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Artist Residencies

Past Residencies
October 10, 2018

Feminist Art Collective 2020

Feminist Art Collective Residency 2020
Dates: July 20 - August 4, 2020
Facilitator: Jennifer McKinley
Cost: 1450 + HST / Private Accommodation, 1250 + HST Shared Accommodation
Application Deadline: New! February 17, 2020 New!

The FAC residency will gather artists together who focus on social justice issues such as rape culture, trans-phobia, racism, violence, media representation, cultural appropriation, environmental degradation and impact on Indigenous lands, violence against women, and Islamophobic policies. We aim to create a space that is celebratory, positive, intellectually engaging and provocative. We are committed to this space being trans inclusive, anti-racist, and intersectional.

The residency will include individual studio time accented with group discussions, communal dinners, film, guest speakers, group and individual critiques and trips into Toronto for gallery tours and relevant events. The resulting residency work will be presented in an exhibition at the end of the two weeks.

FACILITATOR: Jennifer McKinley is a cis theatre artist of mixed European and African diasporic ancestry who dabbles in multimedia visual art. Through humour, Jennifer explores personal and collective histories, the uncanny, media representation, and gender-based violence. She is passionate about the intersections of feminisms, which inform her political activism and her pursuit of community scholarship. Jennifer is a graduate of University of Toronto, where she majored in History and English She is also a graduate of Humber College’s Comedy: Writing and Performance Certificate Program. Jennifer completed the Second City Training Centre’s Improvisation Conservatory as well as Sue Morrison’s Clown Through Mask workshop. She was one of the artistic directors of Alumnae Theatre’s New Ideas Festival and has been a lead coordinator with the Feminist Art Collective since its inception. Jennifer wrote, produced and performed her full-length solo show, Operation SUNshine, to rave reviews at the Toronto Fringe Festival and The Storefront Theatre’s inaugural Feminist F*ck It Festival.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Private and shared accommodation is available for artists.

STUDIO/WORKSPACE

Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.

FEES & SUPPORT

The cost for the 14 days is $1450 + HST for private accommodation or $1250+ HST for shared. The fee includes your sleeping quarters, a large shared studio space, programmed facilitation with guest speakers and critiques, group activities, excursions, and a final exhibition with a reception. If chosen, a 50% deposit will be due on March 30th  and the final payment will be due on June 20th.

Letters of support can be provided by FAC and/or Artscape Gibraltar Point for granting purposes.

Regretfully, we are unable to provide honoraria or stipends to cover travel or the fees associated with attending this residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point is happy to provide letters of support to any funding programs to which artists wish to apply.

We encourage applicants to pursue funding opportunities afforded them by their national, regional, local and departmental funding agencies.

EXPECTATIONS TOWARD THE ARTIST

Artists are expected to contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding the residency in a positive and respectful manner. Adherence to the arrival schedule is paramount. Arrivals are on May 13, after 1pm and before 3pm, with departure on May 27 before 11am.

TO APPLY/SUBMISSION DETAILS:: The FAC art residency invites multidisciplinary artists from various practices such as literature, dance, video art, visual arts, theatre, design, makers, music, comic arts. We strongly encourage artists with who experience multiple forms of oppression to apply; artists with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, people of colour, two spirit folks, queer, trans and non-binary / gender-nonconforming people.

Submissions are accepted until December 2, 2019  and should include:

1) 250-500 bio and bio photo for the FAC website. In your bio include a statement on how you politically self-identify.

2) Website link (if available) or 5 JPEGS / Video links / or PDF of current written work.

3) Letter of intent (250-500 words) for your work plans at the residency.

4) On your letter of intent indicate if you are applying for a private or shared space.

5) If you have an accessibility items to share please indicate this in your letter of intent.

Submissions are accepted until the February 17th deadline. Email PDF submissions to: torontofac@gmail.com

October 10, 2018

Imbolc Creative Visioning Retreat

Imbolc Creative Visioning Retreat
Dates: January 31 - February 3, 2020
Facilitator: Monica Bodirsky
Cost: $450+ HST for private accommodation
Application Deadline: December 2, 2019

Kickstart your vision for 2020 and join us for this amazing opportunity to experience the final waning phase of the moon and the Wiccan Sabbath of Imbolc and then leave refreshed and just in time for the new moon. Experience clarity and direction in your practice with group discussions around a warm fire, group ritual, personal quiet time, and visioning exercises all in the beauty and stillness of Toronto Island in the winter.

We will be creating communal meals and you will be asked to contribute certain foods for the group from Friday evening until Monday breakfast.

FACILITATOR: Monica Bodirsky is an artist, writer, creativity coach and faculty at OCAD University in Toronto.  http://www.monicabodirsky.com

ACCOMMODATION

Private accommodation is available for artists.

STUDIO/WORKSPACE

Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.

FEES & SUPPORT

Regretfully, we are unable to provide honoraria or stipends to cover travel or the fees associated with attending this residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point is happy to provide letters of support to any funding programs to which artists wish to apply.

