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.

Halls Island Artist Residency Community Session 1

“Finding Yourself and Your Transformed Identity Through the Outdoors”

Thursday June 27, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at YMCA Camp Wanakita, 1883 Koshlong Lake Rd, Haliburton ON

Join us to learn how outdoor education leads to individual development, resilience, and gaining a strong sense of identity, and how watercolour painting can be used as a means to engage in critical reflection while on adventure trips. Ryan Kasperowitsch is a Doctoral Candidate with Brock University working on a dissertation at the intersection of Outdoor Adventure Education and Art-based Inquiry and is studying Transformational and Experiential Learning Theories.Ryan will be the first participant in the new Halls Island Artist Residency program. (part of the Haliburton County Community Co-operative and partially funded by Haliburton County Development Corporation)

Admission by donation

If you plan to attend, for planning purposes please email Joan at hallsislandartistresidency@gmail.com - Click Mail Icon below photo.

Halls Island Artist Residency Community Session 2

Community Poem Creation

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 hallsislandartistresidency@gmail.com with any questions

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

Anna Swanson and April White will offer a poetry reading and artist talk based on their collaborative project "The Garbage Poems." April and Anna will each present their own work from this project and discuss how they came together to work on it. Anna will read a series of “Garbage Poems” from the project and talk about found poetry and April will talk about how illustrating this project fits into the context of her practice. April will show images of the artworks in progress including the interactive website that the artists developed together. (https://www.garbagepoems.com/index.php )

Please email Joan at hallsislandartistresidency@gmail.com if you plan to attend