The Museums of Mississauga Artist in Residence project at the Bradley Museum will be a series of innovative projects that build on the past and look to the future. Using art, digital technology and social networking, will result in a community of expansive heritage thinkers and researchers. The project will investigate how stories are documented, interpreted, and retold to ensure they include the many voices of our residents and community.
Stories are told through visual art, literature, performance and film. Sharing these stories stirs the imaginations of both the author and the audience. The best stories are the ones that remain true and endure the test of time.
2016 Artists in Residence
Bonnie Devine and Camille Turner will develop projects through research and consultation with current and former residents. They will translate and share the stories through original photographs, video and sound recordings and three-dimensional sculptures.
The research will be presented through a series of community roundtables and discussions, public presentations and exhibitions.
Bonnie Devine's look at the complicated history of the north shores of Lakes Ontario and Lake Erie will result in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Mississauga.
Camille Turner will investigate the history of African diaspora of the 905. The final research work will be presented during a Canada 150 exhibition at the Bradley Museums.
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.
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.