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Lunch Club discussion with Jo Loki

Friday, 22 February 2013

Lunch Club & discussion with Jo Loki
Artist Jo Loki shares her experience of an international residency at The Banff Centre, Canada
Friday 22 February, 1–2pm

Escape your desk or studio for an hour and join us for lunch. Everyone is welcome. We have an array of tea, coffee and herbal teas – all you need to bring is your packed lunch.

During February’s Lunch Club ESP member Jo Loki will share her experience of applying for and undertaking a residency at the Banff Centre. She will give a short introduction to her approach to the residency and her time in Banff after which there will be opportunity for questions and an informal discussion. This is a chance to discuss application-making processes and fundraising with a fellow ESP member.

“Prior to application, I was fortunate enough to be able to visit Banff, where I was able to visit the arts centre, view the facilities and speak to faculty and other artists there, before making a decision about what residency to apply for and ask essential questions about the application criteria. I feel that this gave me an advantage that I’ve not had applying for other international residencies. I think that it is rare that we get the opportunity to find out about international residencies first hand, and I’m trying to share that information, knowledge and experience with other artists in the region.”

If you have experience you would like to share with ESP members, or a topic you would like to discuss in this informal environment please contact with a short proposal.

Visual artist Jo’s practice spans various media. Her works combine storytelling with drawing, photography, print, text, book-making and digital media. Jo used her residency (funded by the Arts Council) in Canada to research and develop a new piece of work ‘Mountain Whispers’ utilising the local environment and investigating more collaborative ways of working with archives, museums and local residents. The project took place over a four-week period in October 2012.

Set within Canada’s first national park, The Banff Centre’s sole aim is to ‘inspire creativity’. A broad range of professional international artists from every field of the arts make use of the Centre’s range of facilities. More info: