Mentorship Opportunity — Public Art

The Gabriola Arts Council, in association with artist Deborah Dallyn, is offering an exciting mentorship opportunity.

Deborah Dallyn has been awarded the first Public Art Commission for a work to be placed in the newly appointed Sculpture Garden in the woods behind the WI Hall. The project includes the opportunity for another artist to assist in the process of seeing this exciting new project come to fruition, and also be offered the opportunity to receive support from Dallyn for their own work.

Deborah Dallyn is an internationally renowned multimedia artist whose installations have been seen across Europe and B.C., and whose work has been exhibited in the U.K. and internationally. She is concerned with ideas about the environment—both internal and external—and makes use of familiar, found items that are carefully constructed into objects or installations that discover new narratives about old concerns. Some of her works pay homage to those who have dared to stand alone; others are concerned with affairs of the spirit and use water and light. Objects often have a surreal edge that masks a serious engagement.

GAC Public Art - Dallyn - are we there 2 smaller (800x600)

This opportunity is open to everyone, however it would most benefit a small group or an individual who is:

  • at the beginning of their career;
  • about to go to art school or currently in art school;
  • at a stage where they feel the need for feedback;
  • interested in extending their creativity.

Applicants should apply with some documentation of their own work, and ideas for a project that could benefit from some feedback and mentorship. There will be a small honorarium.

To apply for the mentorship, send an email to with the following:

  • your name, address, phone number and email address;
  • a brief summary (maximum 250 words) of your artistic practice;
  • a paragraph expressing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you feel it might benefit your current work and/or studies;
  • a maximum of 5 images of your work, as JPGs or PDFs.

Deadline for applications to this program: April 21, 2015

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