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WINTER ISLAND ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Jury’s out! Meet our 2018 Artists-in-Residence.

Artscape is excited to announce the recipients of the 4th annual Winter Island program. The five Artists will spend a month each at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island working on their proposed project designed to engage other artists as well as the local community to produce new, interactive works.

After receiving over a hundred proposals through a public call, Artscape has announced the five artists of Winter Island 2018 selected through a juried process:

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Photos provided by artists: Jeff Nachtigall, Stacey Ho, Simon Pope, Shannon Gerard, Sammy Rawal

JANUARY 2 – 31
Jeff Nachtigall (Regina, SK)
Community Arts/Painting - jeffnachtigall.com

FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 5
Stacey Ho (Vancouver, BC)
Installation/Audio/Performance - staceyho.com

FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 12
Simon Pope (London, UK/Ward's Island, ON)
Juror's International Applicant Award Recipient
Relational Art/Performance/Video - tinyurl.com/simonpope

MARCH 5 – APRIL 2
Shannon Gerard (Frankford, ON)
Fibre Arts - shannongerard.org

APRIL 2 – MAY 3
Sammy Rawal (Toronto)
Hip-Hop Dance/New Media - sammyrawal.com


Now here’s the fun bit - You can take part!

Artists of all disciplines are now invited to apply for a residency that coincides with the Winter Island participant(s) of their choice, enjoying low winter rates and the incomparable atmosphere of Artscape Gibraltar Point during the coolest months.

Come spend a week or a month with us and work on your practice in our famed island retreat. It’s a well-kept secret that Artscape Gibraltar Point is most spectacular in the winter. Picture the sun setting over the silvery lake, brisk air and cozy studios — particularly conducive to artist residency work.


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Photos: (L) Bruce Horak’s Studio at Artscape Gibraltar Point, photo Garrison McArthur Photographers, (R) preparation for Myung-Sun Kim’s Ritual Feast Winter Island 2015, photo Mike Tjioe Photography

And while you’re here, take part in Winter Island works in progress: a hip-hop dance and new media project (Sammy Rawal); a sound installation based on field walks (Stacey Ho); a durational fibre arts project (Shannon Gerard); a community arts and painting project (Jeff Nichtigall); and a participatory artwork exploring local responses to the island flooding of 2017 (Simon Pope).

For dates, rates and other useful information, visit www.artscapegibraltarpoint.ca. Once you’re ready to apply, you’ll find a form on the website to complete.


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If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Lochhead, Residency and Program Coordinator at Artscape Gibraltar Point, at alochhead@artscape.ca or 416-392-7837.


About Artscape Gibraltar Point

Artscape Gibraltar Point, a community cultural hub located on the Toronto Islands operated by Artscape, opened in 1999. Surrounded by 46 acres of parkland and adjacent to a beach on Lake Ontario, its tranquil setting offers artists and creatives an ideal place to focus on their practice and projects. Since its opening in 1999, Artscape Gibraltar Point has hosted thousands of local and international artists in residence, as well as retreats, festivals and other special events.