Summer Residency and Workshops at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

I am very excited to share that I’ll be an artist-in-residence at Fredericton’s Beaverbrook Art Gallery this summer, July 23-29. During the residency, I’ll be focusing on a project I’m calling RITES, a series of small-scale performances, installations, and interventions in the Gallery’s permanent collection exhibition. Rather than focusing on the artwork itself, RITES will relate to those aspects of the gallery that are “not art,” in order to explore how the invisible and silent make themselves known. Click RITES above to learn more about what I have planned for the week.

In conjunction with my residency, I will also be offering two free workshops to the community, Love Is Unskilled Labour, a writing workshop for mothers and other caregivers and Accessible Entrances, a performance workshop for adults with disabilities. Full descriptions are below. If you’re in the Fredericton area, I hope you’ll consider registering or passing this information on to someone you know who might be interested. Both workshops are designed to be as inclusive as possible, so if you have questions or concerns about accommodations you would need in order to participate, please get in touch.

 

Love is Unskilled Labour

A FREE writing workshop for mothers and other caregivers
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
10:00am-3:00pm
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Space is limited, Pre-registration required*

Caregiving requires patience, discipline, flexibility, and imagination, all attributes of an artist. Caregiving can also make art-making and creativity almost impossible to pursue. In this free one-day workshop, mothers and other caregivers will gather to explore the isolation, frustration, intimacy, and joy associated with providing care to other human beings. We’ll talk about emotional labour, tour the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s permanent collection exhibitions, and work individually and collaboratively on original poems and other writing. If you are a caregiver, you are invited to register and attend with the person or people for whom you provide care.

* To register, or for more information, please contact Abby Paige at emailabbypaige@gmail.com or by calling 506-292-5307. Please note: registration is not available through the Gallery for this workshop.

Access information: The workshop will take place in Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio, located on the lower level of the Gallery’s new pavilion, near the ramped entrance to Café Beaverbrook by Chess Piece Patisserie. The workshop will be held in English, but French and Spanish speakers can be accommodated. Children are welcomed; we will care for them as we create together. There is no charge to participate, but lunch is not provided.

Abby Paige is a writer and theatre creator. Her residency is part of the Creative Summer Residency program offered by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. These residencies are offered as part of the Scotiabank Artist Residency Program. More information about this program and the artists is available at beaverbrookartgallery.org

 

Accessible Entrances

A FREE Performance Workshop for Adults with Disabilities
Friday, July 27, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Space is limited, Pre-registration required*

Are you an adult living with a disability who is interested in acting, art, dance, or self-expression? You are invited to a free one-day performance workshop with writer and solo performer, Abby Paige, during her artist residency at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Our day together will include a tour of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s permanent collection exhibitions, followed by fun acting, movement, and improvisation exercises designed to help us create gestures, images, and stories to be shared. We will explore how our bodies inhabit and move through space and what it means to see and be seen. Regardless of your level of ability or experience, you are invited to participate in this day of collaboration, creativity, and fun.

* To register, or for more information, please contact Abby Paige at emailabbypaige@gmail.com or by calling 506-292-5307. Please note: registration is not available through the Gallery for this workshop.

Access information: The workshop will take place in the RBC Learning Center, located on the lower level of the Gallery’s new pavilion, near the ramped entrance to Café Beaverbrook by Chess Piece Patisserie. Support workers and care-givers are also welcomed to attend. The workshop will be held in English, but French and Spanish speakers can also be accommodated. There is no charge to participate, but lunch is not provided.

Abby Paige is a writer and theatre creator. Her residency is part of the Creative Summer Residencies at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, housed in the Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio. These residencies are offered as part of the Scotiabank Artist Residency Program. More information about this program and the artists is available at beaverbrookartgallery.org

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