Guest House Residencies: Summer 2020
This summer, Open Space presents Guest House Residencies, a series of artist research and production residencies taking place in the gallery. Four regional artists—Tyrone Elliott, Chandra Melting Tallow, Whess Harman, and Dylan Thomas—have been invited to inhabit the space as a studio to work on existing projects, or develop new work related to their practice. Our intent is to provide each artist with unfettered access to the gallery and its resources through their residency.
During this period of COVID-19 and social distancing measures, offering the gallery space to the participating artists allows us to continue to support artists while upholding public safety for community members. Centering artists’ practices during this uncertain time, we hope to heed the calls of the moment to slow down and deepen our focus upon the work that sustains us.
Building on previous series of Guest House programming, in this iteration of Guest House, the Open Space team will work to host each artist by responding to their individual projects and needs. As we think through how we can best support all stages of artistic practice, from research and creation to dissemination and presentation, in a generative and reciprocal manner, we are also considering our responsibilities to the communities we serve and are a part of.
The residencies will not be open to the public, but may feature a public presentation of the artists’ work, in some format, depending on each artist’s interest and capacity.
Schedule of residencies:
Read more about each artist and their project by clicking on their name.
Tyrone Elliott, June 23-July 4
Chandra Melting Tallow, July 7-18
Whess Harman, July 21-August 1
Dylan Thomas, August 4-15
Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We seek to honour and uphold these ongoing relationships to the land and its stewards as we work on these territories.