Mentored Independent Residency

Mentored Independent Residency

WEEKEND ONE/WEEK ONE/WEEKEND TWO (9-days): June 22 – 30, 2019 

Mentored Independent Residency

This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy 9 days of uninterrupted studio time with the freedom to explore new creative concepts, experiment with new techniques, and take your art project to the next level. Your time in the studio will be supported by a mentor.

Participants will share a studio space with another artist over the 9 days.

Workshop level: Artists who want to work on their own artwork


Applications are not being accepted until January 2019. 


Artist MentorDon Farrell.

Canadian painter Don Farrell was born in Vancouver in 1942 and now resides in Qualicum Beach, BC.

In 1984, Don was awarded the “RI Medal”, as well as receiving Honourable Mention for work submitted to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Annual Exhibition in London, England. In April of the same year he was elected a full member of the Royal Institute and was also elected a full member of The Royal Society of British Artists in July 1985.

Don’s work was also selected for the Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibitions in 2004 and 2005. Don regularly participates in the annual exhibitions of the RI at the Mall Gallery in London.

Don’s work has been moving towards abstract considerations, focusing on composition in contemporary art.   His work contains recurring motifs of tiny markings and shapes, as well as etched characters or patterns that can hint at a narrative.  It is these qualities which makes Don’s paintings all the more rewarding with each closer inspection and which give them their lasting appeal.