The Corbin Union Residency is supported in part by the Artists’ International Development Fund, a three-year programme run jointly by the British Council and Arts Council England. UK Artist Jamie Dyson, Phil Wilson-Perkin and Jonathon Trayner will be our UK Artists in Residence in Corbin this August 2012.
Announcement : The Corbin Union Residency will be working with SETUP magazine on a publication with the working title Cabin Call.
SETUP is a Vancouver, B.C. based arts / criticism magazine published by Publication Studio, Vancouver.
Initiated by Charlie Satterlee, Claire Balderston, and Mitch Speed, Setup has emerged as a formidable voice in Vancouver’s arts and critical theory arena. The magazine features articles, artwork and limited editions in collaboration with Canadian and Internationally recognized artists.
While still under development, the Cabin Call issue will be produced concurrent with the Corbin Union Residency and feature essays and artwork by CUR artists.
This special edition by Setup magazine will be launched at the UNIT/PITT project space in Vancouver, British Columbia and also at Donlon Books in London, UK with dates to be announced.
Welcoming Mitch Speed and Vanessa Disler to the CUR residency project. Mitch is an artist/writer and Vanessa is an artist and founding member of Exercise , an artist studio/project space here in Vancouver. Both fine additions to the project ! Welcome!
I’ve had some really interesting correspondance with my Uncle Glen lately regarding Corbin and the local area - he has a very sizeable collection of articles, photographs and stories to tell about Corbin, the mine, and also the whole Kootenay region. He just mailed me a big ol package today containing all sorts of local Kootenay area publications regarding a big reunion they had there in 1978 where surviving people who were born in and or lived in the Corbin united to celebrate the heritage of the town. The articles contain everything from Rum Running through the Kootenays across the U.S. border to accounts of the Corbin Riots and beyond. Were talking about historical findings not available online anywhere! Hard copy only! Holy Shit!
I am compiling an archive of this material that will be available at the cabin for all to peruse at your leisure. This ghost town has some ghosts - trust me.
Technical Data on Coal mountain
Jon, Phil and Jamie are working towards finding a space in London for to host a CUR exhibition. They are currently working on plans to secure some British Arts Council funding etc. Nice. If anyone has any other suggestions they can throw up - send the word out.