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Residencies

Current Residencies

Megan Samms

February 2 – March 16, 2024

My art works are continuing development in the direction of decentering Western documentation and mapping traditions, and toward anticolonial documenting practice. I am interested in what mapping and documentation looks like without Western cartographers and extractive industry involved. I am interested in what maps look like with kin-network and intimacy informing the shapes of place and strength of sense in direction, as the leading foci. Can a map be created as a “thing” that is experienced? Can a map to a particular point be created in an atmospheric way, by evoking the senses until the map-reader knows they have arrived to the attended place? What does a multi-functional map look like? I wonder and imagine what documenting and record keeping look like when it’s us, the people of the place who live here day-to-day in embodied relationships with each other and the land, keep the notes and focus the perspective. I am interested in expressions of place, expressions made by places in the forms of flora, fauna, water, textures. How a place makes more of itself. How this = home(s), or at least the feeling of a home place.

To read more about Megan’s work and residency plans, click here!


Upcoming Residencies

Nadine Baldow, Alive Matter (TOPOPHILIA V): Landscape Investigation in Newfoundland and Labrador

March 29 – May 11, 2024

Nadine Baldow’s practice is informed by the current geological era, known as the Anthropocene where traces of human activity become embedded within planet Earth. Are we still part of nature? Or have humans created a new kind of nature? Perhaps estrangement from nature started with a fence: did the first artificial boundary create a gap between man and nature?

In preparation for her upcoming solo exhibition “Alive Matter (TOPOPHILIA V)” at EASTERN EDGE, Nadine will focus on the Landscape Investigation of the surrounding environment of the area Newfoundland and Labrador. Structures, that carry a heavy human handprint are layers of value in an altered landscape. In time these forms establish diverse geological strata, each layer betraying the sedimented yet shifting values of the cultural forces that produced them. With these layers, Baldow seeks to gain a deep understanding of the place and the relationship between “nature” and “culture” in this landscape.

m’lk

May 24 – July 6, 2024

The residency will be an opportunity to create a system of collective research through a multitude of practices and existing projects, some established and most in development. With each of us siblings having a particular technical background. We hope to interact with the indigenous community of Newfoundland and Labrador, with our initial interest being in the radical resilience culture holds when travelling both over geographical distances as well as travelling in other terms- This implying a belief in no boundaries between all cultures. With our existing interest in archiving material culture and in the process of doing so getting to understand the ether of ways of living that soak into the material worlds communities form despite being far distances from a place which would more easily allow for aspects of that material world (ie:- in ingredients for food, materials for clothes and other forms of life).

Sylvan Hamburger

July 19 – August 31, 2024

Cranky signifies an erratic vessel, liable to capsize. This nautical meaning serves as a central metaphor for this proposal: I will relief print the hull of a discarded punt, alongside other sea jettison, and turn the printed impressions into textile kites to be flown along the coast. Cranky presupposes the strange and irregular flight of these soft vessels. It also alludes to the volatile consequences of globalization, consumerism, and climate change on coastal communities.

Joshua Schwebel

September 13 – October 26, 2024

During the residency I intend to visit the location of the Valentine mine and to research the processes and consequences of extracting gold from the landscape. I will speak with environmental groups and local community to discover the community reaction to this mining project, the environmental costs of resource extraction and the colonial legacy that these disruptive processes continue to enact. I will gather rubble and other materials produced by this extraction process.

Georgia Dawkin

November 8 – December 14, 2024

During this residency I will be furthering my research into Power Dressing, and the systems of misogyny within professional expectations and environments. I plan to use these resources and space to develop new performances as PROFESSIONAL WOMAN, explore developing bodies of work regarding Power Dressing and professional fashion, as well as use the time to connect and work directly with the community.


