

Gallery A Art Lab Artist in Residence

Art Lab: July 13 - September 6

Gallery A: July 27 - September 6

Reception: RMG Fridays; August 5, 7 - 10 p

Artist Talk: August 7, 1 - 3 pm

Venue & Address: 
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery 72 Queen Street, Civic Centre Oshawa, ON L1H 3Z3

Artist Ryan Gander: 2016 Nomadic Resident

Image of a tent-like installation
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 5:00am to Friday, February 26, 2016 - 5:00am

The Faculty of Art is pleased to welcome internationally renowned London-based conceptual artist Ryan Gander as OCAD University’s 2016 Nomadic Resident. Gander will be a guest of the university from February 22 to 26, presenting a public talk and collaborating with students on a project and exhibition.

“Gander’s diverse and cross-disciplinary inquiries stimulate deep reflection and a critique of art that will surely galvanize and inspire many of our students, faculty and staff,” said Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean of the Faculty of Art. “We invite the public to experience Gander’s playful, yet questioning, take on art and education.”

Public Talk: LAX (Loose Associations X)
Tuesday, February 23, 7 p.m.
OCAD University Auditorium, Room 190, 100 McCaul St.

The talk sits on the border between lecture, performance and presentation. Reminiscent of an informal conversation amongst friends in a pub, its subjects roam aimlessly, linked only by seemingly trivial facts. The work attempts to question the use, interpretation and regurgitation of knowledge and information within common educational models.

Admission is free, seating is limited

Exhibition: Auto-Abstraction and Happenstance in Art Making
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 25, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
OCAD University, Ada Slaight Gallery, 2nd floor, 100 McCaul St.

During his residency, Gander will be working on a collaborative project with students exploring the idea of enforcing a methodology to creating art. Auto-Abstraction and Happenstance in Art Making is about finding systems and devices that exist in the everyday world that create art through happenstance.

The Nomadic Residents program is made possible by the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation. Supporting partners include the Impact Collective, Scrap Metal Gallery and the Musée d'art contemporain.

Biography
Ryan Gander’s complex and unfettered conceptual practice is stimulated by queries, investigations or what-ifs, rather than strict rules or limits. Language and storytelling play an overarching role in his work, not least in his series of Loose Association lectures or in his attempt to slip a nonsensical, palindromic new word, ‘mitim’, into the English language. Born in Chester in 1976, Gander lives and works in London.  

About Nomadic Residents – International Residencies at OCAD University
Launched in 2006, Nomadic Residents aims to inspire and influence the OCAD University community and the public by featuring artists and thinkers from around the world whose work questions issues such as travel, mobility, displacement, dislocation, and homelessness, as well as the speed or instability of modern life. In bringing these innovative and diverse individuals to take up temporary residence at OCAD U, Nomadic Residents joins here to there, the local to the global and the provisional and the permanent.

For more information contact:

Derek Liddington
Coordinator, Impact Exchange
Centre For Emerging Artists and Designers 
Sessional Faculty
Faculty of Art
416.977.6000 x3844
dliddington@ocadu.ca  

Venue & Address: 
Public Talk: LAX (Loose Associations X) Tuesday, February 23, 7 p.m. OCAD University Auditorium, Room 190, 100 McCaul St.
Cost: 
Free

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