On Sunday 22 September, Canadian Film Production company marblemedia filmed an episode of a new documentary Canada’s Landscape Artist of the Year. It’s based on a similar UK production where artists go to different locations and produce a quality painting in four hours. Glass “pods” are provided for them – in the case of Cobourg, these were built on the Esplanade. Six artists from across Canada were invited to use the pods although there were another dozen artists also painting but not in the pods. These were located on the grassed area behind the Marina Fueling dock. The filming was expected to take all day and included conversations with the artists. Although residents and visitors were generally not impeded by this activity, a posted notice said that there was a possibility that they might end up in the movie.
Below are some photos of the event.
There is no word when this episode might be screened – previous marblemedia productions have been shown on Makeful (e.g. on Bell’s Fibe TV) and Netflix.