Branscombe House Artist Residency
Meet Lou Sheppard,
Branscombe House 2020 Artist-in-Residence
The City of Richmond is pleased to announce that Lou Sheppard will be the new 2020 Branscombe House Artist-in-Residence!
Join us for a kick-off event and meet Richmond’s fifth annual Branscombe House artist-in-residence, Lou Sheppard. Hear firsthand about Lou’s plans for free community programs, activities and workshops on over at Branscombe House over the next year.
Lou Sheppard's Residency Launch
Thursday, February 13
Richmond City Hall, Council Chambers
6911 No. 3 Road
Free. Space is limited.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lou Sheppard is a Canadian artist working in interdisciplinary audio, performance and installation. They have exhibited in Canada and internationally, notably in the Toronto Biennial, in the Antarctic Biennale and the Antarctic Pavilion in Venice.
Of settler ancestry, Sheppard was raised on unceded Mi'Kmaq territory and is based in Halifax/K’jipuktuk. Sheppard graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2006 and then studied English and Education at Mount Saint Vincent University. In 2017, Sheppard received the Emerging Atlantic Artist Award and in 2018 was an international residency recipient of the Sobey Art Award.
In their current practice, Sheppard uses processes of translation and metaphor to interrogate structures of power and performativity in data and language. Their work often leads them to collaborate with communities and with musicians, visual artists and performing artists. Learn more at lousheppard.com
Thank you, Paige!
The City of Richmond would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Paige for her amazing work and dedication as the 2019 Branscombe House Artist-in-Residence.
Paige’s unique public programs helped build community connections and encouraged conversations about intersectionality.
Throughout the year, Paige presented a series of talks, workshops and events both at Branscombe House and across Richmond. She also generously contributed to events like Doors Open Richmond, Culture Days and the Maritime Festival and presented talks at local community centres, community spaces and high schools.
One highlight of her residency was the Branscombe House Pride Picnic and Social that she hosted on August 3. The jam-packed afternoon event featured the unveiling of a community created place setting for the House’s picnic table, hands-on weaving activities, Drag Queen Story Time, a colourful bike decorating station, guest speakers and DJ dance party.
During her residency, Paige made a profound impact on Richmond and we look forward to cheering her on in her future professional and personal pursuits as she commences a new public art project for the City of Vancouver in 2020.
Curious about Paige’s residency? Visit her 2019 Branscombe House residency blog for documentation on the programs, events and workshops she offered.
About the Branscombe House Artist Residency
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.
2019 Artist in Residence: Paige Gratland
2018 Artist in Residence: Keely O'Brien
2017 Artist in Residence: Barbara Meneley
2016 Artist in Residence: Rhonda Weppler