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.
For updates on Meneley’s residency and find out more about her workshops, visit her blog.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Free Open Studio Drop-in Workshops
Join Barbara Meneley for a series of fun and engaging community art workshops for all ages on the second Sunday of every month throughout 2017 at Branscombe House, located at 4900 Steveston Highway.
All workshops are free and pre-registration is not required. Participants will leave these workshops with their own handmade artworks and the skills to create more. No experience is necessary and all materials will be supplied.
Sunday, September 10, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Learn new ways to look at and think about the everyday things we find around us.
In this drop-in workshop, participants will explore the outdoor area around Branscombe House and collect materials to make monoprints of various surface textures.
Culture Days Workshop
Saturday, September 30, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Participate in unique hands-on creative art-making activities as part of Culture Days.
While you are there, check out the exhibition of artwork created by community members at Branscombe House this summer.
Sunday, October 8, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Learn how to look at everyday materials in new ways and creatively upcycle old books to create works of art. In this drop-in workshop, participants will practice paper folding techniques, explore ways of working with materials and develop skills in three-dimensional design.
Sunday, November 12, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Learn how to upcycle household items to create illuminated works of art. In this drop-in workshop, participants will practice colour composition, develop skills in abstract design, and expand ways of seeing.
Find out about the City of Richmond’s inaugural Branscombe House Artist-in-Residence, Rhonda Weppler here.
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.