The ArtLab welcomes an artist in residency on a yearly basis, to generate projects that are engaging for the community. This residency is grounded in the exchange of ideas, cultural trends, natural singularities and historical depths that inform the Gallery and its activities. Approaching contemporary art from the bottom up is one way to reach out to local communities and provide input on issues that directly affect them.
The Country Singer, the Salt, the Milk, the Goats | 2022-2023
Gentiane Bélanger, Noémie Fortin & Camila Vásquez
The Country Singer, the Salt, the Milk, the Goats is a project to make and research methods of trade and engagement between people and other people, between people and animals and between people and things.
Repenser la famille. De l’utopie aux nouvelles stratégies | 2019-2021
Artist Camila Vásquez took the opportunity of this residency to initiate a socio-artistic laboratory focused on exploring the model of the nuclear family in its current state of transformation, under the pressure of shifting socio-economic conditions. This project takes root in the singular context of Waterville, in the Eastern Townships.
Towering / Trissements | 2021-2022
In this residency project, Geneviève Chevalier uses a combined approach involving the Université Laval collection of avian skins and Sherbrooke-area farms to probe the status of certain Québec bird species like the swallow.
Instructions for a performance by Emma Goldman | 2018-2019
Instructions for a performance by Emma Goldman assembles works around a re-enactment of a speech on anarchism that Emma Goldman gave at the Haskell Opera House, in Stanstead, in 1907.
The Ceremony | 2020-2021
Leisure (Meredith Carruthers & Susannah Wesley)
As part of their residency, the art collective Leisure investigated the previously uncatalogued archives of Eastern Townships ceramicist Wanda Rozynska Staniszewska (1929–2007).
Cargo culte | 2017-2018
Amélie Deschamps, Simon Brown, Cédric Fenet (in collaboration with Anne Lauroz), Erin Robinsong, Liv Schulman
Gentiane Bélanger & Noémie Fortin
Through a range of disciplines (choreography, film, ceramics, sculptures, writing, sound) and methodologies (immersion workshops, collaboration), Cargo Culte explores how the body adapts to new environments in a migratory context.
The Foreman Art Gallery’s Community Art Lab (ArtLab) positions itself on the cutting edge between art, education, and community development with the goal of exploring how these worlds collide and interact with one another.