We encourage applicants to pursue funding opportunities afforded them by their national, regional, local and departmental funding agencies.

EXPECTATIONS TOWARD THE ARTIST

Artists are expected to contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding the residency in a positive and respectful manner.

TO APPLY/SUBMISSION DETAILS: Please fill out an application at www.artscapegibraltarpoint.ca. Please remember to indicate that you are applying to Dark Moon Weekend Retreat and indicate the type of accommodation you would require.

October 10, 2018

Alchemy 2020: Food, Art, Garden, Table

Alchemy Island 2020
Dates: April 20 -27, 2020
Facilitator: Claire M Tallarico
Cost: $925 + HST / Private Accommodation
Application Deadline: Extended! February 12, 2020 Extended!

Alchemy is an international artist led residency devoted to exploring the synergy between artistic practice and the sharing of food in community settings. Since 2015, nearly 70 artists from around the world have come to Alchemy at one of its two locations — the Toronto Islands and in rural Prince Edward County Ontario, Canada. Alchemy Island will be our only traditional programmed residency in 2020.

A community setting for inquiry and discovery

Shared meals, readings and discussions probe the creative intersection of food and art in a community setting. Guest talks from artists, chefs and makers help us better understand the magic and inspiration created by making and sharing art and food.

This residency brings together selected artists working in a variety of mediums ranging from visual arts, sculpture, photography, craft, food, performance art, writing and video. Participants share their work and practices while also contributing culinary creativity to lively salon style communal discussions and dinners.

Alchemy Island 2020 will be facilitated by two long time collaborators for this work:

Claire M Tallarico, a visual artist, chef and urban gardener whose practice explores how the everyday activities of art making and food sharing, can make a difference in our communities.

Tonia Di Risio, a visual artist whose work has developed through ongoing investigations of the growing, making, preserving, celebrating, and sharing of food.

For more information or questions about Alchemy programming visit: https://makealchemy.com/or contact: claire@makealchemy.com

For questions specific to our venue or accommodation, please contact AGP@artscape.ca

DISCIPLINES, WORK EQUIPMENT & ASSISTANCE

The residency is open to artists working in all disciplines. Artists should plan to bring all
materials relevant to their practice.

ACCOMMODATION

Private and shared accommodation is available for artists. Fees cover accommodation, several shared meals, guest artist talks and programming. Artists contribute up to $100.00 in food costs for the week.

STUDIO/WORKSPACE

Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.

FEES & SUPPORT 

Regretfully, we are unable to provide honoraria or stipends to cover travel or the fees associated with attending this residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point is happy to provide letters of support to any funding programs to which artists wish to apply.

We encourage applicants to pursue funding opportunities afforded them by their national, regional, local and departmental funding agencies.

EXPECTATIONS TOWARD THE ARTIST

Artists are required to share a short artist presentation of their work and expected to contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding the residency. An appetite for shared meals is necessary, a willingness to spend a few hours helping in the garden is appreciated and enthusiasm to participate in an open studio setting is expected.

TO APPLY

Fill out an application at www.artscapegibraltarpoint.ca. The link to the application page is: https://artscapegibraltarpoint.ca/artist-residences/book-a-residency// Please clearly indicate that you are applying to Alchemy Island 2020. Applicants are required to provide:

  • Up to 500 words about the synergy between your practice and the cooking and sharing of food
  • artist CV (max 2 pages)
  • an artist website

 

September 10, 2018

Awakening: Earth-Based Spirituality & Art

Awakening: Earth-based Spirituality & Art
Facilitator: Monica Bodirsky
Dates: August 7-17, 2020
Submission Deadline: March 30 , 2020
Cost: 1100 + HST for Private Room & Shared Studio, $900 + HST for a Shared Room and Shared Studio

Awakening is an intensive and immersive thematic residency open to all professional and emerging artists of all disciplines and witches who are exploring spirituality and creativity.

The experience was designed to provide a sacred and inspirational space for seekers to explore their practice within the framework of earth-based spirituality and their creative voice. The objective is to engage holistic practices that connect mind, body and spirit with the self and environment and to incorporate metaphysical practices within the arts. Finding agency through voice, decolonization, global environmental concerns, socio-political and economic factors, which affect our ability to be open about our spiritual practice in the arts, are key components.

We explore the five elements of earth, air, fire, water and spirit, and share global traditional wise women teachings in both a historical and contemporary context. How can these perspectives be shared, interpreted, integrated, disrupted or altered in contemporary arts practices?

To assist with reflection; circles, discussions, music, outdoor gatherings, workshops and exercises will take place throughout your time at Artscape. Topics such as, reflective non-attachment, divination, and ritual, will be explored through a variety of approaches including; feminism, inter-sectionality, pop culture, psychology, alchemy, theology, politics, social theory, emergent views of history, and, post-colonial discourse to question, and disrupt current mainstream thought and to encourage critical dialogue.

