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Professional Affiliations and Memberships
Visual Arts Alberta/CARFAC (Board President), Edmonton Arts Council, Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton (Advocacy Committee), Latitude 53, Harcourt House Arts Centre, Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists, Cultural Human Resources Council Affiliate

Grants, Residencies, Nominations, Awards
2017
AFA Visual Arts and New Media Project Grant
Ester Hageman Fellowship in Sculpture and Land Art
Main & Station Artists’ Residency, Parrsboro NS
Ruth Carse Centre for Dance Residency (with choreographer Anastasia Maywood)
2016
EAC CIP Travel Grant
Main & Station Artists’ Residency, Parrsboro NS
2015
AFA Visual Arts and New Media Individual Project Grant
Edmonton Heritage Council Living Local Grant for YORK:Moments at Boyle Street Plaza (Quarters Arts Society/Boyle St Community League, with Marian Switzer, Kyla Tichkowsky, Jason Gondziola)
Quarters Arts Society Artist in Residence, YORK:Moments Project at Boyle Street Plaza (with Marian Switzer)
2014
The Rooms/Parks Canada Art in the Park Residency at Gros Morne National Park
Red Rabbit Intensives Series Residency, Sculptural Objects in the Intertidal Area
2013
EAC CIP Project Grant for Individual Artists (with Marian Switzer)
EAC CIP Travel Grant
2011
Harcourt House Artist in Residence for 2011 – 2012 program year
2008
PACE  nomination: “Telus Award for Innovation in the Arts”
2007
PACE nomination: “Northlands Award for an Emerging Artist”
PACE  nomination: “Telus Award for Innovation in the Arts”

Juries & Curatorial
2015 Harcourt House Front Room
2014 Harcourt House Front Room
2013 Harcourt House AIR Selection, VAA Open Photo, Strathcona County Acquisitions.
2012 EAC Public Art Jury.
2011 EAC Public Art Jury.
2007   CORTEX: a multidisciplinary event – Curator – for Edmonton Poetry Festival

Selected Exhibitions 
Solo & Collaborative
2018
21st Century Nesting Practices. McMullen Gallery, Edmonton AB.
Chaotic Bodies, Spazio Performativo/Mile Zero Dance, Edmonton AB.
2017
Macromareal (a rising tide lifts all boats). Gallery Main & Station, Parrsboro NS. (collab Scott Smallwood)
Macromareal Live Performance. First Beach, Parrsboro NS. (assisting Scott Smallwood)
Ruckus. Ruth Carse Centre for Dance. (collab Anastasia Maywood, choreographer)
2016 
Ruckus/Chaos Theory. Mile Zero Spazio Performativo, Edmonton AB. (collab Anastasia Maywood & Krista Posniuk, choreographers)
Boundary|Time|Surface. Discovery Centre Gallery, Gros Morne National Park, NL
YORK. Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna BC (collab M.Switzer)
2015
YORK:Moments. Quarters Arts/Society/Boyle Street Plaza, Edmonton AB. (collab Marian Switzer)
YORK. MCPAG, Stony Plain AB. (collab Marian Switzer)
Elsewhere. Gallery @ 501, Sherwood Park AB. (with Brenda Danbrook)
2013
YORK. Latitude 53, Edmonton AB. (collab Marian Switzer)
21st Century Nesting Practices, Fleishman Gallery, Toronto ON.
2012
NEST. AIR Exhibition, Harcourt House, Edmonton.
Archives of Absence. Naess Gallery, Edmonton AB.(collab Catherine Owen)
2011
Archives of Absence. installation/performance. The ARTery, Edmonton. (collab Catherine Owen)
2008
Thought & Memory: Curiosities. Arts on Atlantic, Calgary AB.

Group
2014
Installation View. curated by Stacey Cann. The Works @ Jackson Power Gallery, Edmonton AB. (Devon Beggs, Rhea Lonsdale, Ali Nickerson)
Silver Skate Festival, “Fires of Knowall” sculptural installation. Hawelak Pk, Edmonton AB.
At Odds. Art Gallery of St Albert, St. Albert AB. (Claire Uhlick, Susan Seright)
2013
Silver Skate Festival, “Fires of Fear” sculptural installation. Hawelak Pk, Edmonton AB.
2012
Small Works. Arts on Atlantic, Calgary AB.
Curiosities. Fast & Dirty Collective/Kristen Hutchinson, curator. Edmonton AB.
Love Letters to Feminism. curated by Carolyn Jervis. The Works Gallery, Edmonton AB; Ottawa July 2011, Toronto November 2010, Montreal July 2010, Edmonton Oct 2009.
2011
Lost and Found. Art Gallery of St Albert, St. Albert. (Paul Burrell, Cynthia Fuhrer)
3rd Annual Edmonton Timeraiser.
Menagerie. curated by Dana Holst. Sideshow Gallery, Edmonton AB
2010
2nd Annual Edmonton Timeraiser.

Writing & Other Projects
2015
“Theory & Practice: The Artist as Advocate” SNAPline quarterly newsletter, Fall.
2013
“Why Artist-Run Centres Matter” SNAPline quarterly newsletter, Winter.
2012
NEST {types} chapbook (poems by Catherine Owen); hand pulled block prints, edition of 50.
“Engaging Space” essay, co-written with Catherine Owen, in Catalysts, Wolsak and Wynn.
2011
Cover image for Catalysts. Published April 2012, Wolsak and Wynn.
Berm: Morning Eclogues & Berm: a Miscellany. Poetry chapbooks with C. Owen. Red Nettle Press. Spring 2011.

Catalogues
2014
Art Gallery of St. Albert, 2014 Exhibition Catalogue.

