Artist in Residency

Posted by Mia Nielsen, October 16, 2011
Maya Hayuk

At Drake, we believe that home is where the art is! Artists often visit and take up residence within our decorated walls. While here, they take time to develop their projects and immerse themselves in our amazing Queen West and Toronto art scene.

Sometimes residencies last a few days while others are several weeks; they’re tailored to each individual artist. As a result, the projects range too. Everything from performances in the Underground to off-site projects with cultural festivals as well as some of our site-specific installations that can be seen throughout the building have come from our Artist in Residence program. Several works have been gifted to Drake’s permanent collection and now take centre stage in each of our hotel rooms.

The Artist in Residence program allows our surroundings to constantly evolve and brings vibrancy to all we do at Drake. From what’s hanging on our walls to major outdoor installations and a presence at various cultural festivals, stop by soon; you never know what you might see!

Alumni include:
Glen Ligon
TM Sisters
Mr. and Mrs.
Frankie Martin
Sergei Sviatchenko

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