The Algonquin Art Centre is pleased to announce our 2017 Fall Residency Artist, Peter B. Mills. Peter is an exciting new talent at the Art Centre, whose interests in art and science make him the perfect candidate for our program.

“Our residency program is designed to put artists in close contact with Park researchers” explains Centre manager, Joel Irwin, “as we believe dialogue between art and science can be mutually beneficial. Peter Mills, however, embodies both interests: not only is he a prolific painter, but he’s a scientist by training and has published books and articles on everything from amphibian larvae to the effects of forest fires on Ontario snakes. He already has a profound knowledge of Algonquin Park’s ecosystems and wildlife, which is why we invited him to participate.”

Peter’s residency will take place during the beautiful fall colours in Algonquin Park, and his works during the program will be featured in a solo exhibition in 2018, when Peter will present a number of talks detailing his time as the Centre artist in residence.

“The Shore” by Peter B. Mills

Good luck to Peter B. Mills, and a huge thank you to the great staff at Algonquin Park for making this residency program possible.

If you have any questions about our artist in residence program, please contact Joel Irwin at This year’s artist was invited to participate by the Art Centre, but the 2018 residency will be open to applications. We’ll be posting more info on our 2018 residency in January, 2018.