Congratulations to Mallory Tolcher, the City of Guelph’s 2019 Artist in Residence!
Mallory Tolcher has been named this year’s City of Guelph Artist in Residence. Tolcher’s project, called #GuelphMovesMe, promotes physical fitness on Guelph’s trails through an outdoor art exhibition.
The project will kick off by asking the community to submit photos of individuals who use the trails regularly as inspiration for 12 hand-drawn portraits.
- Close ups preferred
- No group shots
- Adults 18+ only
- Outdoor photos preferred
- High resolution images required
Be sure to share your photo using the hashtag #GuelphMovesMe after you submit!
Community Engagement Events
Visit Mallory at the following events to learn more about the project, get active and outdoors, and submit photos and stories about how Guelph moves you!
|June 16||8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.||Superhero Run for KidsAbility||KidsAbility||Exhibition Park|
|June 22||10 a.m. to 5 p.m.||Art on the Street||Downtown Guelph Business Association & Guelph Arts Council||Quebec Street, Downtown Guelph|
|June 23||9 a.m.||The Big Little Run||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph||Guelph Lake Conservation Area|
|June 28||5 to 9 p.m.||Fourth Friday||Guelph Museums||Guelph Civic Museum|
|Starting July 2||6 p.m.||Tuesday running group||Guelph Victors||University of Guelph’s Alumni Stadium|
|July 20||7 a.m. to 12 p.m.||Guelph Farmers’ Market||City of Guelph||Guelph Farmers’ Market|
|September 29||1 to 2 p.m.||Artist Talk and Trail Walk for Culture Days||City of Guelph & Culture Days||McCrae House backyard|
About artist Mallory Tolcher
Mallory Tolcher is a local artist and educator who specializes in community art, drawing and installation art. Since graduating from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College’s joint Art and Art History program in 2012, she has worked on a variety of public and private commissions including the creation of Canada’s largest sports-court mural in Palmerston, Ontario.
About the Artist in Residence program
The Artist in Residence program is offered by the City of Guelph to broaden the community’s experience of the arts. The annual program invites artists to engage with the public and showcase their creative practices while enlivening public spaces.
- creatively animate public space(s) – indoor, outdoor and online
- provide opportunities for artists to engage with the public and showcase their creative practices
- broaden the community experience of the arts
- contribute to placemaking and civic pride
- Artist opportunities
- Temporary art displays
- Market Mornings
- Public art policy and procedures
- City of Guelph community arts investment
For more information
Jen Rafter, Cultural Program and Event Coordinator,
Culture, Tourism and Community Investment, Public Services
519-822-1260 extension 2629