Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio: Featured Artist

Part of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s recent expansion, the Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio hosts artists and arts professionals by providing them with space to undertake their own creative work. In this studio environment, participants are encouraged to draw inspiration from the permanent collection while engaging with visitors in many different ways. 

As artists are undertaking their residency, Gallery visitors will have the opportunity to experience the creation of new works of art, and to learn more about the artistic process. Artists from across New Brunswick, Canada, and beyond will be invited to work and interact with the public through designated short- or medium-term residencies. Artists working in all media, as well as storytellers, educators, filmmakers, curators, writers, and performers, are invited to participate. By hosting a richly diverse group of creators, we will be able to add engaging new dimensions to the Gallery’s exhibitions and programs.

The studio program, which receives support from government and private funding sources, will provide visiting artists-in-residence with the time and space to create new body of work.

Residencies might include public demonstrations, presentations and talks, mentoring opportunities, and art instruction workshops and classes. Artists-in-residence will also work with Gallery staff and docents, teachers and instructors, student tours, community groups, and visitors of all ages. Residencies will be also be available for presentations, demonstrations, workshops and activities.


April 24 to June 1, 2018: Cody Brooks

Cody Brooks will be our next artist in the Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio, from April 23 – June 1. Stop in and chat with him between 10:30 and 4:00 Tuesday – Friday (and some other times, too – stay tuned for more scheduling information!)

Brooks will be available to talk about the tradition and process of building birch bark canoes, including images documenting the making of the Grandmother Canoe. He will also bring in examples of his carving and baskets, and will discuss these traditional Maliseet works.

Cody Brooks is an indigenous artist from St. Mary’s First Nation (Sitansisk). For the past 15 years, he has built 11 birch bark canoes in New England and across Canada. He also creates traditional baskets and wood carvings. Cody is passionate about his heritage and works tirelessly to inspire indigenous youth about the traditional craft of birch bark canoe making.


See the past artists in residence here.

Call for submissions for Creative Summer Residencies open now