Along with programmed time, participants will have free time to work individually or collaboratively in a studio environment and explore the island. All methods of art making are encouraged including; visual, time-based, photography, craft, writing, music, dance or performance art. Supportive discussions of residents’ work in progress occur on a regular basis.

Spaces are limited.

Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of New Credit First Nations.

Please join me in experiencing a transformative and life-altering residency that will connect you to the elements, yourself and your arts practice in a sacred way.

FACILITATOR: Monica Bodirsky is an artist, writer, creativity coach and faculty at OCAD University in Toronto.  http://www.monicabodirsky.com

DISCIPLINES, WORK EQUIPMENT & ASSISTANCE

Residency is open to artists working in all disciplines. Artists should plan to bring all materials relevant to their practice and creation/presentation process.

ACCOMMODATION

Both private and shared accommodation is available for artists.

STUDIO/WORKSPACE

Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.

FEES & SUPPORT

Regretfully, we are unable to provide honoraria or stipends to cover travel or the fees associated with attending this residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point is happy to provide letters of support to any funding programs to which artists wish to apply.

We encourage applicants to pursue funding opportunities afforded them by their national, regional, local and departmental funding agencies.

EXPECTATIONS TOWARD THE ARTIST

Artists are expected to create work as well as contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding the residency.

TO APPLY

Please fill out an application at www.artscapegibraltarpoint.ca. Please remember to indicate that you are applying to Awakening and indicate the type of accommodation you would require.

To apply, fill out the online form: https://artscapegibraltarpoint.ca/artist-residences/book-a-residency//

*include your website or link to your work and indicate you are applying to Awakening 2020*.

August 10, 2018

Luminous Bodies Residency 2019

 

LUMINOUS BODIES: The Human Body in Artistic Practice
Facilitator: Teresa Ascencao
Program Dates: June 29 - July 13, 2020
Submission Deadline: Feb 24, 2020
Cost:  $1400 + HST for private bedroom, $1100 + HST shared accommodation.

Luminous Bodies is a two-week residency to create artworks that shed new light on the human body. Its objective is to challenge “normativity” and Otherness. Its goal is to reinvent and re-present the body in most inclusive and diverse ways.

Resident artist talks, gallery tours, visual and textual references, guest artist talks, and regular critiques (individual with Facilitator and group critiques) help uncover how our bodies are culturally and aesthetically constructed, displayed and controlled.

Residents work individually or collaboratively to create artworks that reinvent the body through media of their choice, such as photography, video, installation, drawing, painting, performance, installation, sound art, media art, etc. There will be a closing exhibition of artworks created during the residency (if preferred, artists may show in open studio fashion).

The essence of Luminous Bodies is about bringing to light heterogeneous bodies. It welcomes people in all walks of life into a creative journey of critical innovation and self-discovery. People with disabilities, people of colour and diverse gender identifications are encouraged to apply.

Artscape Gibraltar Point is an artist retreat nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island. It offers a distraction-free environment to focus on art creation, and a rich potential for the creation of corporeal artworks amongst its blue-flag beaches (one of them being clothing optional) and natural surroundings of Lake Ontario, forests and gardens filled with flowers, fruit and vegetables.

On the island, there are tiny quaint homes, a historic lighthouse, a hobby farm and antique
carnival grounds.

Cozy up in a furnished studio and bedroom, and enjoy amenities such as a fully equipped common kitchen, shared bathrooms, laundry facilities and wireless Internet. AGP is a barrier free and inclusive environment. The Toronto city core is just a 15-minute ferry ride away.

Teresa Ascencao is a multimedia artist whose work toys with social forces that shape gender, seduction, consumption, and class. She was born to Azorean parents in Sao Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to Canada at a young age. Ascencao holds a Graphic Design Diploma from Humber College and graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto’s Honours Fine Art Studio program. She holds an MFA specializing in Media Art and Sex-Positive Feminism from OCAD University. Ascencao’s work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally. She lives and works in Toronto and teaches at OCADU.
Luminous Bodies prices include sleeping quarters, large shared studio, facilitation, programming and exhibition.

Arrivals are on June 29  from 1pm to 3pm, and departures on July 13 before 11am. For more information visit LuminousBodies.com or contact Teresa Ascencao at info@LuminousBodies.com.

DISCIPLINES, WORK EQUIPMENT & ASSISTANCE

Residency is open to artists working in all disciplines. Artists should plan to bring all materials relevant to their practice and creation/presentation process.

ACCOMMODATION

A private or shared room is available for all artists, depending on their expressed preferences.

STUDIO/WORKSPACE

Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.

FEES & SUPPORT

Regretfully, we are unable to provide honoraria or stipends to cover travel or the fees associated with attending this residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point is happy to provide letters of support to any funding programs to which artists wish to apply.

We encourage applicants to pursue funding opportunities afforded them by their national, regional, local and departmental funding agencies.