Past Residencies

2023

Melissa Tremblett

Renée Brazeau

Contemplating Queer Space Through Textile Collage with Renée Brazeau

Sarah Lewtas (Artlink Exchange)

Is It a Book? Workshop with AiR Sarah Lewtas

Artist Talk with AiR Sarah Lewtas

Megan Arnold & Clayton Dyon

Megan & Clayton’s Artist Talk + Screening Event

Susan Furneaux

Bark Tanning Workshop with Susan Furneaux

Brenda Reid (Mainframe)

Wander + Wonder: A Practice of Observing and Dreaming – Workshop with Brenda Reid

Oz (B. G-Osborne (Mainframe)

Auditory Fun 101 – Workshop with Oz

Ale Monreal (Mainframe)

Chroma Keying Textiles Workshop with Ale Monreal

Jane Walker (Mainframe)

Digital Storytelling Workshop with Jane Walker

Michael Lucenkiw (Mainframe)

Artist Talk with Michael Lucenkiw

Other Ways of Knowing: Sonification as Data – Workshop with Michael Lucenkiw

Nasim Makaremi Nia (Mainframe)

Artist Talk with Nasim Makaremi Nia

2022

Jillian McDonald

Artist Talk with Jillian McDonald

April White

Artist Talk & Workshop with April White: slowness and comfort in creativity

Glenn Gear, Paige Gratland & Daniel Barrow

Pedro Rebelo & Geraldine Timlin (Artlink Exchange)

Geraldine Timlin and Pedro Rebelo on their Artlink Exchange!

Artist Talk & Film Screening with Pedro Rebelo & Geraldine Timlin

Emily Jan

Open Studio with Emily Jan

Xenia Lucie Laffely

Workshop with Xenia Lucie Laffely: Expression through Textiles

Art Link International Atlantic Residency Exchange, Cliodhna Timoney

International Artist Talks: Micheal Flaherty & Cliodhna Timoney

2021

Summer 2021 HOLD FAST AiR Drew Pardy and Elizabeth Cook, Lily Taylor, and Phlegm Fatales

Summer 2021 Traveling Residency, Emily Neufeld Holding Place: Christeen Francis, Emily Neufeld, Andrew Testa

2020

Summer 2020 Artist in Residence, Ashley Hemmings

Rug Hooking Tutorial with Ashley Hemmings

Makers Afternoon with Ashley Hemmings

Artist Talk | Ashley Hemmings

Spring 2020 Artists in Residence, Drew Pardy & Faune Ybarra

Drew Pardy: Move Together Series

Faune Ybarra: Unusual Encounters, sharing circle

Drew Pardy: The Nipple of Stitches Workshop & Video Tutorial

AiR Faune & Drew: Makers’ Afternoon

Afternoon Tea with Drew Pardy

Faune Ybarra: Artist Talk

Winter 2020 Artists in Residence, Amery Sandford & David Carriere, Melanie Colosimo, and Kate Lahey

Melanie Colosimo hosts satellite Art Bar + Projects

2019

Fall 2019 Artists in Residence, Tanea Hynes & Christeen Francis

Thank God It’s Friday: Studio Hangout & Artist Presentation

Tuesday Art Jam with Christeen Francis

Labrador City artist explores personal connection to mining through art practice

Fall 2019 Land Based Mentored Artist Residency with Marlene Creates, Carrie Allison and Jennifer MacLatchy

OPEN STUDIO: Visit our Artists in Residence, Friday, October 18th, 12-5pm

To Care on Visited Land – Middle Cove Beach, Saturday, October 12, 2019

Conundrums, Confessions, Contradictions, and Concerns: Working as Environmental Artists in 2019

Summer 2019 HOLD FAST artist, Craig Francis Power, Ethan Murphy, Teresa Connors

Spring 2019 Ryan Josey

Winter 2019 Joshua Vettivelu

Eastern Edge Exhibition, Surface Tension (or What Holds an ‘Us’ Together): Joshua Vettivelu

Reading Close: Joshua Vettivelu and legibility in absence – Kailey Bryan

Arbitrary Lines: Refugee Law in Canada 1986 – 2012 – Gobhina Najarajah

CBC: Artists create 40-tonne sand sculpture at downtown St. John’s gallery

C Magazine Issue 143: One Thing: Surface Tension (or What Holds an ‘Us’ Together) by Arun Nedra Rodrigo