2023 – Miki Tamblyn, James Gordon, Jude Akrey

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

Miki Tamblyn

Animal forms was an interactive mask-making and meditation project about shapeshifting, playing, and empathy between species. This project aimed 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.

James Gordon

Rhyme Capsules: Guelph’s tale told in story and song” captured real-life Guelph stories from local seniors of diverse backgrounds through facilitated workshop sessions. The stories were then shaped into songs. Enjoy the recording of the culminating performance.

Jude Akrey

From One Queer to Another assembled 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 was created for public display, with each piece reflecting and memorializing the impact of these events. Artworks were donated back to the spaces where the events are held.