2019 Artist in Residence – Mallory Tolcher

Artist in Residence - Mallory Tolcher

Mallory Tolcher is the 2019 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 began by asking the community to submit photos of individuals being physically active as inspiration for 12 hand-drawn portraits.The portraits will be installed at six points along the Silvercreek and Eramosa River trails at the beginning of September and changed out halfway through the month. Exhibition 1: September 3 to 15 Exhibition 2: September 16 to October 4 The project ends with an artist talk and trail walk on September 29 during Culture Days weekend.
Portrait of woman runner

Portrait: Jenna Westaway by Mallory Tolcher. Graphite and charcoal on paper, 2019

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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.
Mallory Tolcher

Project supporters

Many thanks go out to these organizations for their support of this project!


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.

Program goals

  • 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

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For more information

Jen Rafter, Cultural Program and Event Coordinator, Culture, Tourism and Community Investment, Public Services 519-822-1260 extension 2629 [email protected]