Held at Burrard Arts Foundation, 108 East Broadway
At this informal storytelling-style event, and with the aim of further exploring these two artists’ responses to their residency voyages, Twenty-Three Days at Sea artists-in-residence Nour Bishouty and Christopher Boyne share aspects of their practices and process. Boyne brings the audience on an imagined tour of Halifax Harbour and adjacent shorelines to reveal the powerful connections between his past, his artistic practice, and Nova Scotia. Bishouty offers images and texts that informed her residency research and speaks about the layered strata in her work produced for exhibition.
Nour Bishouty was born in Jordan and is currently based between Toronto and Beirut. She holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her practice takes shape through installations, images, text, and video, explores ways that narrative can be wound to fabricate connectivity.
Christopher Boyne works from impressions, sentiment, and remembered matter. He uses photography (moving and still) and sculpture to consider how fleeting experience can be distilled into form. Born in Halifax and now based in Montreal, Boyne is a graduate of Concordia University’s MFA program.
Twenty-Three Days at Sea: A Travelling Artist Residency is an Access Gallery initiative, produced in partnership with the Burrard Arts Foundation and the Contemporary Art Gallery. Partial sponsorship of the sea voyages is graciously offered by Reederei NSB, assistance in Asia by China Residencies and Art Contraste, and at the Port of Vancouver by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Access is grateful for the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia government through the BC Arts Council and BC Gaming, the City of Vancouver, and our donors, members, and volunteers.