2023 Russell Photo Expo | Russell, Ontario
Darren Pottie is a queer artist, writer and curator exploring the intersection between contemporary craft and lens-based media; a symbiosis between experimental digital media and process-based tactile practices. Recent curatorial projects include: In Keeping With Myself with the Portrait Gallery of Canada and Descendance at the SPAO Centre. In 2023 Pottie was selected for an international curatorial residency in Dublin, Ireland, and has had works published by the City of Ottawa, and PhotoEd magazine. He currently lives in Russell, ON on the unceded territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation.
About the Project
The 2023 Russell Photo Expo will be a free outdoor photography exhibition and competition for both amateur and professional photographers. Four winning images will be selected by an independent jury and then printed as large-scale public art. These outdoor public art photographs will be installed along a walking trail within the Russell/Embrun area for all to enjoy. The Expo is an opportunity for folks of all skill levels to engage in the arts, revitalize public space, and renew a sense of pride and inclusion within the rural suburban community.