Branscombe House Artist Residency
Keely O’Brien is the 2018 Branscombe House Artist in Residence.
Keely is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice incorporates intricately handmade objects with innovative theatre productions. She is Co-Artistic Director of Popcorn Galaxies, a Vancouver based experimental theatre company. She is also a community engaged arts educator for children and youth in both theatre and visual arts and holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from SFU.
Her artistic practice includes the creation of handmade puppetry, immersive installations, extravagant costume creation and imaginative ephemera. During her residency, Keely plans to explore the universal and topical experiences of finding, making, and then ultimately losing a home and community. Keely hopes to spark conversations about how we inhabit new communities and how we can work together to make them our own.
Visit Keely’s Artist-in-Residence blog.
Upcoming Free Workshops
Drop-in workshops take place on the second Sunday afternoon of every month. All ages and experience levels welcome; materials supplied.
Neighbourhood Love Notes Workshop
Sunday July 8
Free. Branscombe House (4900 Steveston Highway)
Drop by this fun and unique workshop and learn guerilla art techniques to create a mischievous love note to post in your neighbourhood! Like random acts of kindness, guerilla art interventions have the potential to create magical exchanges between strangers, connect us and make our neighbourhoods more interesting and lively places to be. _______________________________________________________________
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.
2016 Artist in Residence: Rhonda Weppler
2017 Artist in Residence: Barbara Meneley