Artists selected for City’s new Change Makers Artist Residency Program

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Peterborough, ON – The City of Peterborough is pleased to announce the selection of the artists-in-residence for the Change Makers Artist Residency Program, which will create opportunities for artists to innovate and contribute to municipal projects, particularly Climate Change Awareness, Adaptation and Sustainability related initiatives.

“An Artist Residency Program is envisioned to amplify communication around climate-related vulnerabilities, especially those due to flooding, but also to begin earnest conversations about climate change risks in general,” said James Byrne, Climate Change Coordinator with the City of Peterborough. “Artists help us to think, to remember, and to see things in different ways. What changes can we make by facing challenges together?”

Ann Jaeger, Dimitri Papatheodorou, and Josh Morley have been selected as the artists-in-residence. During their three-month residency each artist will be provided an artist fee as they explore the work being done in the City’s Asset Management and Capital Planning Division and develop project proposals.

Ann Jaeger is a multi-disciplinary artist whose eclectic body of work intersects literary, theatre and visual arts. An honours graduate of OCAD, she has presented solo exhibitions of painting and sculpture in the Peterborough area, most recently at Evans Contemporary and the Arts and Culture Centre of Warkworth. Her textile art was featured in the 1982 Visual Arts Ontario publication Art in Architecture. In addition to writing articles on regional arts and culture for her blog Trout in Plaid and for local media, she has published poetry in the League of Canadian Poets, Cornell University's Epoch Magazine, and the Capilano Review.

Dimitri Papatheodorou is an artist pursuing hybrid forms of expression through painting, sculpture, music, and architecture. Born in Toronto, he is Adjunct Faculty at Toronto Metropolitan University and operates from a rural studio in Warkworth Ontario.

Josh Morley is an Anishinaabe artist, currently working in screen printing and mural work in Peterborough, Ontario. His work explores regional ecological issues, his personal relationship with nature, as well as his ancestral connection to the land. 

The Change Makers Artist Residency Program is administered by the City’s Public Art Program and developed in partnership with the Asset Management and Capital Planning Division.