Falcon Residency

Artists in the Cabins » Synonym Art Consultation

Photos by BNB Studios

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Each fall we are pleased to make space for our dear friends, Andrew and Chloe of Synonym Art Consultation, to come out to work retreat in one of our Falcon Lake cabins.

Synonym Art Consultation is a curatorial collective based in Winnipeg, Manitoba on the original lands of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation and Treaty 1 Territory. Synonym is committed to providing meaningful employment and mentorship opportunities to artists and to facilitate the celebration of art and culture with unique, inclusive, community-minded events that serve as safer spaces for diverse populations.

These two have cultivated a grassroots contemporary street-art movement in our city and participate in hyperlocal and international dialogues around important issues, such as Indigenous rights, social responsibility, and innovative economic development, rooted in the arts with their month long Wall-to-Wall Mural and Culture Festival.

These are some photos from their visit last year, captured by the talented BNB Studios.

Falcon Trails X Synonym

Falcon Trails Resort holds a very special place in our hearts, both personally and professionally. Each year in the fall, the two of us are able to rejuvenate our bodies and minds, while also reassessing all aspects of our small business. This “corporate retreat” of sorts has become an essential part of developing our business.

But it’s not all work while we are out there. We take full advantage of what the shoulder season at Falcon Trails Resort has to offer, including canoeing, hiking, polar bear club swims, and the subsequent cozying up by the fire, in the hot tub, or with a trip to the sauna. While all seasons are beautiful, we really love autumn in the Whiteshell, watching the leaves change colour and often witnessing the first snowfall of the season.

The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating, making you feel like a part of their family, while giving you the privacy you need. The cabins are stunning and all the amenities are thoughtful and allow for a relaxing, luxurious stay. We would highly recommend treating yourself to a few nights at Falcon Trails Resort. Access to this gem of a resort has been truly life changing for us!
— Andrew Eastman & Chloe Chafe Co-founders of Synonym Art Consultation / Wall-to-Wall Mural & Culture Festival