EXPECTATIONS TOWARD THE ARTIST

Artists are expected to create work as well as contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding the residency.

TO APPLY

Please fill out an application at www.artscapegibraltarpoint.ca. Please remember to indicate that you are applying to Luminous Bodies and indicate the type of accommodation you would require.

July 31, 2018

MOTHRA: Artist-Parent Residency

MOTHRA: Artist-Parent Residency  2020 
Dates:  July 13 -20, 2020
Facilitator: Sarah Cullen, Alison Thompson
Cost: 1075 + HST / Private Accommodation
**Please Contact for Family Cabin Accommodation Rates**
Application Deadline: March 2 , 2020

This Artist-Parent week long residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point (AGP) is part of MOTHRA’s ongoing Artist-Parent Project based in Toronto.  Artists who are currently primary caregivers to babies or preschool-age children will be able to live and work alongside their child for the duration of the week.

This project will push the boundaries surrounding attitudes towards childcare, artist-parents, and the inclusion of children by creating a multi-generational co-working opportunity for artists. We are here to acknowledge the parent/artist relationship, often overlooked in contemporary art, and to set a precedent that one can still be an artist and a mother/father/carer of a young child and that these roles can conflate.

MOTHRA will act as a catalyst to produce new work, skillshare, co-work and co-learn, collaborate, and create space for dialogue about issues relating to caregiving and art practices. We hope artists use this time for production, but also for research, and retreat. We would like to normalize the idea of having children present in the arts sector from the studio floor to the arts admin boardroom. We do not want to separate childcare from art practice, but to intermingle and celebrate the two spheres.

Residency prices include sleeping quarters, large shared studio, facilitation, and programming.

FACILITATORS: MOTHRA was started by Sarah Cullen with the help of Alison Thompson in 2018. We are based in Toronto.  MOTHRA held its first residency in Toronto at Artscape Youngplace in September 2018.

Alison is an artist, craftsperson, and parent. She has many years experience working with children in educational and community based projects.  She has always been interested in children and art and how the two can be merged. Alison holds a BFA from the University of Guelph.

Sarah is also an artist and parent. Her past and present interests include walking as both method and practice explored through art and geography, and most recently co-working and co-learning with children. She has exhibited and held workshops internationally.  MOTHRA emerged from a group Sarah facilitated in Oxford UK for artist-parents. Sarah holds a BFA from OCADU and MA Geography from Queen Mary University of London.

DISCIPLINES, WORK EQUIPMENT & ASSISTANCE

Residency is open to artists working in all disciplines. Artists should plan to bring all materials relevant to their practice and creation process. Due to the nature of the residency, artist parents will also be responsible for bringing any child care accessories they deem necessary ie. playpens, toys, strollers

ACCOMODATION

A private room is available for all artists.  Artists will be responsible for organizing sleeping arrangements for their child i.e.  co-sleeping, bringing a small travel cot, baby wearing. Bear in mind AGP is a facility that usually accommodates single artists. Please be prepared for a degree of improvisation. Please contact us about specifics.

Family accommodation is also available in our Composer's Studios which we have converted into cabins that are suitable for an entire family or for two artists with children to share. These cabins are ~900 sq ft. and have micro kitchens, running water, hot plates and mini-fridges and some have a toilet, whilst another is located close to the facilities. There are additional fees associated with these facilities, please contact Artscape Gibraltar Point directly for information.

All accommodation is suitable for co-sleeping, seven rooms are suitable for personal cots or for an additional fee, extra double beds can be provided for three of these spaces.

STUDIO/WORKSPACE

Shared, furnished, large studio space provided. Artists must take into consideration that these are normal working studios and must ensure the safety of their child (and other children) at all times. Please bear this in mind when planning the type of artwork you intend to make.

FEES & SUPPORT

Regretfully, we are unable to provide honoraria or stipends to cover travel or the fees associated with attending this residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point is happy to provide letters of support to any funding programs to which artists wish to apply.

We encourage applicants to pursue funding opportunities afforded them by their national, regional, local and departmental funding agencies.

EXPECTATIONS TOWARD THE ARTIST

Artists are expected to create work as well as contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding parenting young children whilst maintaining an art practice.  This residency is also a time for reflection and retreat. Artists will be responsible for their child at all times. AGAIN: Artists will be responsible for organizing sleeping arrangements for their child i.e.  co-sleeping, bringing a small travel cot, baby wearing. Bear in mind AGP is a facility that usually accommodates single artists. Please be prepared for a degree of improvisation. Please contact us about specifics.

TO APPLY
Please fill out an application at www.artscapegibraltarpoint.ca. Please remember to indicate that you are applying to MOTHRA: Artist-Parent Residency and indicate the type of accommodation you would require.

