Through residencies and artist exchanges PatternNation aims to create a discourse around art making, collaboration and creativity between Vancity and the world. Based in East Van the Pattern Palace live work studio host's PatternNation founder Cydney Eva. While she embarks on artist residencies in London, Johannesburg and Bangalore, Alberta based artist Shugarboy is living and working out of the Pattern Palace for 4 months as PatternNation's first Vancouver resident artist.
Feb - June 2017 Shugarboy will be living and working in Vancouver as the Pattern Palaces first Artist and Resident. Shugarboy is an up and coming artist and producer specializing in new electronic music and fashion.
Cydney Eva will be in London and Oxford for the month of Febuarary 2017. Along with connecting and collaborating with local artists, Cyd will be working with Pegasus Theatre in Oxford, painting a mural and engaging with the youth in their programs.
Cydney Eva will be In Johannesburg for the months of March and April 2017 doing an artist residency with Assemblage Gallery where she will be producing a PatternNation art exhibition and collaborating with local artists dancers and musicians. (page updated end of March/ April)