EUROPEAN ARTIST EXCHANGE
A 4-WEEK ARTISTIC RESIDENCY WITH THE ESTONIAN ARTISTS ASSOCIATION
The Hamilton Arts Council European Artist Residency provides a mid-career level visual artist from Hamilton, Ontario, the opportunity to create new works in the inspiring artist studio provided by the Estonian Artists Association in Tallinn, Estonia over a four week period in September 2019.
Submissions for 2019 are now closed
The vision of this residency program is to build and strengthen cultural connections between Europe and Canada by providing an opportunity for Hamilton artists to work in Europe and meet local artists in the vibrant Estonian arts scene. The program is a partnership with the Hamilton Arts Council, the Estonian Artists Association and is funded through the generous support of The Cotton Factory.
Tyler Tekatch is a Hamilton-born Canadian artist whose work explores the nature of dreams, perception and the religious imagination. He studied filmmaking at Ryerson and York University. His practice encompasses collage, photography, digital cinema and interactive installation. His work explores the mysterious, hidden and uncanny dimensions within the quotidian and is driven by the conviction that perception and dreams reveal everyday existence to be deeply unknowable.
Last year's recipient was TOR LUKASIK FOSS. Tor is a native Hamiltonian artist whose creative practice spans over two decades and encompasses visual art, performance, and creative writing. In the last decade, his practice has investigated social anxiety particularly as it relates to public and private space. Lukasik Foss has used storytelling and songwriting as both intimate and public actions, particularly stories and songs that stem from myth, folklore, and religion. His multidisciplinary practice investigates the eccentricities of the public sphere, everything from municipal signage to the concert stage. He exhibits work both individually and as part of TH&B, an artist collective of which he is a founding member (along with Ivan Jurakic, Simon Frank, and Dave Hind). Lukasik-‐‑Foss performs under the pseudonym ‘Tiny Bill Cody’ and has released four Cd’s of original songwriting over the last two decades, He writes regularly for “Hamilton Magazine”, is a founding member of the Hamilton Seven, a storytelling collective seen most notably at the 2017 Hamilton Fringe Festival. He has also been awarded the 2007 K.M. Hunter Award for Visual Arts, 2008 Visual Arts Award from the City of Hamilton, a 2009 Hamilton Music Award (Best Male Artist) multiple Ontario Arts Council Mid Career Visual Arts Grants and a 2014 Canada Council Project Grant. He lives with his family in central Hamilton and works as the Program Director for the Art Gallery of Hamilton. www.torlukasikfoss.ca