Bowness Community Association Residency

Summer of 2023 I did a residency at my local community association. The BCA Artistic Talent Share. For three months I engaged with the community through a community art project and workshops. I handed out close to 200 solar dye kits for community members to dye a piece of yarn or material to then add to a collective weaving if they wanted to. The results of the weaving were beautiful and community members really enjoyed learning, experimenting and connecting with neighbours and friends. I also really enjoyed meeting and connecting with my community.

 

Workshops consisted of bundle dying, needle felting pumpkins, visible mending and knitting. I had all ages attending and fun was had by all. The workshops were consistently full and the mending had over 25 people attend over the three hour drop in which for some they extended their time continuing to stitch until our Showcase started an hour later.

I also joined many events such as the Stampede Breakfast, Tour De Bowness and Movie in The Park!

I ended my residency with an art show at the BCA showcasing our community weaving, photographs of MIke’s of my dye plants and rust and a couple textile pieces I created during the summer.

This whole summer was such an amazing experience. I really enjoyed the community connection, being able to provide workshops without any barriers to participation, and learning and connecting with others.

For more photos and details check out my Blog under BCA Residency.