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Luminous Bodies

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Luminous Bodies




Luminous Bodies is a two-week residency to create artworks that shed new light on the human body. Its goal is to reinvent and re-present the body in most inclusive and diverse ways. Resident artist talks, gallery tours, visual and textual references, guest artist talks, and regular critiques (individual with Facilitator and group critiques) help uncover how our bodies are socially constructed, idealized and controlled. Residents create artworks that reinvent the body through media of their choice, such as photography, video, installation, drawing, painting, performance art, movement art, installation, sound art, written word, media art, etc. The essence of Luminous Bodies is about bringing to light heterogeneous bodies. Indigenous, people of colour, people with disabilities, and diverse gender identifications are encouraged to APPLY. See DETAILS.

LUMINOUS BODIES: the Human Body in Artistic Practice
Facilitator: Teresa Ascencao
Program Dates: July 2  – 15, 2019
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2019
Cost:  $1280 + HST for private bedroom, $1070 + HST shared accommodation.

Arrivals are on July 2  from 1pm to 3pm, and departures on July 15 before 11am. For more information visit LuminousBodies.com or contact Teresa Ascencao at info@LuminousBodies.com.


Residency is open to artists working in all disciplines. Artists should plan to bring all materials relevant to their practice and creation/presentation process.

A private or shared room is available for all artists, depending on their expressed preferences.


Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.

Regretfully, we are unable to provide honoraria or stipends to cover travel or the fees associated with attending this residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point is happy to provide letters of support to any funding programs to which artists wish to apply.

We encourage applicants to pursue funding opportunities afforded them by their national, regional, local and departmental funding agencies.


Artists are expected to create work as well as contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding the residency.


Please fill out an application at www.artscapegibraltarpoint.ca. Please remember to indicate that you are applying to Luminous Bodies and indicate the type of accommodation you would require.