August 30, 2019 – Just returned from an artist residency at Union House Arts in Port Union, Newfoundland. Equal parts historical restoration, contemporary art initiative and community outreach, the residency is housed in an historic building – part of the only ‘Union built’ town in North America. Located along the coast of the Bonavista Peninsula, the backdrop to this residency is one of spectacular coastal geology and (during my tenure) the second iteration of the Bonavista Biennale; a bi-annual contemporary art exhibition set in outport communities along the peninsula by Indigenous, Canadian and International artists. While in residence I spent time with Biennale artist and art collaborator Meghan Price, hiking the coastal geology and continuing to engage in ideas around scale in geologic landscapes; a part of our collaborative project debuting at YYZ in Toronto next fall (2020).
Thank you Union House Arts!