May 18, 2016

Winter Island: Yuula Benivolski

Yuula"Date: April  18- 25, 2016
Artist: Yuula Benivolski
Creative Practice: Video, Sculpture, Interdisciplinary
Opportunity: Benivolski will spend her week on the island learning recipes from her Grandmother via Skype. On Sunday, April 24th, she invites residents to partake in the results of this knowledge exchange with a Spring Walk  and traditional Russian tea party.

 

Yuula Benivolski

Yuula Benivolski, born 1980 in USSR // now Toronto.
Multidisciplinary artist interested in migration, displacement and social behaviours. Her work investigates fable and memory through personal narratives.

May 18, 2016

Winter Island: Jamie Ross

Jamie RossDate: April 4 – 18, 2016
Artist: Jamie Ross
Creative Practice: Film Maker, Writer
Opportunity: Over three evenings, Jamie will host a series of participatory artist’s talks-cum-workshops based on his ritual calligraphic performance practice that creates sacred space for writing, actualizing subconscious desire through automatic drawing.

 

Jamie Ross

JAMIE ROSS (1987, Canada) / was born in a little house on Pendrith Street, just north of Toronto’s Christie Pits Park, above a buried river. That is the place where it began. Ross is an artist, filmmaker and writer. His writing has been anthologized and published in periodicals and artist’s books; his award-winning films have screened on four continents. His work blurs the lines of fact and fiction in its exploration of history and preoccupation with societal projections into the future. Personal psychogeography and senses of place are abiding interests. Creating and documenting queer community based on a sincere engagement with magic, grafting himself onto the rich artistic traditions of his ancestors, cultural and biological, is fundamental. Jamie lives in Montreal. www.jamieross.org

April 13, 2016

Winter Island: Walter Scott

Walter Scott

Date: March 28 - April  11, 2016
Artist: Walter Scott
Creative Practice: Illustration, Comics & Graphic Novels
Opportunity: Join Walter for a performance of his illustrated play, Wendy's Revenge.

Walter Scott

Walter Scott is an interdisciplinary artist working across writing, illustration, performance and sculpture. In 2011 while living in Montreal, he began a comic book series, Wendy, exploring the narrative of a fictional young woman living in an urban centre, who aspires to global success and art stardom but whose dreams are perpetually derailed. Romantic woes, professional frustrations, parties and awkward encounters play out in black and white. The position of the outsider and shape shifter is central to this body of work and the influence of feminist icons such as Mary Tyler Moore, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde or artist, punk poet, experimental novelist and filmmaker Kathy Acker lingers. Wendy is an avatar who shifts between different cultural institutions, reinventing herself with every modality and juggling different fictions of herself. www.wwalterscott.com

 

 

April 13, 2016

Winter Island: Hazel Meyer

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Date: March 14 – 28, 2016
Artist: Hazel Meyer
Creative Practice: Collaborative Practice, Installation, Athletics
Opportunity: Join Hazel as she makes sense of a new collection amassed while on a residency in Geneva, Switzerland. Explore the thrill of the find and learn how the artist pulls her collections together, through archival practices, diarist tendencies, logbooks and comics. Participating artists will also have the opportunity to engage with Hazel as she visits the studios.

Hazel Meyer

From the monumental to the modest, Hazel Meyer’s projects range from large installations to small woven tags meant for an audience of one. She explores seemingly disparate yet overlapping preoccupations —intestines and athletics, feminism and the absurd, anxiety and textiles— using scale, language, play, repetition, gentle confrontation and ecstatic immersion. Hazel holds an MFA from OCAD University (Toronto), a BFA from Concordia University (Montréal). Recent solo exhibitions include Muscle Panic at the MacLaren Art Centre (Barrie, ON), No Theory No Cry at Art Metropole (Toronto), and Walls to the Ball at La Centrale (Montréal). Group shows include Separation Penetrates at the Dutch Art Institute (Netherlands), Temperamental at the Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough, and We Can’t Compete at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. This past year she was a visiting artist at the Embassy of Foreign Artists in Geneva, Switzerland as well as the inaugural artist-in-residence at Scrap Metal Gallery in 2015. Hazel lives and works between Toronto and Montréal. www.hazelmeyer.com

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March 17, 2016

Winter Island: Featuring Life of a Craphead

LOACHDate: February  29 - March 14, 2016
Artist: Life of A Craphead
Creative Practice: Performance
Opportunity: During their stay Life of a Craphead will present an artist's talk, a special night of film and video screenings, as well as conduct studio visits and critiques with residents

Life of a Craphead
Life of a Craphead is the collaboration of Amy Lam and Jon McCurley since 2006. Their first feature-length film Bugs -- a comedy about a Bug society -- will premiere in December 2015. They were artists-in-residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario in the winter of 2013 and produced the Life of a Craphead Fifty Year Retrospective, 2006-2056, an exhibition of all the work they will ever make. Life of a Craphead also run and host the popular monthly performance art show Doored, which recently toured to New York and Rotterdam. Their work has been featured in Canadian Art, C Magazine, and Art in America. They live and work in Toronto, Canada. www.lifeofacraphead.com

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March 17, 2016

Winter Island: Featuring Gina Badger

Gina BadgerDate: February  15 – 29, 2016
Artist: Gina Badger
Creative Practice: Sculpture, Installation
Opportunity: Gina will offer residents the opportunity to learn more about "woo feminism" ie. contemporary queer feminist creative and spiritual practices through a teach-in/snack party. On February 29th, she will also host a deep winter/leap year workshop the exact details of which remain shrouded in mystery.

