- Bridge & Falls Studios and Residencies -

In all four seasons, Northwestern Ontario is one of the most beautiful and geographically interesting place on earth. Sunset country truly is the perfect place for any creative person to get inspired. In the summer of 2020, the creative residency summer programme, hosted by the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, is on hold until 2021. To learn more about the creative residency and the tiny studios, please visit www.createinsnnf.ca

Bridge & Falls Creative Residency: A Culture, A Tribe, A Community


Summer Series, 2020

DAY USE STUDIOS
For the summer of 2020, two tiny studios will be in use. They are for day-use only. ON THE WATER and ON THE ROCK are both equipped with a workspace and modest furnishings. The tiny studios are not fitted with electrical or plumbing.

For that reason, the locations of the two studios are within walking distance of Township owned & operated facilities that do offer restroom facilities. The ON THE WATER tiny floating studio is near the government docks and the Northern Ontario Sportfishing Centre (NOSFC) in Sioux Narrows. The ON THE ROCK (8’ x 20’) studio is at the head of a trail, tucked in the woods, and just up the hill from the Travel Centre in Nestor Falls, ON.

All artists can use the libraries in both communities. If your residency is in Nestor Falls, you are welcome to recharge and connect to wi-fi at the Travel Centre. And, if your residency is in Sioux Narrows, you can plug in and power up at the Northern Ontario Sportfishing Centre.

ON THE WATER
ON THE WATER is a tiny studio on a floating platform. The floating studio is intended to connect the user to water, one of the four elements of nature and is designed/ constructed to allow the user to freely relate to the outdoors. It is ideally situated close to shops, stoves, and amenities in the small community of Sioux Narrows.

ON THE ROCK
The artist residency site is perched on top of an undulating bedrock surface at the head of a prominent walking trail for the community of Nestor Falls. How the building touches the site is very important, the intention, to follow the changing elevation of the rock, making delicate connections that seem to float above the surface. Natural light floods the interior of the space, and the warmth of the cedar projects through the polycarbonate wall system.

The ON THE ROCK studio is just south of Nestor Falls where you will find shops, a grocery store, and the amenities of a rural, community in northwestern Ontario.

Download the 2020 Application


Artist-in-Residency: AIR #1
Monday, August 19 to Friday, August 24
Studio: On The Water | Location: Sioux Narrows, ON

Artist-in-Residency: AIR #2
Monday, August 19 to Friday, August 24
Studio: On The Rock | Location: Nestor Falls, ON

Artist-in-Residency: AIR#3
Monday, September 9 to Friday, September 14
Studio: On The Water | Location: Sioux Narrows, ON

Artist-in-Residency: AIR#4
Monday, September 9 to Friday, September 14
Studio: On the Rock | Location: Nestor Falls, ON


ON THE WATER

ON THE WATER
Conceptual Design: Prairie Architects – Melissa McAlister & Lindsay Oster
Constructed By: Carpentry Students from the dual-credit program, Confederation College | St. Thomas Aquinas High School | Beaver Brae High School | Guided By: Dan Olscamp & Chris Hopkins | Additional Credits, Mike Salvador & Fred Borg

ON THE ROCK

ON THE ROCK
Conceptual Design: Faculty of Architecture Students | University of Manitoba
In Partnership With: Boreal Studio | Shawn Bailey & Shawn Sinclair
Build/ Design: Boreal Studio

BOTH STUDIOS will be made available to local & regional crafters, artists and creative minds who wish to develop their personal/ collective bodies of work. Perhaps you are a quilter and wish to work with a group of like-minded individuals for a few days on a special project or maybe you are a photographer and you need some time away from the hustle n bustle of everyday life. Mayor & Council have endorsed the studio availability and our Cultural Officer will work with you on a case-by-case basis. Studio availability and bookings are based on a first-come/ first-serve basis. This program is subject to change. For more information, please contact Denise Lysak at [email protected]


CREATIVE RESIDENCY IN SIOUX NARROWS & NESTOR FALLS: WHAT IS THAT?

The creative residency provides artists with unique and intense opportunities to develop their art practice and to network with other artists, writers, carvers, photojournalists, etc. In short, we provide day-use studios, and subsidies to help offset expenses in support of a one-week long, self-guided residency. If the artist is willing, some residencies will feature a community engagement piece. Imagine, if you will: a talkback session around a campfire; an exhibition of a painter’s pieces; or maybe, a group excursion – a trail walk, in the woods, with a photographer.  Almost anything is possible! Keep watching the Facebook page for the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, for updates and more information.  Follow us on Twitter @TownshipofSNNF or hang with us on Instagram @townshipofsnnf

WHO’s WHO, SUMMER SERIES of 2018

 

AIR #1: VISUAL ARTS
Artist: Holly Ann Friesen
Dates: June 13-19
Studio: On the Rock
Location: Travel Centre | Nestor Falls, Ontario

AIR #2: VISUAL ARTS &   LITERARY ARTS
Artist: Gabriel Morgan
Dates: June 13-19
Studio: Moving Gallery
Location: Travel Centre | Nestor Falls, Ontario

AIR #3: THEATRE ARTS
Artist: Camila Diaz-Varela
Dates: July 30-August 5
Studio: On the Water
Location: Long Bay | Sioux Narrows, Ontario

AIR #4: LITERARY ARTS
Artist: Terri Gillis
Dates: August 6-12
Studio: On the Rock
Location: Travel Centre | Nestor Falls, Ontario

AIR #5: VISUAL ARTS
Artist: Erin Bailey
Dates: August 6-12
Studio: Moving Gallery
Location: Travel Centre | Nestor Falls, Ontario

AIR #6: VISUAL ARTS
Artist: Kristin Bailey
Dates: August 13-19
Studio: On the Rock
Location: Travel Centre | Nestor Falls, Ontario

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