The artist-in-residence program provides ongoing opportunities to artists to create new responsive artworks, exhibitions and programs. Artists work closely with members of various Mississauga-based communities to respond to local conditions, histories and contexts. Each residency is completely unique and takes place at various sites across the city.
2016 Artists in Residence
About Camille Turner
Camille Turner explores home and belonging in many forms spanning a variety of media such as photography, video, performance and social practice (where conversation is the art). She is the founder of Outerregion, a research lab uncovering Black history and creating the afro future. She challenges the stereotype perceptions of "Canadianness". Camille's most recent works include: HUSH HARBOUR; The Resistance of Peggy Pompadour which uses digital media to reimagine sites of Black history; and WANTED, a collaboration with Camal Pirbhai is a collection of photographs of past performances of Black freedom in Canadian history.
About Bonnie Devine
Bonnie Devine is an Associate Professor at OCAD University and the Founding Chair of OCAD U's Indigenous Visual Culture Program. She is an installation artist, curator, writer, and educator, and a member of the Serpent River First Nation of Northern Ontario (Anishinaabe/Ojibwa). She has taught studio and liberal arts courses at York University, Queen's University, and the Centre for Indigenous Theatre. She has been a full-time instructor at OCAD University in the Faculty of Art, the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies since 2008. In her role as the Founding Chair of OCAD U's Indigenous Visual Culture program, Devine has developed curriculum, taught classes, built ancillary programming, and developed student services to support OCAD's growing population of Aboriginal students and provide a critical Indigenous perspective within the art and design academy.
Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, collars were up, and a wedding singer was the coolest guy in the room.
Celebrate all things Scottish at this tea in honour of the life and poetry of Robbie Burns. The Museums of Mississauga proudly welcome the city's Poet Laureate, Paul Edward Costa, to read from the works of Robbie Burns and share a selection of his own writings.
Indulge in the magic of receiving a hug... Created in response to our world that feels increasingly filled with prejudice and hate, A Warm Hug speaks to our primal needs of wanting to be loved and love others by shining its light with everyone without discrimination.
Learn about Mississauga's first black settlers with photographs and Museum artifacts that you can touch and hold. Create a page detailing your own Mississauga settlement story, which will be collected into a book and made available at the Bradley Museum.