Gina Badger is a kitchen witch who currently makes her living as an artist and editor. At the heart of her practice is an engagement with the time and material of colonial ecologies from a critical settler perspective. She has presented work internationally, at venues including MOCCA (Toronto), the Blackwood Gallery (Toronto), LACMA (LA), Issue Project Room (NYC), The Kitchen (NYC), and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her writing has been published by Turn On by the Powerplant, Scapegoat JournalPublic Journal, and Byproduct: On the Excess of Embedded Art Practices (Marisa Jahn, YYZ). www.ginabadger.ca

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February 25, 2016

Winter Island: Featuring Andrew Harwood

AHarwoodDate: February 8 – 22, 2016
Artist: Andrew Harwood
Creative Practice: Curatorial Practice, Performance
Opportunity: During the residency Harwood will create a new multimedia work entitled Ode to February.  Harwood will be conducting performances, and host a special presentation of the work at the completion of his residency.
 
 
 

Andrew Harwood

My interests in artistic production range from the obscure, to experimental, popular, spiritual, queer - through to the political. I work primarily as a solo artist however, I enjoy collaborating with individuals, collectives and community groups as part of my practice. I most often create narrative-based and identity-based art, but also love to explore more formalist themes and materials. My goals are to create beautiful and provocative installations and individual artworks using unusual materials and combinations of concepts.  In my exhibition Séancé I created large-scaled screens made entirely from hot glue, glitter, sequins, glass beads and bingo chips. I used these screens to project hypnotic swirling videos. The title of the exhibition is a playful collision on the word ‘seance’ and the songstress Béyonce’s name.

Andrew Harwood is a Toronto-based artist who recently graduated with Masters Degree in Fine Arts form the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg in 2014. Harwood is the former Co-Director of Mercer Union, Interim Director of A Space Gallery Director of Zsa Zsa (Toronto) and Zsa Zsa West (Winnipeg). He has had over 20 solo exhibitions in Canada, The United States and has participated in group exhibitions and biennales internationally. Harwood’s work is in the collections of the Toronto Dominion Bank, The Bank of Montréal, The University of Guelph, Queen’s University, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery and in private collections throughout Canada and internationally.

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February 25, 2016

Winter Island: Featuring Swintak

SwintakDate: January 25 – February  8, 2016
Artist: Swintak
Creative Practice: Multimedia Installation, Performance
Opportunity: The artist invites residents to participate in the following project entitled, OOO: Commencing with a meet and greet, the residency will explore individual studio practice through the shortcomings and triumphs of Object-Oriented Ontology (“OOO”) a branch of philosophic inquiry that positions objects, atoms and artists as equals. By drawing attention to things at all scales, from atomic to astronomic, artists will be encouraged to consider the relationship between things in addition to ourselves.

Leading the residency in collaboration with a shovel, Swintak will provide an artist talk, one-on-one studio visits, and personalized suggested reading material for each artist. One guided either indoor or outdoor group adventure take place during the residency, as well as an elective process based workshops such as “Using thought controlled computer interfaces to control objects” and/or “How to smash things the way things should be smashed.” While the focus will be on individual studio work, every week will conclude with a collective dinner party where each artist brings an object for a centre piece that serves as the backbone for evening discussion.Christine Swintak

Swintak's often collaborative site-generated projects have included moving almost an entire house by hand without the aid of machinery, creating the most banal rollercoaster ever made in the head office of an energy drink corporation, building a full-size ship through collective improvisation, running an election party campaign for the Irish underworld, transforming a city dumpster into a luxury boutique hotel, attempting to give a shed consciousness and producing a series of impossible project proposals. She has exhibited at galleries, festivals and museums including the The Powerplant (Toronto), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), YYZ Gallery (Toronto), Kuandu Museum of Modern Art (Taipei), European Cultural Congress (Poland), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), Hessel Museum (New York), Model Niland (Ireland) and Confederation Centre (Charlottetown). Recent residencies include the Place and Responsive Architecture P.A.R.E. (Topological Media Lab, Montreal), Tapei National University of Art (Taipei), and Château de la Napoule (Mandelieu, France). Recognitions include Joseph Armand Bombardier Scholarship (SSHRC), Canada Council International Residency at La Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), and Alumni New Works Award at the Headlands Centre for the Arts (San Francisco). She was co-founder of Don Blanche, an experimental off-grid artist residency and is currently an MFA Candidate at Concordia University (Montreal).

