2023 Artists in Residence – Miki Tamblyn, James Gordon, Jude Akrey

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the City of Guelph Artist in Residence program with three innovative projects by three inspiring artists.

Miki Tamblyn

“Animal forms” is an interactive mask-making and meditation project about shapeshifting, playing, and empathy between species. This project aims to explore how participants can imagine themselves in the place of the animals they share the planet with, and how their thoughts and actions might change when seeing the world from another perspective. For more information, please visit www.mouserinks.com/animal-forms.

Sit-Spot Sessions

August 5, 12, 21, 22, 23 | The Guelph Outdoor School


Sunday, October 1 at 10:00 AM the Guelph Outdoor School

James Gordon

“Rhyme Capsules: Guelph’s tale told in story and song” captures real-life Guelph stories from local seniors of diverse backgrounds through facilitated workshop sessions, and then shape them into songs, poems, or spoken word. The final pieces will be shared in a culminating performance involving the song creators and storytellers. For more information, please visit www.jamesgordon.ca/guelph-artist-in-residence-project-2023


Saturday October 14 at 2:00 PM at the River Run Centre

Jude Akrey

“From one Queer to another” assembles 2SLGBTQ2IA+ artists from Guelph to facilitate a series of arts-based skills workshops, an artist talk, drop-in sharing event and public exhibition that celebrates diversity of queer arts practices. A body of work will be created for public display, with each piece reflecting and memorializing the impact of these events. Artworks will be donated back to the spaces where the events are held. For more information, please visit www.judeakrey.com.

Exhibition and Reception

Friday, October 6 at 5:00 PM at Guelph Civic Museum.

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