Artist Talk: Bee Kingdom Glass

WHEN: Tuesday, October 25 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD

Calgary-based artist duo, Phillip Bandura and Ryan Fairweather, comprise the Bee Kingdom Hot Glass Studio. They will present their work and self-promotional tactics that they use to get it out there in Professional Practices for Artists.


Bee Kingdom is a Calgary-based artist duo made up of Phillip Bandura and Ryan Fairweather. BK is primarily a hot glass studio and is known for their whimsical and conceptual approach to blown glass.

Their practice is founded on traveling, collaborations, and exhibiting and includes locations like Tacoma, Istanbul, Montreal, Athens, Cheong Ju, Monterrey, and Berlin.

In 2008 they were awarded the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist award as well as Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40.

Recently, Bee Kingdom has gotten into large scale inflatable sculpture and debuted the Fabulist as part of Beakerhead 2015 and followed up with the Saturnian in 2016.