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.

This program is offered as part of the Scotiabank Artist Residency Program.


June 18 to 29, 2018: Jennifer Stead

Jennifer Stead is the Executive Director & Curator of the Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery in Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick. She has been a landscape painter / drawer for many years and throughout the last two decades her work has been shown in a mix of commercial and public venues. Over the last decade she has completed a series of public art installations in Ottawa and Calgary and is currently finishing a sculpture called Home and away for Parliament Station on the new Ottawa Light Transit. In 2007 she completed her MFA at the University of Calgary, winning the University of Calgary's Chancellor’s Medal for her thesis. She received her BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and her art is represented in various private, public and corporate collections nationally.


Upcoming Creative Summer Residencies:

Amy Ash, July 2 - 13

Alexandrya Eaton, July 16 - 22

Abby Paige, July 23 - 29

Colin Smith, July 30 - August 10

Emma Hassencahl-Perley, August 13 - 24

Vicky Lentz, August 27 - September 7


See the past artists in residence here.