Saturday, November 29, 2008


Deadline: December 17th, 2008

Eyelevel Gallery is seeking artists interested in fulfilling a 3-week residency in Halifax , NS at the Eyelevel Gallery in partnership with the Dawson Printshop (NSCAD University). The artist in residence will develop work based in printed matter (i.e. books, posters, multiples, prints, postcards, zines…) with letterpress printing and bookbinding resources provided by the Dawson Printshop (located at NSCAD University) while occupying the Eyelevel Gallery as an open studio. The residency will take place between the 8th and 28th of February, 2009, and will culminate in a reception at Eyelevel Gallery during which the resulting work will be exhibited or launched.

With over 1200 cases of moveable type (both metal and wood) a typographic history spanning over 500 years, the Dawson Printshop represents one of Canada's most extensive collections of letterpress printing technology, and has generously loaned the use of its resources printing , bookbinding, foil stamping and platemaking equipment, as well as type to Eyelevel’s open studio for the duration of the residency. The Artist in residence will be expected to be present at the Open Studio for a minimum of 25 hours per week and should be willing to work in an environment where the public and members of the gallery are present. A staff member of the Dawson Printshop will be available to instruct the artist on the equipment available, and an Eyelevel staff member will be present during regular gallery hours.

Eyelevel Gallery will provide:

-$1500 artist fee

-$300 bread and butter survival allowance

-$500 allowance towards travel and/or materials

-accommodation (if artist is from outside of Halifax)

Proposal package should include:

-proposal for residency project (1/2- 1 page)
describing what you will do and your interest in working with the printshop


-support material (you can add in here what you
want more specifically) basically digital images of previous works or anything else that is relevant. No originals please!

-SASE if you want your proposal returned

-Production itinerary of what you will be
working on during the residency.

Briefly explain why you are interested in using the printshop’s resources as part of this project What interest do you have in letterpress printing and how will these resources enhance your project? Any experience in letterpress printing and bookbinding technologies is an asset. New ideas, processes and experimentation is encouraged!

Please send applications to:
2063 Gottingen Street
Halifax , NS
B3K 3B2
t | 902.425.6412
f | 902.425.0019

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