Branscombe House Artist Residency
Creative Process for Artists and Non-Artists
Thursday, Dec 3, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join Branscombe House Artist-in-Residence Lou Sheppard for some exercises and tips to help you develop and maintain a daily creative practice. This will be a one hour workshop followed by 30 minutes of informal open studio time to work together online.
Register in advance for the free online activity by RSVPing to email@example.com. This free online workshop will be held on Zoom. Participants will require a computer, smart phone or tablet and access to internet. A suggested materials list will be provided in advance.Virtual Performance, Open Studio and Virtual Potluck
|Image: Magnetic Orientation
Lou Sheppard 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm Virtual Choir
7:00pm - 8:00pm Open Studio and Virtual Potluck
Join Branscombe House Artist-in-Residence Lou Sheppard for a virtual choir performance and open studio event.
6:00pm - Join the virtual chorus to participate in the performance of Lou’s new score, Magnetic Orientation. Come ready to sing together online and prepare a brief performance for the open studio event.
7:00pm - Check out the choral performance of Magnetic Orientation and an artist presentation of Lou's work created while in residence at Branscombe House. Stick around for a virtual potluck and chat to say goodbye to Lou.
Register in advance for the free online activity by RSVPing to firstname.lastname@example.org. This free online workshop will be held on Zoom. Participants will require a computer, smart phone or tablet and access to internet.
Wondering what to make for the potluck? Try something from the Quarantine Comforts Recipe Book!
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
About the Branscombe House Artist Residency
Branscombe House is located at 4900 Steveston Highway and is one of the earliest settler 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.
2020 Artist-in-Residence: Lou Sheppard
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