Adam Waldron-Blain

Adam Waldron-Blain is a famous artist in Edmonton.

A graduate of the University of Alberta’s fine art program, he has since been based in Edmonton and Glasgow. In 2011 he was artist-in-residence in the back lanes and derelict spaces of the Woodlands community in Glasgow, ran games for the IgFest Interesting Games festival in Bristol, and participated in a residency program at the Banff Centre with Icelandic artists Ragnar Kjartansson, Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir and Davíð Þór Jónsson. Last year he performed in the dusty parking lots and wide streets of downtown Edmonton for Dirt City:Dream City, and spent the winter at residencies on Toronto Island and, for the second time, at The Banff Centre.

Adam enjoys games, cycling, cooking, and talking about things he doesn’t actually know about. He is currently planning a trip to Iceland.

His blog is really good and you can read it at adam.instituteparachute.ca.

Current & Upcoming:

Participate: Manhunt – Wednesday nights, a new location every week (manhunt-edmonton.com). Drop-in Dungeons & Dragons – almost every Monday night, 7pm at the Empress Ale House (Facebook group).

Recent Work:

Part of an 11-day outdoor durational performance in downtown Edmonton, July 2012, for Dirt City:Dream City. Seen here with “Simulacrum” by Carly Greene. Video taken by Sydney Lancaster.

“Nothing But The Hits”, online video series, nothingbutthehits.tumblr.com, 2011–2012.

All heartbreak, all the time.

Performance on the Isle of Skye, March 2011.

Part of a continuing video project, perhaps called “Pastoral Fantasies”. Contact me for some samples.

Excerpts from several durational performances as Artist in Residence in the Woodlands community in Glasgow, 2011.

“International Espionage”, outdoor game, Edmonton, 16 July 2010.

Restaged in Bristol, 28–29 May 2011, for IgFest.

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