PROUD TO BE A CANADIAN.......
All the essentials are in place for our second resident artist, former Sobey Prize winner Daniel Barrow, who arrives later tonight. Currently based in Montreal and best known for creating and adapting comic book narratives to a new, "manual" form of animation by projecting, layering and manipulating drawings on mylar transparencies. Daniel has developed a personal language in which video alternately coalesces with drawings on overhead projectors.
Examples of Daniel's previous works can be seen at
Keeping the Canadian theme, the work of Jillian McDonald, who was in residence last summer illustrates a nice article about the Artists at Glenfiddich programme in this months Art of England magazine. The piece is part of a feature that highlights six of the most innovative residency programmes currently operating in the UK. It's nice to see three of these are based in Scotland.
Jillian's work 'Valley of the Deer' - a horror film shot on location while she was at Glenfiddich last year will be given it's first public screenings in Canada when it opens at two separate exhibitions later this month.
15th June sees the triple channel version opening at the Esker Foundation in Calgary. A few days later on the 19th it is also included in 'No Dull Affairs' a three artist group show at onsite(at)OCAD Toronto
All her friends at Glenfiddich wish Jillian all the very best for both openings