Alexis Bulman is the Artist-in-Residence with the Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation. TTIS is the community partner for this residency, and we are excited to collaborate with Alexis on two upcoming Felted Phenology workshops!
About the workshop: This island seems to foster seasonality. We start seeds, plant gardens, harvest vegetables, and cook mustard pickles. We experience the fullness of each season and plan our livelihoods, wardrobes, traditions, chores and hobbies accordingly, but what happens when the edges of those seasons begin to blur and the characteristics we’ve depended upon change? Felted Phenology is a hands-on, tactile workshop that invites participants to ponder island phenology, and celebrate the seasons. As participants create thematic felt cut-outs and add them to the larger tapestries, a picture will begin to form depicting how life on this island is changing.
About the artist: Alexis Bulman is an interdisciplinary artist based in Epekwitk’/ Prince Edward Island whose art practice draws on themes of Climate Change adaptation, community and care. Bulman holds a BFA from NSCAD University, and has exhibited most notably, at The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (PE), Eyelevel Gallery (NS), Connexion ARC (NB), The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (ON), OBORO (QC), and at the Glasgow School of Art, Kelvin Gallery, (UK). Currently, Bulman is the Artist in Residence with the Canadian Center for Climate Change and Adaptation is completing independent research with the support of a Canada Council of the Arts, Research and Creation grant.
Event details: This is a free, one day workshop and no registration is required. Adults and children aged 10+ are invited to participate. This one day workshop will be taking place twice over the month of February. The first edition of the workshop will take place on February 18 and will also feature an artist talk by Alexis Bulman, and all attendees will be entered to win one of ten copies of the UPEI Climate Diary phenology publications. The second date for the workshop will take place on February 25 as part of the Canada Winter Games Illumination Festival.
Artist Talk & Felted Phenology workshop
February 18, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Gallery at The Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation, Saint Peters Bay, PE, C0A 2A0
10 copies of the UPEI Climate Diary phenology publications will be given away as a door prize, all attendees will be entered to win!
Felted Phenology workshop for the Canada Winter Games Illumination Festival
February 25, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Gallery at The Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation, Saint Peters Bay, PE C0A 2A0
*Accessibility information coming soon* – Contact Alexandra at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding accessibility of the space and/or workshop!