Richmond welcomes ‘queer, feminist artist and labourer’ as 2019 Branscombe House Artist-in-Residence

The community is invited to meet Paige Gratland, the fourth annual Branscombe House Artist-in-Residence at the launch event on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.

At the free event in council chambers at Richmond City Hall, Gratland will describe her practice and her plans for her upcoming residency, which includes hosting a series of film screenings, hands-on workshops and collaborative projects through the lens of a “queer, feminist artist and labourer,” said the city’s press release.

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The talk will be followed by a question and answer session and a short reception.

Gratland is an interdisciplinary artist whose projects move playfully across media, including video, performance, sculpture and printmaking.

Her artistic practice is rooted in collaboration, social history and design and she employs a range of creative strategies to provide unique opportunities for interpersonal and intergenerational exchange.

While at Branscombe House, Gratland will also initiate research and development for a documentary/fiction film that follows the work and lives of flight crews.

Richmond’s rich aviation history will provide an ideal space to undertake this exciting and ambitious project.

The Branscombe House Artist Residency takes place in a restored Edwardian-style house, 4900 Steveston Highway, in Steveston.

More details about the residency can be found at richmond.ca/branscomberesidency.

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