Richmond welcomes 2019 Branscombe House Artist-in-Residence
15 January 2019
The community is invited to meet Paige Gratland, the fourth annual Branscombe House Artist-in-Residence at the launch event on Thursday, January 24 at 7 p.m.
At the free event in Council Chambers at Richmond City Hall (6911 No. 3 Road), Gratland will describe her practice and her plans for her upcoming residency, which includes hosting a series of film screenings, hands-on workshops and collaborative projects through the lens of a queer, feminist artist and labourer. The talk will be followed by a questions and answers session and a short reception.
Gratland is an interdisciplinary artist whose projects move playfully across media, including video, performance, sculpture and printmaking. Her artistic practice is rooted in collaboration, social history and design and she employs a range of creative strategies to provide unique opportunities for interpersonal and intergenerational exchange.
While at Branscombe House, Gratland will also initiate research and development for a documentary/fiction film that follows the work and lives of flight crews. Richmond’s rich aviation history will provide an ideal space to undertake this exciting and ambitious project.
The Branscombe House Artist Residency takes place in a restored Edwardian-style house in the residential area of historic Steveston. Branscombe House is located at 4900 Steveston Highway and is one of the earliest homes built in the area. Details about the current residency can be found at richmond.ca/branscomberesidency.