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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.