Field Notes 2022: Alchemy Artist Residency Exhibition

Field Notes, photo by Frida Foberg

Field Notes 2022
Alchemy Artist Residency: Prince Edward County

Temporary public art installations at farms, wineries and a group exhibition in Prince Edward County

23 September – 16 October 2022

Reception: Sunday 25 September, 2 – 4 pm at Base 31, Picton (The Dentist’s Office 26-343 County Rd 22)

Lisa Wood
Closson Chase Vineyards, 629 Closson Rd, Hillier

Jill Price
Carole Lulham
Broken Stone Winery, 524 Closson Rd, Hillier

Sooyeong Lee
Hinterland Winery, 1258 Closson Rd, Hillier

Ngoc Nguyen
Grange of Prince Edward, 990 Closson Rd, Hillier

Fatima Garzan
Nicole Crozier
Tonia Di Risio
Casa Dea Estates Winery, 1186 Greer Rd, Wellington

Alessandra Pozzuoli
Rosehall Run Vineyards, 1243 Greer Rd, Wellington

Gwenyth Chao
Annika Walsh
Blue Wheelbarrow Farm, 120 County Rd 32, Picton

Patti Randazzo Beckett & Renee Wetselaar
Redtail Vineyards, 422 Partridge Hollow Rd, Consecon

Frida Foberg
Claire M. Tallarico
Heather Lindsay
Thyme Again Gardens, 403 Smokes Point Rd, Carrying Place

Field Notes, a group exhibition will be on display at The Dentist’s Office, Base 31, 26-343 County Rd 22. Gallery hours are Thursday – Sunday 11am – 4pm.

Check with individual vineyards and farm stands for public viewing hours.

Frida Foberg, photo by Frida Foberg

Alchemy Artists Residency presents Field Notes 2022, a self-guided temporary public art exhibition in various locations throughout Prince Edward County including Hillier, Wellington, Carrying Place, and Picton. A group exhibition at Base 31 also brings together artwork by sixteen artists who participated in Alchemy Artist Residency from June to September 2022.

Alchemy pairs working artists with participating wineries and farms in order to create work in response to a landscape, that while stunning, represents a harsh climate and rocky clay like soil. Artists spent a portion of the county’s harvest season reflecting about what compels people to continue to create, grow, farm, and live on the county’s western edge.

The exhibition Field Notes allows artists to collect, tell and document multiple stories showcasing what compels people to continue to create, grow, farm and live in the county. The result is an ever-deepening relationship and understanding between and among residents, farmers, makers, growers, seasonal agricultural workers and artists. The artworks include textiles, installation, painting, drawing and sculpture. These works –collectively and individually examine themes of collaboration, labour, creative expression and food sovereignty and community in a rural agricultural setting.

Field Notes 2022 offerings have been inspired by time spent and dialogue on the land, in the kitchen and in our temporary studio home this year – the Wellington Heritage Museum.

These artists further engage with the community by planning and preparing Table Settings, a weekly meal featuring local produce and proteins for 40 seasonal agricultural workers who live and work on collaborating local wineries. These meals are offered to acknowledge the significant contribution of farm and vineyard labourers, many of whom come from outside of Canada and all of whom work alongside local farmers and growers.


Since 2017, Alchemy Artists Residency has nurtured food, art and conversation between visiting and local artists, wine makers, growers, long-time residents, and seasonal agricultural workers in Prince Edward County.

Built on four pillars: art, food, farm and community, Alchemy is an artist-led international residency designed to explore the synergy between artistic practices and the sharing of locally cultivated food in a community setting. Since its first programmed residency on the Toronto Islands in 2015, Alchemy has grown through the thoughtful participation of more than 80 working artists from three continents – the majority of whom form collaborations that extend well beyond their time together. This hands-on, creative model has a positive effect on individual participating artists and their communities. Alchemy is an Ontario-based artist residency committed to fostering community engagement through the exploration and sharing of art, food and conversation. Attracting artists from Canada and throughout the world, its programming initiatives are led by artists Claire Tallarico and Tonia Di Risio.

Visit for more information and to digitally view the installations.

Alchemy Artists Residency gratefully acknowledges that the installations are on the traditional territory of Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples.

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