ArtisT in REsidence @ PAVIA
Brian Riley - March 27 – April 21, 2017
Brian Riley is a Halifax based artist who has been designing, building and facilitating art projects throughout the province for over 12 years. He does nature-based residencies and afterschool art programs alongside his career as one of Halifax’s primary sound designers in theatre and contemporary dance. He has done numerous projects with the White Rabbit Arts community; a group he has worn many hats in since 2010. His collaborative installation with Josh Collins entitled ‘Inpulse’ was a 2016 Anchor Project for Nocturne, and in 2017 he has been awarded a VANS Residency for his project Landscape Puppets.
About the Residency:
"My residency will be all about... getting my hands dirty with papier-mâché cornstarch glue! Ideally outdoors and involve community as much as possible. I want to schedule group walks (with an open invitation) and explore the surrounding landscape. We will look for unique rocks shapes and papier-mâché these forms for puppet, costume and sculpture making back at the studio. I am planning to do workshops at local schools to help me explore these ideas, and host artist talks and possibly a film screening or two relevant to the work. This residency will flux and flow as it unfolds, but I am thrilled to be taking it on and getting active with my art practice!"
My work combines a passion for community building and cultivating human expression with hands-on work such as puppetry, music, dance, circus, theatre, and sculpture . A sense of discovery through play shines in my approach; adaptability to flow and group engagement drive the facilitation and creation practice.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BRIAN PLEASE VISIT: https://brianriley.ca
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAM PLEASE VISIT: http://www.paintsns.ca/vans-residence-x-3-announcing-2017-artists-residence