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Joseph Farrugia grew up on a farm near Terra Cotta, Canada. In 2003 he graduated from NSCAD University (BFA: Interdisciplinary) and in 2005 from the University of Canterbury (Dip. Teaching: Art/History). Joseph taught art at Te Awamutu College, New Zealand and learned about the local apiculture. In 2008 Joseph traveled and taught around the world, exploring various regions both artistically and agriculturally. In 2011, he took these experiences and returned to Canada to set up his art studio and apiary in Mono, Ontario, where he has spent the last nine years developing new art making techniques with honey bees and other pollinators. Joseph’s latest work was exhibited last April at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Canada (gladstonehotel.com/Grow-Op) and featured in the Mar/April edition of Murze Magazine, London, UK (https://www.murze.org/store/Murze-Issue-Five-Printed-Edition-Climate-Art-p135021053). In February-March 2020, Farrugia's work will be exhibited at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre Gallery, Scarborough, ON.

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EXHIBITIONS

2020 - Incarnation (Solo). Cedar Ridge Creative Centre Art Gallery. Scarborough, ON

2019 - Food Sport (Group). Good Sport. London, ON

2019 - Natural Selections (Group). Starbox Studio. Flesherton, ON

2019 - Grow OP: Energy. (Group) Gladstone Hotel. Toronto, ON

2018 - Curio Shadow Box Exhibition (Group). Earl Selkirk Gallery. Toronto, ON

2015- 2016Farm + Art (Group). Craganrock Farm. Mono, ON

2012- 2013Mono's Big Day Out (Group)Mono Community Centre. Mono, ON

2011In Search of Revolution (Solo)AWOL Gallery, Toronto, ON

2010- Peace, Love and Power (Group). Underground Cinema, Toronto, ON

2009South Simcoe Art Show (Group), Millpond Café, Alliston Ontario

2005 - Grad Show (Group), Christchurch College of Education, Christchurch, New Zealand

2003NSCAD 2003 Grad Show (Group). Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia

 

RESIDENCIES

Upcoming 2020 Mothra.  Artscape Gibraltar Point. Toronto, ON

2019 Mothra.  Artscape Gibraltar Point. Toronto, ON

2018 - Mothra.  Artscape Youngplace. Toronto, ON

 

PUBLICATIONS

2019 - A Dream Within a Dream. VOYZX Art Magazine. (Published in May). Port Coquitlam, BC

2019 - Featured Artist. Murze Magazine. (Published in April). London, UK

2008 - A Visual Memoir by Joseph Farrugia. Arthur Magazine. (Published in Sept). Peterborough, ON

  

AWARDS

2009 - 2nd Place (Non-Commercial). Alliston Potato Festival Parade

2008 - 2nd Place (Non-Commercial). Alliston Potato Festival Parade

 

COMMITTEES

2019-2020 - Headwaters Arts

2015-2017 - Eco-Schools

2008-2010 - Town of Mono Heritage Committee

2008-2009  - South Simcoe Art Council

 

EDUCATION

Present: Master Beekeeping. Cornell University, NY, USA

2006 - E.S.O.L. Certification. TEFL International. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2005 - Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Senior Art & History). University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

2003 - Certificate of Spanish Language, Universidad de la Habana. Havana, Cuba

2003 - Bachelor of Fine Arts (Interdisciplinary). NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

 

EXPERIENCE

2013- Now - Toronto Art Restoration Inc. Toronto: Art Appraiser

2012-2013 - Evergreen Brick Works. Toronto: School and Camp Assistant Coordinator

2008-2012 - Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board: Art Teacher

2007 - Kawreau College.  Kawreau, New Zealand: Art Teacher

2006 - Te Awamutu College. Te Awamutu, New Zealand: Art Teacher

2003-2004 - Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board: Supply Teacher

1998, 2000-2001 - The People's Workshop. Anse la Raye, St. Lucia: Art Director.