Tuesday, April 24th 2018 – 7.30 PM
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Seats are limited, so please rsvp, asap
Hello RIA Subscribers,
Barbara Brown was among the first to be invited as Artist in Residence at the newly created Kingsbrae International Artist Residency (KIRA) in St. Andrew’s, New Brunswick. She will talk about her travels to NB and the residency as well as the photographic project she undertook during her month long stay.
Salons about Residencies always fill up fast. Please RSVP asap if you would like to attend!
Petra and Rene
Barbara Brown trained as a visual artist at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (now NSCAD University) and completed her graduate work at what is now Manchester Metropolitan University, England. Brown’s current work – photographs of ephemeral compositions of natural materials – are created as visual meditations in and of the landscape. Her work deals with memory and the passage of time, referencing the changing of seasons and the inevitable decline of all things, as observed in the garden. Through her artistic practice she is negotiating an ancient relationship with the earth, one that seems new and finds a contemporary praxis in new physical and psychic relationships with the land.
A note on the Salons.
1. Every month or so (there have been some hiatuses) Rene and I invite an artist, who has done a project outside the Ottawa area, to give a presentation in our home. This could be about an exhibition, a presentation, a residency or a research trip. It is a nice, informal way to get to know about something that we don’t have a chance to experience in person.
2. We have also invited artists who are new in town to give a presentation about their work.
3. And we are interested to hear from artists who have graduated from the MFA program at Ottawa U. and have settled in Ottawa.
The get-togethers are super casual, and the talks are short so there is lots of time for discussions about all sorts of things. People take turns to bring wine (we ask different people each time). This isn’t about food, so we usually have only chips. Invitations to speakers are based on coincidence, happenstance and word of mouth. There is only space for 20 people, first RSVP-ed first served, so please RSVP as soon as possible. If there are more people than seats, we create a waiting list. For the following salon, the people on the waiting list get an advanced notice. We are trying not to turn the salons into a club, and this is the best way we know of getting different people together at different times. Please don’t be discouraged if you don’t get in the first time. Although there are now more than 330 names on my list, people usually can attend at least 1 out of 2 salons.
If you sign up but can’t make it at the last moment, let us know, so we can contact someone on the waiting list.