2018 Canadian artist residency in Tallinn, Estonia

Tor Lukasik Foss, whose creative practice encompasses visual art, performance and creative writing, was awarded the Hamilton Arts Council European Artist Exchange in Tallinn, Estonia in Fall 2018.

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The Hamilton Arts Council is pleased to announce that Tor Lukasik Foss, a native Hamiltonian artist, has been awarded the Hamilton Arts Council’s European Artist Exchange Program taking place in Fall 2018.  The vision of this residency program is to both celebrate Estonia’s 100th centenary of freedom and build and strengthen cultural connections by providing an opportunity for Hamilton artists to work in Europe and meet local artists in the vibrant Estonian arts scene. The exchange is a partnership with the Estonian Artists Association (https://www.eaa.ee/167.html) and funded by the Cotton Factory (www.CottonFactory.ca).

TOR LUKASIK FOSS’s creative practice spans over two decades and encompasses visual art, performance, and creative writing. In the last decade, his practice has investigated social anxiety, particularly as it relates to public and private space. Lukasik Foss has used storytelling and song writing as both intimate and public actions, particularly stories and songs that stem from myth, folklore, and religion.

His multidisciplinary practice investigates the eccentricities of the public sphere, everything from municipal signage to the concert stage. He exhibits work both individually and as part of TH&B, an artist collective of which he is a founding member. Lukasik-Foss has released four CDs of original songs over the last two decades. He writes for “Hamilton Magazine” and is a founding member of the Hamilton Seven, a story telling collective seen most notably at the 2017 Hamilton Fringe Festival. He has also been awarded the 2007 K.M. Hunter Award for Visual Arts, 2008 Visual Arts Award from the City of Hamilton, a 2009 Hamilton Music Award (Best Male Artist) multiple Ontario Arts Council Mid-Career Visual Arts Grants and a 2014 Canada Council Project Grant. He lives with his family in central Hamilton and works as the Program Director for the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

The Hamilton Arts Council is pleased to announce that Tor Lukasik Foss, a native Hamiltonian artist, has been awarded the Hamilton Arts Council’s European Artist Exchange Program taking place in Fall 2018.  The vision of this residency program is to both celebrate Estonia’s 100th centenary of freedom and build and strengthen cultural connections by providing an opportunity for Hamilton artists to work in Europe and meet local artists in the vibrant Estonian arts scene. The exchange is a partnership with the Estonian Artists Association (https://www.eaa.ee/167.html) and funded by the Cotton Factory (www.CottonFactory.ca).

TOR LUKASIK FOSS’s creative practice spans over two decades and encompasses visual art, performance, and creative writing. In the last decade, his practice has investigated social anxiety, particularly as it relates to public and private space. Lukasik Foss has used storytelling and song writing as both intimate and public actions, particularly stories and songs that stem from myth, folklore, and religion.

His multidisciplinary practice investigates the eccentricities of the public sphere, everything from municipal signage to the concert stage. He exhibits work both individually and as part of TH&B, an artist collective of which he is a founding member. Lukasik-Foss has released four CDs of original songs over the last two decades. He writes for “Hamilton Magazine” and is a founding member of the Hamilton Seven, a story telling collective seen most notably at the 2017 Hamilton Fringe Festival. He has also been awarded the 2007 K.M. Hunter Award for Visual Arts, 2008 Visual Arts Award from the City of Hamilton, a 2009 Hamilton Music Award (Best Male Artist) multiple Ontario Arts Council Mid-Career Visual Arts Grants and a 2014 Canada Council Project Grant. He lives with his family in central Hamilton and works as the Program Director for the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

Organizer

Robert Zeidler

The Cotton Factory in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (www.CottonFactory.ca) has created an on-going international artist exchange in partnership with the Estonian Artists' Association to celebrate Estonia's centenary of independence and build bridges between the artistic communities of our two countries.

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