GRAND CANYON 2012 - NEWS FEED

 

 

 

In May 2012 I was invited by the National Park Service to be Artist in Residence at the Grand Canyon National Park. During the residency I lived and worked for a month in a studio apartment South Rim Visitor Centre.

My task was to use ice and paper sculpture to explore and illustrate the natural features of erosion, pattern and form in the Grand Canyon. I had accommodations, studio facilities and free access to a range of support mechanisms within the park in order to facilitate creative research. The residency involved research on daily basis and a day by day blog. My aim was to prepare a body of research material to include drawing, painting, photography, ice sculpture concepts.

Finished works were developed on and exhibited at the Creative Hinckley Gallery at the Atkins Building from 23 November 2012- January 2013. The exhibition was be linked to workshops and events to inform visitors about the Grand Canyon and my experiences whilst living and working there.

 GRAND CANYON EXHIBITION

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS 

 

  • MAY 1 Residency Grand Canyon USA
  • MAY 15/16/17 Artist Talk events at PHANTOM RANCH inside the canyon 
  • MAY 26 Presentation McKee Amphitheatre. 8.30pm 
  • NOV 23 Exhibition opens Creative Hinckley Gallery, Atkins Building, Hinckley, Leic's. UK
  • NOV 29 2012 Artist Talk. Creative Hinckley Gallery

 

 

All enquiries: contact Deborah Bird on mail@deborahbirdart.com


LATEST NEWS

A PORTFOLIO OF IMAGES AVAILABLE FROM THE RESIDENCY WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM JUNE 2012. THESE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.

ALL ENQUIRIES CONTACT DEBORAH AT mail@deborahbirdart.com  

OCTOBER 2011 Awarded a grant by Arts Council England courtesy of The National Lottery Fund. To fund the Grand Canyon 2012 exhibition and workshops at The Creative Hinckley Gallery at The Atkins Building, Hinckley, Leicestershire. Nov 2012

JANUARY 2012 Artist in Residence 2011/2012 Grand Canyon announced on NPS

JANUARY 2012 Press release Grand Canyon

 

 

Links

National Park Service of America - Grand Canyon 

The Atkins Gallery. Creative Hinckley

The Arts Council