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.
Amy Malbeuf presents a body of work that considers multiple manifestations of tension - the physical act of stretching or straining; the state of being stretched or strained; and the mental and emotional consequences brought by trauma such as intense stress, anxiety and avoidance.
ImagineNATIVE in partnership with TIFF, Pinnuaq, and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IIF), present 2167, an innovative virtual reality and immersive media project at the Small Arms Inspection Building.
Join us for a beading workshop led by Tabitha Shurgold of the Peel Aboriginal Network. This walk-in workshop will be suitable for all ages and skill levels.
The City of Mississauga will recognize its third Poet Laureate in 2019. The role of the Poet Laureate is to elevate the status of poetry, literary arts and writers within their communities and beyond.