All blog posts by Ashley Mulvihill

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The Drake's Inuit Art Symposium: A Re-cap

Posted by Ashley Mulvihill , 11 months, 2 weeks ago

As part of the programming around our first Inuit art exhibition, Maanngat, The Drake hosted a symposium to explore important issues around Inuit art. In partnership with Dorset Fine Arts + the West Baffin Eskimo Co-Operative, speakers included The Power Plant Director Gaetane Verna, curator and scholar of Inuit Art Dr. Nancy Campbell, + artist Saimaiyu Akesuk, who joined us by Skype from her home in Cape Dorset. Check out our re-cap - with full videos of the symposium!

Inuit Art

Choreographer Iain Rowe: Artist-In-Residence

Posted by Ashley Mulvihill , 1 year ago

We invited choreographer Iain Rowe to be our first ever dance focused Artist-in-Residence at our Drake Devonshire location. Born and raised in Canada, educated and trained at Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto, he went on to join The Royal Danish Ballet at the mere age of eighteen. Twelve years later with a Masters degree in Choreographic Studies from New York University, he has created an extensive repertoire integrating his broad range of experiences and we've been lucky enough to learn about his process and practice.

Ulrik Birkkjær and Susanne Grinder in »Memento« Photograph by Henning Sjørstrøm

@THEDRAKEART: Officially on Instagram

Posted by Ashley Mulvihill , 1 year ago

You're curious, you're a culture seeker, + the art at the Drake realllllly tickles your fancy. US TOO! Our Cultural Progamming team has launched an Instagram account @THEDRAKEART that features our permanent art collection, rotating exhibitions, performances, off-site adventures + daily inspiration.

See @THEDRAKEART for artist details

Winter Eleven: Artist Residencies @ The Drake Devonshire

Posted by Ashley Mulvihill , 1 year, 4 months ago

Summer is over, winter is around the bend and this means but one thing - Artist Residency season at the Drake Devonshire is upon us.

Team Macho - 8 Ball, 2014

Artist-in-Residence: Community Over Everything

Posted by Ashley Mulvihill , 1 year, 8 months ago

A look into the Drake's Artist-in-Residence programme, then + now. Built on a deep appreciation for artists, their creative process and how art can enrich our surroundings - we do it for the artists, we do it for the community and we do it for us.

Artist In Residency

5 Questions with Guy Maddin

Posted by Ashley Mulvihill , 1 year, 9 months ago

On the heels of The Drake Hotel's CONTACT exhibition Ransom Notes from the Lavender Underground opening, we asked the ever-fascinating Guy Maddin, 5 questions. Dig in, you’re sure to enjoy this window into Maddin’s mind!

Guy Maddin exhibits at The Drake Hotel

Street Art in the County: 5 Questions with BirdO

Posted by Ashley Mulvihill , 1 year, 9 months ago

We sat down with street artist BirdO to chat art + inspiration at The Drake Devonshire.


BIG NEWS + 10 Questions with Ryan McNamara

Posted by Ashley Mulvihill , 1 year, 10 months ago

In partnership with The Power Plant, we very excitedly announced that RYAN MCNAMARA will be performing a site-specific work for the VIP portion of Power Ball XVIII: Pleasure Principle.