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Alchemy: the synergy between artistic and culinary practices

Alchemy is an international artist led  residency devoted to exploring  the synergy between artistic practice and the cooking and sharing of locally grown food in a community setting. Founded in 2014, this residency takes place each summer in rural Prince Edward County Ontario, Canada.  In the Spring of 2019 we will also offer a one week residency on Toronto Island - the largest car free community in North America.

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A community setting for inquiry and discovery

Selected artists call upon a variety of  mediums ranging from visual arts, sculpture, photography, craft, cooking, performance art, writing or video. Artists create and share their work and practice, while also contributing culinary creativity to lively salon style communal dinners. 


Readings and discussions  probe the creative intersection of food and art.  Guest talks from artists, chefs and winemakers  help us better understand the magic and inspiration created by making and sharing art and food.   

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Alchemy is facilitated by two strong advocates for these ideas:  Claire M. Tallarico and  Tonia Di Risio.  

To meet Claire and Tonia and the 40 plus artists who have contributed to our collaborative efforts to date, visit the next section.

Meet the ALCHEMISTS
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What's New

Thank you to the Ontario Arts Council

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Alchemists Claire M. Tallarico and Deborah Margo received an Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Grant to support their collaborative participation in Alchemy 2018’s Hillier Hall Open House event,  Many thanks to the OAC for their invaluable help.

New! 2019 Bursary

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Read about our new bursary program for 2019.  Check out the Apply section of our web site for info. 

Waitlist for Spring Alchemy on Toronto Islands

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The deadline for Alchemy Spring 2019 has passed and there is now a short wait list. Feeling lucky? Apply today!  

Use this online form below and indicate you are applying to Island Alchemy.  http://artscapegibraltarpoint.ca/artist-residences/book-a-residency//