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Public invited to meet new Richmond artist in residence

Peisin Ding is the eighth artist in residence at Branscombe House in Steveston.
Peisin Ding is the latest artist in residence at Steveston's Branscombe house.

The eighth Branscombe House artist in residence, Peisin Ding, will launch their residency and project “(Be)coming Home” at an artist’s talk at city hall in mid-January.

At this free event in council chambers at Richmond City Hall (6911 No. 3 Rd.), Ding will describe their practice and plans for their upcoming residency, which includes collaboration with Richmond residents and visitors.

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

Ding is a visual artist and educator who explores urban relationships — such as those between individuals and among built environments — through painting, photography, installations or whatever medium organically arises.

Ding is launching their community-based art project called “(Be)coming Home.”

Throughout 2024, they will invite local residents to participate as collaborators and, in the end, present an interactive mixed-media installation.

The project’s title has a dual meaning:

“Becoming Home” signifies the artist's personal journey of finding belonging as a queer immigrant from China, while “Coming Home” is intended as an invitation to engage with others at Branscombe House, finding a sense of home within.

The project will showcase various meanings of “home” through a variety of art-making processes and productions to nurture an inclusive and caring community.

The Branscombe House Artist Residency takes place in a restored 1908 Edwardian-style house, one of the earliest settler homes in the area, at 4900 Steveston Hwy.

The program launch takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.

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