The Artist: Patrick is a Winnipeg-based artist who has an MFA from Concordia University in Montreal. He has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions across Canada.
Residency Project: Patrick will work on a series of paintings and drawings that focus on the natural and human-made landscapes of Riding Mountain National Park. His work draws on both direct observation and subjective experiences of nature and place. Patrick will explore the sites of work camps built for conscientious objectors and German POWs in the park, and look at how these have influenced its material and cultural history. He spends part of each year working as a tree-planter in B.C., and this experience informs a sense of the power and agency of nature present in his art.
Meet the Artist: Thursday, August 6th at 2:00 p.m. at the Visitor’s Centre*
Patrick will give a public presentation based on his work and will also discuss relationships between the natural and built environment in Riding Mountain National Park.
*Change of venue 04/08/2015