Artist in Residence


2019 Artist in Residence

The City of Kitchener welcomes the 2019 Artist in Residence, Mary Neil: a community musician and founder of KW Junk Music which hosts participatory music making with handmade instruments from recycled items. Her passion for music is grounded in community building, sustainable practices and inclusive collaboration.

During her year long residency, Mary will create opportunities through workshop and events, for the community to make instruments, create unique musical compositions and to experiment. No musical experience is necessary to participate, just a willingness to explore, have fun and make new friends!

She hopes to incorporate these intruments on a music wall that will also link to the community compositions so everybody can enjoy music making!

Please check back regulary for updates on more events and upcoming workshops or sign up to the Kitchener Arts newsletter.

 Residency Kick-off Event

Thursday, March 7, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m

Kitchener City hall, Rotunda, 200 King Street, West, Kitchener

Join Mary as she talks about her practice to date engaging communities across the region and upcoming plans for her residency. Participate in a musical performance with Mary. All welcome, no registration required.

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