2020 Feminist Photography Online Residency
In 2017, Feminist Photography Network piloted an online residency, whichbrought together twelve mid-career womenartists. The framework of the online residencyrevolved around monthly deadlines, feedback on works-in-progress,and peer motivation. Basedin Brooklyn, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highlandsof Scotland, and Tkaronto/Toronto, the artists were selected because oftheir connections to photo-based practices, interest in community-building, andtheir shared challenges in creating art. In April 2020, nine of the artistsreinstated the residency in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our 2020 artist residents included Ida Arentoft, Hannah Laycock, Jennifer Long, Gina Lundy, Margaret Mitchell, Clare Samuel, Kate Schneider, Arpita Shah, & StaceyTyrell.
Image: KateSchneider, Untitled 2020, work-in-progress
From Here & Elsewhere
“From Here & Elsewhere” (Spring/Summer 2020) was presented in collaboration with K + D, an art consulting firm that manages and builds art collections for private collectors and corporations across Canada @kplusd. The exhibition presented at Capital One's private offices features the work of four lens-based artists living in Toronto: April Hickox, Kate Schneider, Dianne Davis, and Virginia Mak. The selection of works each relate to the examination, recollection or documentation of a specific time and place, with themes of flora and fauna tying them together visually.
image: Dianne Davis, Common II, 2017 (Whirlpool Farm, 1891), 2017, C-print
Artport Gallery, Harbourfront Centre
June 23 - September 14, 2018
Opening celebrations July 12, 6-10pm
BRAVE: The Festival of Risk and Failure
An exhibition by members of Feminist Photography Network’s Online Residency
Left: Stacey Tyrell, Untitled, 2018
In the summer of 2017, Feminist Photography Network piloted an online residency, which brought together mid-career woman-identified artists from Canada and Scotland (via the Scotland-based WildFires: Women Photographers Network). The framework of the online residency revolved around monthly deadlines, feedback on work-in-progress, and peer motivation. Based in Brooklyn, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highlands of Scotland, and Toronto, the selected artists are aligned in their connection to photo-based practices, interest in community-building, and shared challenges in creating art. These artists have experienced common impediments, such as halts to their practice due to family commitments, precarious employment, and health issues. These and other variables, paired with the repeated underrepresentation of women in art, pose a challenge to sustaining an artistic practice. Exchanges: Dialogue, Hesitation & Creation explores the dynamic process of artistic production, including the failed shoots, self-doubt, and moments of clarity, while celebrating how the chaos of daily life can both inspire and hinder an artistic practice.
Special thanks to Exhibition Project Coordinator Alana West for her tireless support; the staff at Harbourfront Centre for their insight and trust; designer Sophie Paas-Lang for bringing the timeline to life; and Tek Yang and OCAD University’s Epson Imaging Lab for their printing support.
This exhibition is made possible by Creative Scotland, British Arts Council, Danish Arts Council, UK’s Heritage Lottery Fund, Ontario Arts Council, Government of Canada, City of Toronto and Canada Council for the Arts.
Artport Gallery, Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 12 noon to 6pm, Friday 12 noon to 8pm.
Closed Mondays, open holiday Mondays from 12 noon to 6pm
Feminist Photography Network Online Residency
From June 2017 to March 2018 – Feminist Photography Network is piloting an online residency for mid-career artists which brings together 12 lens-based artists to create work and participate in exhibitions in Scotland and Toronto.
Gender & The Lens Exhibition
In celebration of International Women’s Day, 2017, The Feminist Photograhy Network launched the Gender & The Lens exhibition at OCAD University's Ada Slaight Student Gallery.
Participating Artists: Maddie Alexander, Yuling Chen, Clea Christakos-Gee, Ava Cochrane, Mara Gajic, Antonio Giacchetti, Raelene Giffin, Ashley Hiltz, Jesse King, Morgan Sears Williams, Michael Seleski, Farihah Shah, Alia Youssef
Curated by Jennifer Long and Clare Samuel
The exhibit showcased artworks by feminist-minded students and recent graduates from Ryerson and OCAD University whose artwork explores themes of gender through lens-based mediums. Within this installation was a slideshow entitled When The Light Shifts, by members of WildFires: Women Photographers Network in Scotland.
Right: Gender & The Lens installation at OCAD University’s Ada Slaight Student Gallery. Front monitor: WildFires: Women Photographers Network in Scotland, Back wall by Ava Cochrane (OCAD U) and Alia Youssef (Ryerson)