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

Field Notes by Alchemy


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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


Hiller, Prince Edward County

Hiller, Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County, ON



Offered in English.


Visit rural Prince Edward County – on line or in person – for a group exhibition. It is here that eight artists created site specific artwork in collaboration with local wineries. Each work responds to the land and the individuals who grow and care for the vines and each other. The exhibition will run from September 24 to October 24.


About the program:

Since 2017, Alchemy has nurtured food, art and dialogue between visiting and local artists, wine makers, growers, long-time residents, and seasonal agricultural workers in Hillier, Prince Edward County. Originally offered as a traditional artist residency each summer, Alchemy now pairs artists with wineries to create work in response to their temporary surroundings – a landscape that while stunning represents a harsh climate and rocky clay like soil. During 2021, seven visual artists and one writer each spent a portion of the County’s harvest season reflecting about what compels people to continue to create, grow, farm, and live on the county’s western edge. These artists further engaged with the community by assisting Alchemy coordinators Claire Tallarico and Tonia Di Risio in planning and preparing twice weekly meals featuring local produce and proteins for the 40 seasonal agricultural workers who live and work on collaborating local wineries. These meals are offered to acknowledge the significant contribution of farm and vineyard labourers, many of whom come from outside of Canada and all of whom work alongside local wine makers and vineyard owners to harvest food and grapes enjoyed in the county and beyond. To go behind the scenes of this project visit

This program is a part of the Creatives In Residence series by Ontario Culture Days.


Participants must wear a mask and practise physical distancing when attending the exhibition. For more information, visit:



Ontario Culture Days

Ontario Culture Days is a celebration of artists and cultural organizations in our communities. Every year, we coordinate an exciting celebration of arts & culture programming across Ontario.