NSCAD University continues its artist-in-residence program with the Town of New Glasgow, with NSCAD alumni Merryn Tresidder beginning his residency this month in the central Nova Scotia community.
“A residency program is an exciting option for artists who have an interest in community engagement, developing teaching skills, and sharing their work with a diverse group of art enthusiasts,” said Martine Durier-Copp, PhD, Dean (Academic Affairs and Research), NSCAD University. “Residents become active participants in their host communities, engaging town residents in the visual arts through exhibitions, receptions and guest lectures.”
From Cornwall, UK, Merryn Tresidder (MFA 2020) brings a wealth of experience to the residence program, having exhibited and curated shows in London, Cornwall, Montreal, Halifax and Inverness. He has also worked with numerous lead institutions such as the Tate Gallery in Saint Ives and the Arcade Gallery in London and also with artist run spaces like the Cornubian Arts & Science Trust and the Cornwall Media Resource. Tresidder is well versed in creating art learning programs.
Coming from the Cornish peninsula, Tresidder is particularly interested in the Celtic diaspora and immigration, and has a keen interest in collaborating with First Nations communities.
The NSCAD-New Glasgow Artist Residency program is a partnership between the Town of New Glasgow and NSCAD University. In addition to New Glasgow, NSCAD also has residence programs in three more Nova Scotia locations: Dartmouth, Lunenburg, and Sydney.
Jessie McLaughlin, Sienna Maeba and Undine Foulds are the newest artists-in-residence in Lunenburg, with Nick Nylen and Natasha Verbeke filling the roles at the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning in Dartmouth. The Sydney program partners with the Cape Breton Centre for Craft in concert with NSCAD’s Masters in Art Education and the Creative Entrepreneurship Lab led by Special Advisor Gregory Adolphe-Nazaire.