Branscombe House Artist Residency
2017 Branscombe House Artist-in-Residence
In January 2017, celebrated visual artist, Barbara Meneley moved into Steveston’s historic Branscombe House as Richmond’s second annual Artist-in-Residence.
Barbara Meneley is a Canadian visual artist whose interdisciplinary art practice incorporates cartographic and book works, installation, media and performance. Her projects develop site-responsively, in collaboration and dialogue with people, places and histories. She holds an undergraduate degree in Communications from Simon Fraser University, an MFA from the University of Regina and a PhD from Queen’s University. Meneley has developed creative residencies and exhibited her work extensively across Canada and the United States. For more information, visit Barbara’s website.
The Branscombe House Artist-in-Residence program is situated in historic Steveston, making it the perfect locale for Meneley to work with the community on projects focused on placemaking, cartography and archival processes. The artist will live upstairs in Branscombe House, while the main floor remains a space for public programs and is available for rentals (maximum capacity 30 persons; email@example.com).
Barbara Meneley led a series of fun and engaging community art workshops for all ages every month throughout 2017 at Branscombe House. All workshops were free and pre-registration was not required. Participants left her workshops with their own handmade artworks and the skills to create more. No experience is necessary and all materials will be supplied.
The City of Richmond would like to thank Barbara for her amazing work with the community throughout 2017 and wish her all the best on her upcoming creative ventures.
Find out about the City of Richmond’s inaugural Branscombe House Artist-in-Residence, Rhonda Weppler here. For details on Barbara Meneley's residence, visit her blog.
Branscombe House is located at 4900 Steveston Highway and is one of the earliest homes built in the area; as such it is significant for its historical association to Steveston and for reflecting the pattern of commercial and related residential development that occurred in Steveston’s early history.
The Branscombe House Artist-in-Residence is selected annually via an Open Call.