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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Animal Forms- Residency Celebration


Climate Action Craft Nature & outdoors Sculpture & installation Visual arts
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The Guelph Outdoor School (Where the Two Rivers Meet)

733 Stone Road East

Guelph, ON

Directions: Look for signs for the Barber Scout Camp. Parking is available in the gravel lots on either side of the road next to the train tracks. Signage will guide you in across the Old Stone Road Bridge (MacQuillan's Bridge) and into the forest to the firepit!.



Offered in English.


Come home to the forest, gather 'round the fire, and share in celebrating the completion of Animal Forms, an interactive love-letter to the land by Guelph Artist in Residence, Miki Tamblyn.

Animal Forms is an interactive mask making and wearing project about shapeshifting, playing, and empathy between species. How might our experience of the world change if we practised seeing through another's eyes?

Throughout the summer the people of Guelph have participated in this project through facilitated 'sit-spot' sessions, interacting with hand-made animal masks and documenting their reflections through journaling and photography. Now that these sessions are complete and the masks have been brought to life, join Miki for one last gathering to say thank you to the forest and to our animal kin.

This final gathering will include an artist talk from Miki about the process of mask-making, gratitude sharing around a fire, and an opportunity for all to express and ponder their connection to land and our other-than-human relations. The masks, photographs, and journals will also be on display and available for interaction.



The City of Guelph

The Artist in Residence program is offered by the City of Guelph to broaden the community’s experience of the arts. This year marks the tenth anniversary of this annual program that invites artists to engage with the public and showcase their creative practices while bringing public spaces to life. In celebration of the program’s tenth anniversary, the City expanded the program to include three awards. The program is aligned with the vision of Guelph’s community plan by fostering innovation through creativity and curiosity. Through art, Guelph embraces the beauty of collaboration and expression.

This event is part of a hub:

So Guelph!

City of Guelph Museums & Culture Guelph, ON

Where art meets heritage meets a passion for the natural environment, that's So Guelph! Our creative community embodies values that define Guelph - curiosity, compassion, innovation, collaboration, diversity, environmentalism, and activism....