January 21, 2016

Winter Island: Featuring Jim Munroe

Jim MunroeDate: January 11- 25, 2016
Artist: Jim Munroe
Creative Practice: Video Game Art, Sci-Fi Literature
Opportunity: Participate in two unique 2-hour programs. In week 1, explore interactive fiction. Play four writerly video-games and then be led in a book club-style discussion of your impressions and reactions to them. In week 2, participants will have the opportunity to create their own writerly video-game. Explore a variety of tools and then make your own short game with hands-on instruction.

 

Jim Munroe

Jim Munroe (b. 1972) is a “pop culture provocateur” according to the Austin Chronicle, and an “independent press icon” to Time Out Chicago. Primarily he is an indie culture maker in various mediums: post-Rapture graphic novels, lo-fi sci-fi feature movies, and award-winning text adventure videogames. He’s also helped found and run various arts organizations, notably the North American touring circuit The Perpetual Motion Roadshow and The Hand Eye Society, an incorporated videogame culture not-for-profit. He lives in Toronto’s historic Junction neighbourhood. www.nomediakings.org

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January 21, 2016

Winter Island: Featuring Marisa Hoicka

Marisa HoickaDate: January 11- 25, 2016
Artist: Marisa  Hoicka
Creative Practice:Video, Performance, Installation, Painting
Opportunity: Get to know this award-winning artists through an artist talk in week 1 and gain the benefit of her experience and a fresh look at your work during her studio visits in week 2.

 

 

Marisa Hoicka

Marisa Hoicka is a multi-media and performance artist who creates video, installations and paintings. In 2016 Hoicka will choreograph a solo as part of Singular Bodies at Toronto Dance Theatre, a collaboration of visual art bringing new ideas to contemporary dance. Hoicka’s “This is Not a Test” was shown on all Air Canada flights as part of the Images Festival’s “Stitches in Time.” Her videos have also been shown in Berlin’s Galerie Kurt Im Hirsch, San Francisco’s MoMA, the Toronto Images Festival, Oakville Galleries and across Canada from Vancouver to St. John’s, Nfld. She mixed performance, installation and painting in her solos “Nature Morte” at Toronto’s 7a*11d International Performance Art Festival and “Escaping Escapism” at the Power Plant’s “Quarter-Life Crisis”. An installation was also featured in Videodrome at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and she had a solo show of her paintings “Meet Me Half Way” at Heritage Canada. Her persona “Uncle Wink” took part in “The Other Painting Competition” at the Art Gallery of Ontario for Nuit Blanche. In 2014 she received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. Born in 1987, Hoicka has a Master of Digital Media from Ryerson University and a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University. Her video work is distributed by Vtape. www.marisahoicka.com

January 21, 2016

Winter Island: Featuring Cheldon Paterson aka Slowpitch Sound

Cheldon PatersonDate: December 15 – 29, 2015
Artist: Cheldon Paterson
Creative Practice: Audio Art, Experimental Turntablism
Opportunity: During Cheldon's residency, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a 1.5 hour workshop covering a brief history of scratching, equipment orientation, basic techniques and experimenting with different ways of playing with sound as well as experience a half-hour live improvised performance followed by a Q&A session. Exact days/times TBD.
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Cheldon Paterson

Using the turntable creatively to explore sounds has been at the forefront of Cheldon Paterson aka SlowPitchSound’s entire adult life. Turntable composition, live performance and improvisation have been key elements whether performing solo or with culturally diverse musicians stretching from Gamelan to jazz to western classical and beyond. His unique style of turntable performance has made it’s way around the world touching down in Sweden, Great Britain, Netherlands, Australia and America. He is a sound artist who often incorporates unconventional functions of the turntable as well as field recordings in his compositions. Using the turntable as an instrument, sounds are captured, looped and further brought to life by numerous filters and effects in tandem with Paterson's hypnotic tribal rhythms. Away from the stage, Cheldon stays busy teaching the art of DJing at "Off Centre DJ & Electronic Music Production School. www.slowpitchsound.com

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January 21, 2016

Winter Island: Featuring Ayo Leilani

Ayo LeilaniDate: December 4 – 14, 2015
Artist: Ayo Leilani
Creative Practice: Audio Performance, Composition, Hip Hop & Dub
Opportunity: Be among the first to hear Ayo's debut album The Golden Octave. Ayo will be working intensively on the project during her residency and will host a listening/dinner party with the musicians, magicians, witches and participating artists to share her progress and hear your thoughts on the direction of the album. Read more

Ayo Leilani / Witch Prophet

Etmet Musa aka Witch Prophet (formally known as Ayo Leilani) is a Toronto based, Ethiopian/Eritrean singer/ songwriter, the founder and co-director of Toronto based music and multi media collective 88 Days Of Fortune (2009 - Present) and a member of feminist based electro dub hop group, ATS [Above Top Secret] / Abstract Random (2010 - Present).

