February 2, 2013

Artist talk - Calgary Public Art

PublicArt 101 - Professional Development Series 
Artist-in-Residence Programs 

In this session, we will explore and discuss artist-in-residence programs and opportunities both in Calgary and worldwide. Presenting artists will share their experiences of working in local and international residence programs, and present information on what's involved in the application and funding process.

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Cliff Bungalow Arts Centre, 2105 Cliff Street SW

Presenting artists include:

Brian Batista, Calgary Allied Arts Foundation, St(art) Residency
An artist based in Calgary, Brian holds a BFA with Distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design. He was part of the exhibition 7 BY 7: RISING TALENTS at Stride (2009) and his first solo exhibition, Sacred Images, was held at the Untitled Arts Society Gallery. Brian recently showed his series "Divine Inspiration" at the Stride Gallery. www.brianbatista.com

Dick Averns, Calgary 2012 AiR Program
Currently maintaining a practice in Calgary and teaching at ACAD, Dick is actively involved in exhibiting through public institutions, artist-run centres, public art projects and via performative events. His interdisciplinary approach invariably places the audience as a central component to works that thematically engage with the commodification of space. www.averns.com

Rachel Duckhouse, Watershed+ Artist Residency
A visual artist based in the UK, Rachel studied at Leeds College of Art and Winchester School of Art and has been a practicing artist for 14 years. She specialises in drawing and printmaking and her recent etchings, screen prints and drawings are abstract, geometric works that explore 'how things fit together'. www.rachelduckhouse.co.uk

Yvonne Mullock, International Residencies
Graduating from the fine art department at Glasgow School of Art, Yvonne's creative practice has developed into a research-led multi-disciplinary approach that spans interests in nature, landscape and craft - making sculptures, drawings, films and textile works for both gallery and site specific installations.Yvonne has participated in residencies in Scotland, England, United States and Canada.www.yvonnemullock.co.uk

Space is limited to 75 people. Please register in advance.

Contact: Evan Woolley, Program Coordinator, Public Art Program
evan.woolley@calgary.ca / 403-476-4329

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