The Koerner Artist in Residence Program is an annual professional residency in the Fine Art Programme at Queen's University. The residency program provides students with unique access to mentorship from a celebrated artist, and gives the artist a chance to share their expertise.
For Kingston and area community members, the program offers a platform whereby contemporary art is shared and articulated. The residency is an integrated itinerary of classroom activities, studio time, one-to-one critiques, and opportunities to build relationships with students, faculty members and community artists.
This artist residency is made possible by the generous support of the Koerner Foundation.
Image: Geoffrey Farmer: Leaves of Grass, 2012, Shadow puppets made from Life magazines (1935 to 1985 displayed in chronological order), tall grass, glue, Dimensions vary, Special thanks to the Morris/Trasov Archive, Commissioned and produced by dOCUMENTA (13) with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council. Photo: Anders Sune Berg
As part of the Queen’s University Koerner Artist in Residence Programme, there will be an illustrated public lecture by Geoffrey Farmer on his works Wednesday, October 17, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm in Kingston Hall, Room 201.
Artist Presentation & Reception
The Agnes Etherington Art Centre will present a Philosopher’s Café with Queen’s Koerner Artist in Residence, Geoffrey Farmer on the evening of Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 pm. His presentation titled, “Factory Life: A Walking Tour of Leaves of Grass”will address his recent work in dOCUMENTA (13). A reception will follow.
Show & Tell Art Critique
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre will hold an event for artists in the Kingston area, titled, Show and Tell, with Geoffrey Farmer, Queen’s Koerner Artist in Residence, on the evening of Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 pm. Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is located at 21A Queen Street.
For more information, please contact Ted Rettig at email@example.com.
Click the play button below to view the image gallery for the 2011-2012 Koerner Artist in Residence, featuring David Urban.
Click the play button below to view Koerner Artist In Residency Program, 2003-2009.
I had a chance to meet up with David Urban during my final semester in painting here at Queen's. I hadn't signed up before with other visiting artists, but I wish I had now! He was so informative and had so much information for me and for my work. It was nice to have an outside pair of eyes to look at my work and critique it honestly from the point of view of a professional artist and make suggestions for what to do for pushing it farther. We talked not only about my art, but what he did during school and soon after he graduated, which helped to alleviate some of the stress of graduation. I wish I had gotten over my intimidation regarding the visting artist sooner as it was a great learning experience!
Lianne Suggitt, BFAH 2012