Artist in Residency: Live Textiles and Jane Walker

Fibre Installation
Megan Samms & Jane Walker
About This Event

The Live Textiles Artist in Residence program takes place in Katalisk, Ktaqmkuk/Codroy Valley, Newfoundland & Labrador at Tuckaway Farm, Apiary & Apothecary in the loom shed, owned and operated by Megan Samms and partner, Ash Hall. his AiR is offered collaboratively with the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador Gallery's residency program, and further supported Gather Textiles (Edmonton, Alberta) and Jane Stafford Textiles (Salt Spring Island, British Columbia). From May to October 2022, Jane Walker will be joining us as the inaugural Artist in Residence before continuing as an AiR at the LAB Gallery in St Johns at the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador. Megan Samms and Jane Walker are grateful to be working together over this time as an apprentice and mentor pair supported by both VANL-CARFAC and Heritage Newfoundland & Labrador. Jane Walker is a visual artist, art writer, and community organizer based in Bonavista, NL. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts (2015) from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University and a Masters of Research with Distinction from The Glasgow School of Art (2017) where she studied rural art supports in Scotland and Newfoundland. Jane works in a variety of media and has shared her work in exhibitions, publications, and talks in Canada, the UK, Iceland, Ireland, France, and Singapore. She worked with a small team to establish Union House Arts, an artist-run-centre on the Bonavista Peninsula, and has since worked with various other arts organizations in the province including Bonavista Biennale, Riddle Fence, and Business and Arts NL. She has participated in artist residencies with Workhouse Union (Callan, IRE 2016), The Bothy Project (Isle of Eigg, UK 2018), Live Textiles (Katalisk, Ktaqmkuk 2022), and most recently the Ós Residency at the Icelandic Textile Centre (Blönduós, ICE 2023).

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