Eastern Edge Gallery
72 Harbour Dr.
St. John's, NL A1C 1B1


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Marigold Santos
MIRROR/MOTHER (fragments)
Marigold Santos | blanket asuang (big sister) | oil on board | 30" x 30" | 2015
May 27 - July 6 2016

MIRROR/MOTHER (fragments) explores self-hood as an experience of shifting identities and realities. Works of drawing, film and installation renegotiate the artist's lived experience of migration and movement between cultures and tradition into meaningful fragments of personal myth, narrative and folklore. In MIRROR/MOTHER (fragments) Santos furthers her investigation of colonial narrative, visibility, and empowerment alive with fantastical and otherworldly imagery. The artist draws on material and evolving ideas from two previous bodies of work: BLACK MIRROR, a series focusing on dualities and binaries and INVISIBLE MOTHER, a series of work challenging conceptual roles of light and dark through portrayals of women in folklore and beyond. MIRROR/MOTHER (fragments) re-combines these histories and ideas and speaks to multifariousness by providing new paths by which to follow and deviate.

Marigold Santos pursues an inter-disciplinary art practice involving drawn, painted, and printed works, sculpture, animation, and sound. She holds a BFA with Honours from the University of Calgary (2007), and an MFA from Concordia University in Montréal (2011). As a recipient of numerous awards and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, she exhibits widely across Canada, and divides her place of residence and practice between Calgary and Montreal.


Scholar and writer Marissa Largo | public talk in conjunction with MIRROR/MOTHER (fragments) exhibition

Wednesday June 29 7-9pm
Eastern Edge Gallery
Free. All welcome.

Marissa Largo is an educator, artist, and PhD candidate in the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She holds a Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her PhD project, Unsettling Imaginaries: The Decolonial Diaspora Aesthetic of Four Contemporary Filipino/a Visual Artists in Canada (in which Marigold Santos is one of the four artists). Marissa is co-editor of the forthcoming book, Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos/as and Canadian Imaginaries (Northwestern Universty Press, 2017). She resides in Toronto with her partner, Sean and their two children, Carlo and Lorena.

rOGUE Gallery
Hazel Eckert
Picture Catalogue

Opening reception: Saturday June 18 7-10 pm

June 18 - July 2

Picture Catalogue is an ongoing series of collage works that explore modes of intuition, chance encounter and tension in the collage process. Images from archival and current magazine spreads are removed from their original context and are recombined along the seam of my sketchbook into enigmatic fragments of individual narratives. In an attempt to skirt the nostalgia inherent in the source imagery I carefully choose graphic elements for their abstract properties instead of their overt cultural references.

After an initial period of collecting and documenting, I arrive at final a composition through a process of selecting, cutting, and joining images. For a year I have been collecting images from old and new Pop Culture, Fashion and News magazines as well as pillaging the Toronto Reference Library’s Picture Collection, an archive housing over a million images clipped from magazines, discontinued books, and printed photographs.

The seam or gutter of my sketchbook acts as an axis on which I can adapt and manipulate new points of intersection for the images. Each collage is reproduced as a print on a folded sheet of paper, preserving the materials' original alignment along the seam of a commercial publication.

Hazel Eckert is an artist, printer and designer from Toronto Ontario. She holds a B.A in printmaking from OCAD University, 2008. With a background in graphic design and letterpress printing, commercial materials and techniques inform her art practice. As a recipient of numerous awards and grants from the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, Open Studio and Atelier Graff, Eckert's work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions across Canada. She has participated in artist residencies in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. Eckert lives and works in St. John's, NL.


Girls Rock Mini Fest: ALL AGES SHOW + BAKE SALE

Saturday June 18
7-10 pm

Eastern Edge Gallery
$5 cover

Kat McLevey
Allie Duff and The Happy Campers
Dame Nature 
+guest speakers and more

*organized by Let’s Talk About Sex(es) of Holy Heart 
Let's Talk About Sex(es) is a feminist collective based out of Holy Heart High. Our goal is to simply spark inclusive dialogues for high school students, and create a space for them to learn about and discuss all things feminism!

Follow HOLD FAST Contemporary Arts Festival
August 18-21 2016
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Membership continues to be an vital component of Eastern Edge Gallery. With your support, we are able to continue to bring you the best of local, national, and international contemporary art through the programming of our Main Gallery, the Rogue Gallery, and our newly re-named summer arts festival, HOLD FAST. Eastern Edge also facilitates over forty creative events annually, including artist talks, workshops, members’ events, music nights and much more!
RON BOLT – The Distant Edge

June 17 - July 9  2016

Opening Reception: Friday, June 17, 5:30 - 8pm

Artist will be present

Christina Parker Gallery
50 Water St.
Events in the Boreal Poetry Garden, Portugal Cove NL 2016
Organized by Marlene Creates

** To attend these events you must sign up in advance with Marlene. To register send an email to, adults $25 | seniors and students $20 | children $10 **

Last year, in conjunction with the UN International Year of Soils, we celebrated the earth element and "tasted the place" with wild edibles. The theme of the events in The Boreal Poetry Garden this summer is the element of the air, especially the wind.

Join us for a walk, some words, a woodwind, an accordion, and two moose horns in the woods: CHRISTINE CARTER, clarinet and principal moose horn; MARLENE CREATES, poetry; FLORIAN HOEFNER, accordion; and DON MCKAY, poetry and assistant principal moose horn.

(Boreal means northern, from Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind—the strongest and speediest of all winds. He was the bringer of snow and hail but, at times, he could be nice and calm as well.)

- Sunday 17 July at 2 pm (rain date Monday 18 July at 7 pm)
- Wednesday 20 July at 7 pm (rain date Thursday 21 July at 7 pm)

These events are being held in conjunction with World Listening Day, an initiative of The World Listening Project—an annual global event held in July to create awareness of the soundscape in our surroundings:

Limited to 25 people. Advance registration required.

** For directions and to register:
adults $25 | seniors and students $20 | children $10
with special thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts
Printmaking with Drypoint at St. Michael's Printshop

Saturday, June 18th
10 student
$100 all materials included

Join printmaker Mike Connolly in exploring the art of drypoint printing. Drypoint is a direct form of printmaking where an image is created by scratching directly into a copper plate. The resulting line, when printed, is a soft, rich line unique to the medium. This is a safe printmaking technique using no harmful chemicals or materials, perfect for beginners. Participants will learn how to prepare the plates, create the drawings, and print the impressions on the press!

Email: to register. 

Mike Connolly is a printmaker and painter from St. John’s. He holds a BFA from Grenfell Campus and is former director of St. Michael’s Printshop. He has been teaching printmaking for over 10 years, along with offering custom printing services and technical consultations.

Call for Applications - Rogland Kunstsenter
Stavanger, Norway

RKS are looking for three artists for a group exhibition slotted for Fall/Winter 2017. RKS offers each exhibiting artist a fee of 7500 NOK, plus travel (max 6000kr) and accommodation. RKS covers installation costs, printing of signage, postcards, promotional material and transportation one way. 

Application Deadline: September 1st, 2016 - APPLY NOW

Rogaland Kunstsenter (RKS) is an artist-run institution and presents contemporary art exhibitions, hosts presentations, seminars and debates, facilitates residency programs, and develops art projects and public art commissions. RKS also actively supports artistic freedom of speech and is a center of excellence for the professional artists of the region.The center was established in 1978 to create an autonomous alternative to public museums, art associations and private galleries, where the artists could have more influence on the institution’s profile. Overall, Rogaland Kunstsenter works to strengthen the professional art community in the region and encourage national and international collaborations.

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