Alisdair MacRae

Art-making and the search for safe spaces

Blog post 8 – April 29, 2016 by Alisdair MacRae Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre This Monday 18 April was likely my last appearance at the Ottawa Booth Centre, at least … Read More / Suite

Connecting with others through the arts: concluding thoughts with Alisdair MacRae

April 18, 2016 How would you describe your overall experience with Art Place? I would describe my overall experience with Art Place as thoroughly satisfying. I appreciate how and why … Read More / Suite

A steady place amidst changing circumstances

Blog post 7 – March 7, 2016 by Alisdair MacRae Salvation Army Booth Centre The last day of February would be the 13th workshop since starting the Art Place d’art project … Read More / Suite

Project check-in with Alisdair MacRae

February 9, 2016 What changes did you notice in the participants through the course of your workshops? Unfortunately by the 8th week of the program, two people had left the workshop due to … Read More / Suite

Supporting the Salvation Army Booth Centre

Blog post 6 – January 18, 2016 by Alisdair MacRae Salvation Army Booth Centre My cold hadn’t improved too much from the week before, so I was a little tired heading … Read More / Suite

Entretien avec Alisdair MacRae

Au sujet de l’artiste: Alisdair MacRae Comment vous décririez-vous en tant qu’artiste? Habituellement, je fais de la sculpture et je monte des installations artistiques. Mais, j’aime intégrer d’autres médias, y … Read More / Suite

Pride and humour in the group atmosphere

Blog post 5 – January 11, 2016 by Alisdair MacRae Salvation Army Booth Centre Possibly the most important lesson I’ll take away from the workshops is to expect the unexpected, and … Read More / Suite

Collective creation forms a bond

Blog post 4 – January 4, 2016 by Alisdair MacRae Salvation Army Booth Centre The break from my placement over the holidays was bittersweet. I sensed that people would miss the … Read More / Suite

Pivotal experiences with a lace maker

Blog post 3 – December 21, 2015 by Alisdair MacRae Salvation Army Booth Centre For the fourth week of my placement, I was very excited at the progress made with … Read More / Suite

Interview with Alisdair MacRae

About the artist: Alisdair MacRae How would you describe yourself as an artist? I typically work in sculpture and installation. However, I like to involve other media, including audio, video, … Read More / Suite

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