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.

Apartment:

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

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Artist in Residence

CCC
March 19, 2017 - April 22, 2017

CCC is the two person collective of Angela Shackel (audio) and Braden Labonte (visual). Through their combined effort they aim to create alternative avenues to engage with ideas of history, labour, introspection and identity. Their work uses a combination of audio, immersive environments and performance to examine a topic and create a cross disciplinary experience that engages the audience in alternate modes of knowledge translation. Past projects have taken the form of audiowalks, podcasts, short plays and temporal installations. By reexamining/remixing histories CCC’s projects poke and prod around the edges of learning that are harder to define – their works explore different fields of research and wade into places of ambiguity and uncertainty.

CCC 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 for the Arts and Project Bookmark in Toronto, The Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow and Princeton University in New Jersey.

Upcoming Residencies

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.

The Open Studio artist-in-residence program is made possible through support from the Canada Council for the arts, the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage, and Culture, the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation and the Town of Sackville.

 

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.
www.lifeofacraphead.com

The Open Studio artist-in-residence program is made possible through support from the Canada Council for the arts, the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage, and Culture, the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation and the Town of Sackville.

 

 

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.

The Open Studio artist-in-residence program is made possible through support from the Canada Council for the arts, the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage, and Culture, the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation and the Town of Sackville.

 

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 marcbelldept.blogspot.com. He has an instagram account but doesn’t use it.

The Open Studio artist-in-residence program is made possible through support from the Canada Council for the arts, the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage, and Culture, the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation and the Town of Sackville.