She has shared the stage with and opened for acts like: Diana King, Shad, Rae Spoon, Zaki Ibraham, Lido Pimienta, Kae Sun, TheeSatisfaction, Shabazz Palaces, LAL, and Michie Mee. Toured Europe twice; playing shows in Paris, Amsterdam, London and Berlin, as well as performed at music festivals like: Black Women Rock, Manifesto, Wavelength, Pride Toronto, Soul Of Brooklyn, Allied Media Conference, Afro Punk, CMW, Inside Out, Under The Volcano and International Women's Fest.

As the founder and co director of 88 Days of fortune she has helped organize, host and sustain an artistically diverse, bimonthly showcase of local and international talent. Received the Toronto Arts Council’s ‘Music Projects Program’ grant (2011), won $5000 with ArtReach Toronto’s ‘Youth Arts Pitch Contest’ (2012), partnered with major organizations like, NXNE, AGO, ArtScape Gibraltar Point, CUE, SKETCH, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Wavelength, Manifesto, MOCADA, Bklyn Boihood, Black Weirdo, Riot Grrrl and PRIDE Toronto, curated two independent European tours with shows in Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris + London (2012 + 2013), along with releasing five 88 Days Of Fortune mix tapes and sponsoring countless showcases and music videos.

Leilani has independently released two mix tapes 'Bonjour' 2009 and 'Ayo x Exile' 2010. Along with a handful of singles in 2013. She also has written songs and sang on two Abstract Random albums "Disrupt Dis Reality Bluuuurd' 2010 and 'Siren Songs'' 2012. She is currently working on her debut full length album titled "The Golden Octave" along with a new album from her band Above Top Secret / Abstract Random both due for release in 2016.

November 30, 2015

Winter Island: Featuring Myung-Sun Kim

Myung-SUn KimArtist in Residence: Myung Sun Kim
Date: November  16 – 30, 2015
Creative Practice: Sculpture, Drawing, Performance
Opportunity: Myung-Sun Kim's current work on the evolving cultural culinary practices and cuisine of Korea, explores food as a way to tell stories of history of war, migration, colonialism, resilience, and healing. A workshop and experimental feast will be offered during the residency.

 

 

Artists Bio

Myung-Sun Kim is a Korean artist based in Toronto, primarily working in the field of sculpture, installation, and drawing. In her work, a continuous material exploration of familiar objects and environments investigates the ideas around memory, loss, semblance, abjection, and resilience. Her current work and interests explore the relationship between history and the evolution of culinary practices, particularly of Korean War and Japanese Occupation. Kim has completed a BFA in Sculpture & Installation at the Ontario College of Art & Design (2005), and a MFA in the Visual Arts Program at York University (2009). She has recently received Ontario Arts Council Grant and Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant. She has exhibited across North America and Finland, with upcoming exhibition with Gendai Gallery. During the residency, she will develop her work around Korean food, history of colonialism and war, and its culinary history, and offer a workshop, related to her project. www.myungsunkim.com

 

 

November 16, 2015

Winter Island: featuring Basil Alzeri

Basil AlZeri

Artist-in-Residence: Basil AlZeri
Date: November  2 – 16, 2015
Creative Practice: Performance & Installation

Opportunity: In week 1, meet Basil in your studio for "1-hour-lunches" where he will offer you lunch in exchange of 1 hour of your time. In week 2, experience a work/workshop/performance/event like no other! Basil will present “How to cook dinner for about 100 people in about 1 hour", a dinner party performance that will invite you to witness a frenzied 1-hour cooking session that will feed about 100 people.

 

Artist Bio

Basil AlZeri is a visual artist working in performance, video, installation, food and public art interventions.  Through his practice and/or services he tries to engage people through gestures of generosity within social settings and in site-specific contexts. AlZeri’s work has been presented in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Mexico City, and Santiago.

 

 

August 01, 2015

Gallery 44 Residency: Site and Place

Spend your Labour Day weekend exploring the landscape through the lens of photography (literally!) in this exciting residency on offer from GALLERY 44. This residency explores the representation of place and the artist’s relationship to landscape through the lens. Our interactions with the environment will be examined. Participants will be able to work independently with daily group and independent critiques, workshops as needed and power points exploring diverse artistic practice. Participants will explore the expanded image, the notion of vantage point, repetitive shooting and landscape and performance.

Photo by Katherine Asals

For more information go to https://gallery44.org/workshops/landscape-site-and-place-residency

November 01, 2014

8 Days Programmed Residency

We’re proud to welcome 8 Days, hosted by Public Recordings, to Artscape Gibraltar Point again in 2015! From the Public Recordings website: “8 DAYS is an intensive encounter open to Canadian contemporary choreographers. The gathering values curiosity, questioning and reflection on how we work in order to deepen choreographic practices.”

Apply by December 1, 2014

For more information go to http://publicrecordings.org/2014/10/13/8-days-iv-english/