Project Description: Door to Door
Leading up to his exhibition at ARCAC, Del Hillier will be spending a week in Annapolis Royal actively weaving himself into the community. By performing the role of a door-to-door solicitor, he hopes to glean a wealth of stories about the town’s residents. An installation of his artistic response will be on view at the gallery from May 14-29.
Del Hillier’s work oscillates between an indoor and outdoor studio where self-learning, experimentation, serendipity, and happenstance are safely at play. Working across sculpture, performance, video, social engagement, acting, and craft, Hillier considers both the aesthetic experience of making work and the work itself of equal importance. These circumstances allow his own idiosyncratic interests to wander and build unique and novel responses to familiar objects and experiences. Del is based in Vancouver.
Eryn Foster is an artist, curator and filmmaker based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Formerly the director of Eyelevel Gallery, an artist run centre in Halifax, she has also worked as an instructor at NSCAD University for over a decade. Presently she is collaborating with her friend Sue Johnson on an experimental documentary, Portrait of a Bearded Lady. This is a feature film about the life and work of Nova Scotian, queer artist and activist, James MacSwain. Eryn Foster and Del Hillier met on an airplane in 2011 and have remained friends, as well as artistic supporters of one another ever since.