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I am an artist in residence at the Dunbar Community Centre (2015-2016). I would love to engage with community members interested in food/agriculture in Dunbar.

Working Holiday project at the Dunbar Community Centre

Working Holiday is a socially oriented art project that aims to engage the Dunbar community in a collaborative exploration into what constitutes a holiday. Artists Elisa Yon, Leah Weinstein, and Jaspal Marwah bring a diverse range of art practices in: sculpture, textiles, crafts, performance, site specific installations, socially engaged art, and architecture. Starting in the fall of 2015, the artists will present a year-long series of “season specific” art interventions, in response to traditional holidays and the everyday self-made holiday. Hands-on crafting activities, pop-up participatory installations, and food-based collaborations are just some of the ways the artists will engage community members in a collective reimagining of what constitutes a holiday.

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At 1:37pm on August 7, 2015, Ross Moster said…

Hi Elisa,

Welcome to Village! My wife, Laura Lee Coles (Loco Moto Art), is an artist in residence at Aberthau, and Village has some food/art projects going.

Are you doing anything for Sustenance Festival? We did a Native Edibles workshop there last year.

Would you like to chat about what we're all doing?

Take care,
VV Convenor


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