Life After an Artist Residency in Squamish

Tuesday July 12th, 2016

Written by Vancouver Biennale Residency Artist Jonathan Luckhurst who created Illusory Constructs

It was over a year ago since Canadian artist Jonathan Luckhurst arrived to Squamish for his Vancouver Biennale International Artists Residency. The Residency for Jonathan was completely transformative, not only for his art practice but also for his lifestyle; he has since begun a completely new body of work inspired by his temporary installation Illusory Constructs at the Sea to Sky Gondola and also re-located his artistic practice from Edmonton to Squamish.

Since completing his Vancouver Biennale residency he has received a commission from the Art Gallery of Alberta, based upon his work created in Squamish. He attributes his recent success to his Vancouver Biennale Residency experience. “Living and working alongside 3 other artists for 6 weeks gave me new perspective on my work and has definitely inspired a new direction for me.”

Jonathan has been keeping a photo diary of his work in Squamish and has been kind enough to share some excerpts with us.

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Jonathan in squamish for his 2015 Vancouver Biennale Residency

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Jonathan and Masa, expert woodworker during his 2o15 Residency

Illusory Constructs at Sea to Sky

Illusory Constructs at Sea to Sky Gondola

Jonathan Luckhurst New Work

New work inspired by Illusory Constructs

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Jonathan with Illusory Constructs in 2015

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The Vancouver Biennale International Artists Residency program is supported by Quest University. The artists who are selected to participate are rising stars in their own countries. The artists are required to involve the  community in Squamish in the realization of their projects. This program brings artists together in dialogue and builds lasting connections between the artists and the local community.

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