Each resident artist is planning and preparing a session which will be open to the public by donation. Each session will be different based on the interests and expertise of the presenting artist. These events will take place a various times, dates and locations throughout the Haliburton area. Scroll down to see upcoming events.
Halls Island Artist Residency Session 6
Madeleine Donohue, play write and screenwriter, will lead a reading of her play “When the Ice Breaks”. Local actors will be reading the various parts. After the reading, stay for a Question and Answer period. Jack Brezina, a Halls Island Committee Member, is hosting this community session at the Haliburton Museum. 66 Museum Rd, Haliburton ON.
“My play is called When The Ice Breaks, and it's set during the war of 1812. It's a drama: a little bit of mystery, little bit of romance.”
Date: Saturday September 14
Location: Haliburton Highlands Museum, 66 Museum Rd., Haliburton ON
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Please rsvp to email@example.com if you plan to attend. Admission by donation.
Halls Island Artist Residency Community Session 5
Celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of the gift of Dahl Forest with artists Sophie Edwards and Chris Turnbull (in partnership with the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust)
Dahl Forest - Videopoem project
Time: Saturday, August 31st 2019 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Location: meet at the Dahl Forest main gate at 1307 Geeza Rd., Minden Hills. (Carpooling appreciated)
Activity: Light hike
Artist/writers Sophie Edwards and Chris Turnbull are attending the Hall’s Island residency during the first week of September. We each tend to work in hybrid forms — mixing genres on the page and curating and/or installing installation pieces within landscapes. In celebration of Dahl Forest’s 10th anniversary as part of the land trust, and to recognize its various shared histories, we would like to create a short videopoem that combines written, spoken, and video/audio contributions by community members with pieces that we devise during our visit to the forest.
Participants can email material to us (written (any kind) or recorded text; drawings; video and/or audio) after or before the hike. Video and audio should be no longer than 15 seconds (to save us time, you can do the editing of your original piece!); and written submissions no longer than 30 words.
Join us in person, or send your contributions anytime up until the end of September.
Our emails are: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
We will put all contributions on Google Drive (unless you ask us not to), and from your material create a short videopoem over the fall. Some of your work might be altered or shortened from its original submission. You will be credited for your material.
How often do you return to Dahl Forest?
Are there particular aspects of the Forest that draw you again and again?
What sorts of things make it important to you?
What are some encounters you’ve had in the forest?
What species and landforms have you noticed?
What things have changed since you first visited the forest?
What kinds of creatures, plants, birds and insects are particularly important in this forest?
What sounds speak to the park’s ecology and/or your relationship to it?
sophie anne edwards walks and creates site-specific and responsive poetry on Mnidoo Mnising (Manitoulin Island). Her work has been published in a number of print and online publications including Arc Poetry Magazine, and the Canadian League of Poets’ Poetry Pause. Her poems also appear in the bush for a mostly biotic readership. She is currently working on a book-length collection titled Interview with a River with support from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Chris Turnbull is the author of continua (Chaudiere Books 2015; Invisible Books 2019) and [ untitled ] in o w n (CUE Books 2014). She has published several chapbooks, the most recent being contrite (above/ground 2019) and, in collaboration with text/artist Bruno Neiva, Undertones (Low Frequency Press 2019). Other visual and text based work can be found online, in print, and within landscapes. She curates rout/e, a footpress whereby poems are planted on trails: www.etuor.wordpress.co
Halls Island Artist Residency Community Session 2
Community Poem Creation - ongoing through the summer
Keep an eye out in our Haliburton County libraries, art galleries, and public spaces in early July for a chance to make your contribution to a Community Poem! This project is being led by one of the Halls Island Artist Residency artists, Brooke Manning. She will be distributing booklets with writing prompts to each location, encouraging the community to connect with each other using the anonymity and grace of the written word. Feel free to add thoughts, feelings or connections to the prompts, or add your own words based on what might be moving you that day. Feel free to also write more than once, visit the books daily or weekly, and read other entries too. Brooke will be collecting the booklets late July and will use the words penned to create and publish a Community Poem in a chapbook. Halls Island Artist Residency will make these available for sale and for viewing. All profits will be donated to community arts and literary projects.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
Past sessions 2019
Below is information and photos you might enjoy from the completed 2019 Sessions
Halls Island Artist Residency Community Session 1
On June 27th, Ryan Kasperowitsch presented his thoughts on Outdoor Education and Experiences as they relate to watercolour painting. Ryan is an avid outdoorsman and also a doctoral student at Brock University. A large group of summer staff were present for his session at YMCA Camp Wanakita. The young audience had many very thought provoking and relevant contributions to the open discussion following Ryan’s talk. Ryan also very generously donated a framed watercolour painting to Camp Wanakita’s fundraising auction which helps send kids to camp.
Halls Island Artist Residency Community Session 3
Poetry Reading & Artist Talk with Anna Swanson and April White
Sunday July 14 2:00 pm -4:00 pm Haliburton Museum
66 Museum Rd. Haliburton ON