Landscape: Site and Place Residency

Photo by Katherine Asals at Gibraltar Point Residency 2014

Landscape: Site and Place Residency

Friday, September 4, 2015, 12:00PM to Monday, September 7, 2015, 4:00AM
400.00 CAD
350.00 CAD

The second annual residency held at Artscape Gibraltar Point will once again be lead by April Hickox over 4 days on Labour Day weekend. It will allow you to focus on intensively exploring new ideas or finding direction for projects in progress. Darren will be joining again as well to help out and cook delicious dinners!

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Price includes: Presentation, group and individual critiques from April, private accomodation and shared studio space at Artcape Gibraltar Point for 3 nights/4 days, free access to G44 rental equipment and AGP's darkroom, 3 group dinners.

The residency will likely sell out, 10 spaces are available, a $200 deposit is required to secure a spot.

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Landscape Site and Place

This residency explores the representation of place and the artist’s relationship to landscape through the lens. Our interactions with the environment will be examined. Participants will be able to work independently with daily group and independent critiques, workshops as needed and power points exploring diverse artistic practice. Participants will explore the expanded image, the notion of vantage point, repetitive shooting and landscape and performance.

The Toronto Islands as site has a rich cultural history beginning with the indigenous peoples now known as the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, for whom the island had spiritual importance. European settlers used the island for leisure, building a summer community that once included a ball diamond, a midway, and a diving horse. Today, the Islands consist of a car-free alternative community of 750 people surrounded by a public park which is one of the largest green spaces in the city. The park is being slowly stewarded to become a Carolinian forest, including meadows, sand dunes and overgrown areas. This will provide us with a diverse back-drop for photographic exploration.


"This residency was all that I expected, and more! I think it was organized in a productive manner - the structure was good, with a mix of lectures and discussion, and plenty of free time for shooting. The additional guest lecturers were an added bonus. I enjoyed the social aspect of the group - the informal discussions at meals added an extra opportunity to learn. April was helpful, encouraging, and approachable - she was interested in our work and did not take this workshop as an opportunity to talk about her own projects. AGP staff was helpful and contributed greatly to the success of the weekend. Quite honestly, I can't think of anything I would change, other than perhaps a bit more time for an individual assessment of the work produced during the workshop. The food was fabulous too. I felt the cost was well worth it." -Sylvia Galbraith, 2014 Resident


Photo by Katherine Asals at Gibraltar Point Residency 2014

April Hickox is a lens based artist, teacher and independent curator who lives on Toronto Islands. She has been producing for over 35 years, her work includes photography, film, video and installation works. April's work is based in narratives, the passage from one experience, to another in the life process encompassing history, memory, and site. She has been supported by all levels of funding throughout her career and has exhibited nationally and internationally. An active community leader, the founding director of Gallery 44 Center For Contemporary Photography, and a founding member of Tenth Muse Studio, and Artscape. April is currently associate professor of photography at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto.