The 2019 Artists in Residence Summer Series features weekly residences from local artists who will be on site to work on their creative projects, and visitors may go to the casemate to meet and interact with the artists, ask questions about their project, and observe how the artists go about their creative work.
Jasmine Cull is a fibre artist and a member of Fredericton’s Fibre Art Network (FAN). She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and has been teaching and practicing her craft for twenty years. Cull has had her work featured at a multitude of exhibits across the country, such as Canada 150 - A Celebration of Fibre, Autumn Splendour, The Thread that Binds, and National Student Textile Exhibition. She has also done travelling exhibitions around the Maritimes and regularly participates in the Artists in Residence program, having done so in 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2018.
During her residency, Cull plans to use all the mediums she works in to design a piece while primarily focused around basketry, her main medium. She will be inviting visitors to participate in the creation process, and will be incorporating tree-based material and subject matter into her pieces.
Derek Davidson is a self-taught artist who has been painting professionally since 2009. He specializes in acrylic and water-colour painting. He has participated in numerous live painting events, including May Works 2015, Bridge Project 2017, Art Battle 2014 and 2018, and the New Brunswick Highland Games 2014 and 2016. His most recent live painting was at the 2018 edition of the Symphony NB Gala. He is also no stranger to the Artist in Residence program, having participated in every program since 2006.
During his residency, Davidson will paint on a canvas with acrylics and sketch with pen and watercolours. He will be creating these both in-studio and in the space outside the casemate, hoping to engage the public with his outdoor painting. Davidson will be using trees as both the subject and supporting object for his painting, hoping to add a resilience dimension to his work.
Charlotte Simmons, FAA Summer Events Coordinator 2019