Selected Press
2015
“Another View on Notorious York Hotel” National Post, Aug 11.
“It wasn’t all bad at the York Hotel” Edmonton Journal, G.Kent, Aug 11.
“Art Exhibit Ponders Elsewhere” Sherwood Park News, Jan 12.
“Elsewhere”, Curator’s Exhibition Essay by Brenda Barry Byrne, posted Jan 9 on County of Strathcona web site.
2014
“Boundary|Time|Surface by Sydney Lancaster” Arts East Online, Posted July 25.
2013
“Latitude 53 exhibit humanizes Edmonton’s York Hotel” Edmonton Journal, July 21.
CBC Radio-Active. Interview with Isabelle Gallant. July 25.
2012
“Studio Inside” Feature, Janice Ryan, Edmonton Journal, July 27.
2011
Interview & article, Lost and Found Group Show. Edmonton Journal, December 22.
“Heterotopologies.” re Archives of Absence and Laura S. Pierre’s Urban Vernacular. Anne Pasek, Latitude 53 Blog. Posted April 28.
2008
“Profiles and Previews” Galleries West Magazine, Vol 7, no.1 Spring 2008.

Artist Talks/Lectures/Workshops
2017
“Macromareal: a rising tide lifts all boats” Main & Station, Parrsboro NS. August 4. With Scott Smallwood.
“Draw More Income: Know Your Rights” Copyright & Moral Rights for Visual Artists. Co-facilitated with Deborah Carruthers. TRUCK, Calgary. May 3.
2016
“Hand & Eye: Ideas & Recent Work” MacEwen University Visiting Artists Series, November 23.
Gel Transfer Workshop, Main & Station, July 13-15.
“Boundary|Time|Surface: Art Meets Geology in Gros Morne National Park” (with Dr.John Waldron), Discovery Centre, Gros Morne National Park, May 21.
“Steps in a Practice: Recent Work” Residency Public Talk, Main & Station, July 6.
2015
“Boundary|Time|Surface: Art Meets Geology in Gros Morne National Park, NL”                                    co-presented with Dr. John Waldron, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta.
European Geosciences Union (Poster Presentation with video), April 17.
Edmonton Geological Society, March 27
Atlantic Geosciences Union, Sackville NB, Feb 1.
2014
“Boundary|Time|Surface: Art Meets Geology in Gros Morne National Park, NL”
co-presented with Dr. John Waldron, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta.
ATLAS Talk Series, EAS Graduate Student Society, University of Alberta. October 31.
“Boundary|Time|Surface” Final Artist Talk for Art in the Park Residency, Gros Morne National Pk, Woody Pt NL, July 4.
“Steps on the Road to Boundary|Time|Surface” Artist Talk for Art in the Park Residency, Gros Morne National Pk, Woody Pt NL, June 13.
2012
“Transitions” VAA/CARFAC Professional Development workshop for emerging artists, Gallery @ 501, Sherwood Park AB. November 15.
“NEST: explorations of contingency” Artist Talk for A.I.R. Exhibition – Harcourt House. Oct 18.
“YORK: Art & Practicalities in Downtown East” Artist Talk – Edmonton Arts Council for Dirt City, Dream City artists’ workshop. May 4.
Sketching with Words. Poetry & Drawing Workshop for the Edmonton Poetry Festival. April 22.
2011
“Objects, Space, and Making Believe … or, what the artist did with what she found” Artist Talk – Aurora Gathering Salon, curated by Jannie Edwards.  November 20.
2007
“Bones, Wax, and Rusty  Metal Things: towards a discourse of transformation” Artist Talk – 44th Avenue Troubadours Series, curated by Catherine Owen. March 29.

Education
Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists (SNAP), Silkscreen Apprenticeship (with Robin Smith- Peck) Edmonton AB Feb – May 2017
SNAP, Plate Lithography (Marc Seigner), Edmonton AB Feb – Mar 2017
SNAP, Print Sampler, Edmonton AB Nov – Dec 2016
Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists, Letterpress Workshop, Edmonton AB April 2014
University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension Fine Arts, Edmonton AB Mar 2011 – Mar 2012
NSCAD University, School of Extended Studies, Halifax NS Jan – April 2010
University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, BA (with Distinction), 1988; MA work 1990-92

Relevant Employment
Aug 2014 – Present Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Edmonton AB
Contract Exhibition Installation and Gallery Preparation
Sept 2007 – Dec 2010 Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture, Edmonton, AB
Administrative Officer & Development Officer
Feb 2006 – Feb 2007 Red Strap Arts Market, Edmonton, AB
Gallery and Web Site Administrator

10 Comments

  1. Swati Atul says:

    Very nice landscapes. See you around :)

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  2. Linda Cote says:

    Hey Sydney, thanks for the follow! Love your blog, and hearing all about another Albertan who is living life creatively!

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  3. sbmacinnis says:

    Hi Sydney thanks for visiting my blog and liking so many things, it allowed me to find your blog and great work.
    Stephen

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    • sydney says:

      And thanks for visiting mine! Thanks for taking the time to look and to comment – much appreciated!I really like your work as well – the colour is stunning; I can almost taste it. Great work! Best, Sydney

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  4. I admire people who follow and live their passion. You’re very creative.

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  5. drawandshoot says:

    Fascinating work you do Sydney!

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    • sydney says:

      Thank you so much! You are too kind. It keeps me out of trouble, most of the time :) …
      I find my ‘toolbox’ increasing over the years, and I think that’s a good thing; still exploring the same basic ideas – because they still fascinate me – but always looking for new ways to do that. It’s about developing a vocabulary, really; I’m sure you find the same sort of thing going on in your work.

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  6. Christine says:

    Thanks for following my blog. I’ve been checking out your work, great art, love it! Looking forward to seeing more.

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