In part two of Megan’s residency series we find out more about her Canadian summer experience.
Choosing a residency that included free accommodation as part of the package was a great move for Megan. It meant she didn’t have to worry about how to pay for this expense and could focus on researching the many links that Winnipeg, Canada has to issues she explores through her artwork.
My stay in Winnipeg
Some of my highlights included researching Winnipeg’s 1919 General Strike. From my interest in this strike action, I was put in touch with and met film maker Noam Gonick, who produced a film about the strike titled ‘1919’. The film focuses on a fictional group of gay men who visited a Chinese bathhouse, which also happened to be the strike headquarters. I was able to meet Gonick and talk about our joint interest in strikes and queer representation.
Connecting with local research resources
Finding new home-grown zine collections
Discovering powerful artists and their new work
Donating my work to the zine library
Sharing my work and practice on the radio
What I got out of my residency
For more information about Megan’s residency and art work visit Megan’s blog
Find out more about the course Megan studied:
BA (Hons) Fine Art