Saturday, 22 September 2018

Island Time Residencies

I recently completed an MFA at OCADu in which I focused on how the Caribbean landscape can be reimagined outside of the tourist eye. After my MFA, I looked to continue  my practice around island culture and landscape while shifting my attention back to Canada. Island Time 01 at Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands and Island Time 02 at 2 Rooms Artist Residency in Duntara, Newfoundland

For these residencies, I continued and expanded my research on how the landscape of islands is perceived and imagined, and how it can be renegotiated. I explored similarities between islands, such as small communities which are both close-knit and insular, tourism as a necessary but problematic industry, living in a landscape that dominates one’s existence and is susceptible to the elements, and existing in a state of being considered apart from time (standing still) which is usually untrue. 



Duntara

Duntara

2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects in Duntara




Main living space in the residency

Studio Time
Working in the shed

Research

Research
















Wild Blueberries
Research at the Ryan Premises National Historic Site


Bonavista

Keels, Bonavista Penisula

Keels, Bonavista Penisula


Lichen

Emily and Natalie presenting their project

During my stay at the residency overlapped a few days with Emily Pittman and Natalie Field of The Gathered Gallery.  

Trinity Historical Sites

Trinity Historical Sites

Trinity Historical Sites

for my Bajans


English Harbour Arts Centre


Rock Sculptures in English Harbour

Rock Sculptures in English Harbour






Coaker Factory Building in Port Union

Coaker Factory Building in Port Union

King's Cove





Catherine Beaudette, director of 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects












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