Struts & Faucet hosts a series of five-week artist residencies in the gallery each year. Artists in residence can continue their practice or develop a project or site-specific work and are encouraged to creatively engage with the community through screenings, talks, workshops, projects, or events.

Struts & Faucet offers an artist fee and per diem, covers the cost of travel and any materials associated with workshops or other public events, and provides accommodation for the artist in the Struts & Faucet apartment.

Residencies are selected by a committee of Struts & Faucet members after an open call for proposals.

Studio + Facilities:

Artists in residence are offered the Struts & Faucet’s main gallery space to use as a studio space. Artists have access to digital media suites and equipment, Super 8 and 16mm film facilities, and other flexible studio areas within the building. Offsite locations can be considered on a project-by-project basis.


Artists in residence stay in the Struts & Faucet apartment, located above the gallery. This private apartment is fully furnished and includes linens and towels.




Artist in Residence

Liss Platt
September 19, 2016 - October 23, 2016

Liss Platt is a media artist whose recent photo-based and film work promotes deep observation of quotidian spaces and objects as a form of portraiture and self-portraiture. While in residence, Liss will be working on an experimental film using optical printing and hand processing techniques. Titled familiar/film•aria, the piece is, in the first instance, about something that is familiar (the bicycle). But contained within the familiar is a ‘film’ and an ‘aria,’ or by implication, a filmic aria. The intention is to create a song on film (and to film) where the film, as it moves away from its representational function (recognizable images of the bicycle), becomes a metaphor for the self and a contemplation of the film medium. This will be achieved through the creation of a word poem made up of the deconstruction of the word ‘familiar’ which will be juxtaposed to the deconstruction of the image (through re-printing of the film).

Liss Platt has participated in residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, and Daimon in Quebec, and The Independent Imaging Retreat (aka Film Farm) in Ontario. She lives in Hamilton, ON and is an Associate Professor of Multimedia at McMaster University.



Upcoming Residencies

Myriam Jacob-Allard
November 5, 2016 - December 8, 2016

Myriam Jacob-Allard is from Abitibi-Témiscamingue, she lives and works in Montreal. She received a master’s degree in Fine Arts and Media Arts from the Université du Québec à Montreal (2014) and a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University (2009). She has an interdisciplinary approach and works primarily with performance, video, craft and installation. She has presented her work at the Galerie Sans Nom (2015), in Moncton; l’Écart (2015), in Rouyn-Noranda; L’imagier (2015), in Gatineau; Galerie de l’UQAM (2014), in Montréal; Skol (2014), in Montréal; and has participated in various group exhibitions and festivals in Canada, Europe and South America.

Jacob-Allard envisions a deconstruction of “The Mother” archetype through exploring the already existing space between the myth of the “The Good Mother” and the daily realities of motherhood. Having initially become interested in the figure of the “The Good Mother” within a Québecois context, Myriam will explore how this figure is constructed in other cultural, social and linguistic circumstances to open up the proposal and present a broader range of parallel discourses and perspectives.





Marco D’Andrea
June 25, 2017 - July 29, 2017

Born in Ontario, Canada, D’Andrea grew up in the small town of Sharon. In this semi-rural community the
legacy of the 1970s – long hair, big cars, loud stereo systems and hard rock on vinyl – still had
influence. Sound had weight and dimension; D’Andrea has strong memories of lying on the floor listening to
Deep Purple records, feeling the bass in his body and imagining different worlds. As a first
generation Canadian, D’Andrea grew up with a father who found for himself what it meant to be Canadian in a
big backyard, a canoe, camping trips, rock bands and beer. Since relocating to Hamilton, D’Andrea finds a
version of this hard-rocking, working-class Canadiana is a prominent part of the city’s cultural identity
which has influenced his work along with the city’s history of manufacturing and its strong DIY and
salvaging culture.

D’Andrea has lived in Halifax, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Media Arts from the Nova
Scotia College of Art and Design University in 2005. He received a Masters in Library and Information
Science at the University of Western Ontario in 2007 and a Masters in Fine Art at the University of
Guelph in 2012. His work has been shown in Toronto, Hamilton, Windsor, Guelph and Halifax. He lives in
Hamilton, Ontario.




Life of a Craphead
August 20, 2017 - September 23, 2017

Life of a Craphead is the collaboration of Amy Lam and Jon McCurley since 2006. Their work spans performance art, film, and curation. Projects include The Life of a Craphead Fifty Year Retrospective, 2006-2056 (Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2013), an fake career retrospective of all the work they will ever make; Double Double Land Land (Gallery TPW, Toronto, 2009), a play interrupted by a staged wedding; and Free Lunch (2007), a public, anonymously-advertised free lunch serving everything on the menu of a restaurant. Life of a Craphead also run and host the monthly performance art show Doored, which recently toured to Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam; Flux Factory in NYC; and the Lodge at LACA, Los Angeles. They performed frequently on live comedy shows including at Laugh Sabbath (Toronto) and UCB Theatre (L.A. & NYC) between 2006-09. Life of a Craphead have been artists-in-residence at the Macdowell Colony, U.S.; the Banff Centre, Canada; and Wunderbar, U.K.; and their work has been featured in Canadian Art, C Magazine, and Art in America. They are Chinese and Vietnamese and live and work in Toronto, Canada.




March 19, 2017 - April 22, 2017

CCC (see see see) (sea sea sea) (si si si) is a small art collective consisting of one visual artist, Braden Labonte and one audio artist, Angela Shackel. They have exhibited works in Canada, Europe, the US and the UK. They have also been invited to produce audio works for such institutions as the Koffler Centre and Project Bookmark in Toronto, The Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow and Princeton University in New Jersey.

Through their practice they explore and attempt to deconstruct historical narratives and examine the relationships between art, economics and artifacts. They also aim to engage the public in alternative discussions surrounding time, place, labour and identity.


Beth Frey
April 30, 2017 - June 3, 2017

Beth Frey is a Montreal-based artist working in drawing, sculpture, installation and performance. Using humour and pathos, Frey examines the boundaries and ruptures of the body as sites of growth and creativity vis-a-vis the boundaries and ruptures intrinsic to the art objects she creates. She has shown in galleries across Canada, as well as in the US, Mexico, and Morocco. Frey has recently completed an MFA at Concordia University, and acted as researcher-in-residence at Centre des arts actuels Skol. Her illustration work has been published in a number of Canadian magazines enjoyed a viral moment with features in the Huffington Post and eTalk Daily.



Marc Bell
September 24, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Marc Bell has befuddled and bemused his readers for over twenty years. He is the author of Stroppy, Hot Potatoe [sic], Pure Pajamas, and Shrimpy and Paul and Friends and is a co-founder of The All-Star Schnauzer Band. His comics have appeared in many Canadian weeklies, Vice, and LA Weekly. He has also shown his artwork in galleries all over the world. He appeared in Sackville, NB during the Spring of 2015 to distribute some jam (for FREE) but there were not many takers (if any). He sometimes updates his old blog He has an instagram account but doesn’t use it.