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The Ayatana Artists' Research Program is a Canadian, artist run, residency that offers unique opportunities for artists to indulge in research in various topics.

 

 
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Israeli artist Thea Fridman looks through a petrographic microscope
  Week long, action packed, thematic artist residencies.  

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Montreal artist Marjorie Lemay films a pair of eagles through binoculars with super 8

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Artist Heather Komus at the Ottawa Communty Beekeepers' hives
 

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Local artist Carol Howard Donati
at the Andrew Pelling Lab for Biophisycal Manipulation

 
At Ayatana we believe that part of the artist’s job is to see the world from extraordinary points of view. Our initiative is to help artists achieve those points of view by facilitating research opportunities in unusual places.

Ayatana research residencies are designed to inspire, inform and encourage conceptual artists. In small groups of likeminded international artists, residents are invited to focus their minds as they are led on an immersive series of field trips through field, farm and laboratory.

 
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US Artist Elena Thomas free falls from an airplane with instructor David Williamson

 

 Residents collect material, meet experts, peek behind the scenes and ask questions about the nature of the world.

Ayatana’s goal is to support the conceptual development of contemporary art and to bridge gaps between scientists, artists and thinkers of all kinds.

 

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Alberta Artist Andrew Godsalve peeks over the edge of Cape Split, NS

Thank you for generous support from:

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Stephanie Williams
Ridgeley Williams
Paul St Denis
Estraven Lupino
Shannon Amidon
Julya Hajnoczky
Alyssa Ellis

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The Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club


Bernie Ladouceur
Bev Mc Bride
Fenja Brodo
Christina Lewis

 

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Carelton U Geology Department

Ottawa U Physics department

Kassen Lab, University of Ottawa


 

 

 

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