2015 Creative Residencies!

We hope you’ll join us in congratulating our Creators in Residence for the 2015 Summer Season: Manon Labrosse and Rhiannon Vogl!

The Algonquin Wildlife Research Station will be hosting Manon and Rhiannon from September 2nd to 6th. They’ll get the chance to work in collaboration as they soak up the Park’s landscape and the expertise of the AWRS’ naturalists.

Manon Labrosse is a Franco-Ontarian visual artist originally from up in Hearst, who now lives in Luskville near Quebec’s Gatineau Hills. Her work often focuses on fictionalized representations of her real-world experiences in the Northlands of Ontario, from the dreamy visual drone of telephone-poles as they pass by outside the car-window, to the stark visuals of  a clear-cut landscape. These memories are refracted through the lens of nostalgia, lending her paintings their unreal yet strangely familiar quality.
Take a look at her work here!

Photo-Credit: Rémi Thériault 

Rhiannon Vogl is taking on our writer’s residency. She works as an associate curator in contemporary art at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. Her writing covers contemporary Canadian and international art. Rhiannon comes from Powassan, so she shares a strong connection to Ontario’s North with Manon. Her own work centres around landscape as a site of memory as well as a vessel for the psychological material that observers of nature bring within themselves.

Rhiannon and Manon want to take the chance offered by this residency to absorb the landscape in Algonquin Park. They’ll be using this time to construct their experiences in the Park into a kind of memory-document that they will later work up into a collaborative piece, dealing with the interplay between landscape, experience, memory, and nostalgia.
We can’t wait to see what they bring to the table, so keep an eye out over the next couple of weeks for updates!

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