About HFS

The Hammock Artist Residency is the initiative of well known Vancouver based artist Heidi Nagtegaal.  Since 2006, the Hammock Residency invited and worked with a variety of artists, providing numerous resources to help artist realize their ideas. Located in East Vancouver Hammock is a place that offers ” space to focus on the process of making art”.  But more importantly the  Hammock Residency, “is a community hub, happenstance event space and a good space to let things happen. It’s the spaces between the thoughts that inform the thoughts, and ultimately the art object.”

Artist Golboo Amani (http://golbooamani.blogspot.com/), has taken on the initiative to open a temporary free school as part of her Hammock Residency. Hammock Free School is a laboratory of  non-hierarchical collective art production.  At the Hammock Free School one can freely and organically inform themselves through  access to a variety of  resources.  Workshops, research groups, experiments, lessons, reading lists, instructions, discussion groups, open studios, presentations, and field trips, are some of the  pedagogical tools we use to carry out investigations in knowledge production and distribution. With a specific focus on community, space and local experience, Hammock Free School examines the relationship between art and the community by working directly with local community groups and organizations.

Hammock Free School will be running at various locations in the East Vancouver area from May 25th to June 30th, 2011. 

Balcone and Hammock Residency would like to acknowledge the City of Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia and ArtsBC for supporting this project.

Blog designed by G.Amani. Logo by Heidi Nagtegaal


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