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

Main Gallery & EE Studios

Joshua Vettivelu: Surface Tension (or What Holds an ‘Us’ Together)
Main Gallery and EE Studios
April 26 – May 24

Joshua Vettivelu’s Surface Tension (or What Holds an ‘Us’ Together) is the culmination of a 5 week research and creation residency facilitated through Eastern Edge Gallery and guest-curator Kailey Bryan. Surface Tension poetically explores how myths of resource scarcity have been used to enforce national borders as the limit of empathy. This residency and exhibition is the inaugural launch of the Eastern Edge Residency Studios.

In Eastern Edge’s Residency Space, Vettivelu’s large-scale sculpture uses the physics of surface tension (how sand holds itself together), to create a metaphor of how citizenship (or the creation of an “us”) becomes foundational to who we are able to extend humanity to. In Eastern Edge’s Main Space Gallery, Vettivelu will exhibit a large scale video projection, ruminating on how the horizon becomes a site of longing, imagined pleasure and miscommunication.

See our website here for more information about Joshua's ongoing project. 

Joshua Vettivelu is an artist, programmer, and educator working within sculpture, video, installation and performance. Their works explore how larger frameworks of power manifest within intimate relationships. Recently their practice has been looking at how desire and language build the world. Currently, Vettivelu is an instructor in the faculty of Art and Faculty of Continuing Education at OCADU and is the previous Director of Programming of Whippersnapper Gallery.

rOGUE Gallery
Teresa Connors: Patterns
rOGUE Gallery
April 26 - May 24, 2019

Patterns is one of a series of audiovisual installations by Teresa Connors that explores the environment of Newfoundland. Developed from field recordings captured off the East Coast, Patterns uses computer vision, sonification and improvisation to create this nonlinear work. Constructed in Max 8, a “video fabric” is realized using six videos on simultaneous play routed onto a 10x10 grid. Video placement in the grid is governed by a series of transcoded files extracted from NFLD heritage knitting charts and environmental data-sets, which randomly change during the installation.

Teresa Connors is active as a creative coder, acoustic/electroacoustic composer, opera singer and audiovisual installation artist. Her creative works have received awards and support from the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council and Bravo Fact, and have been presented at international conferences, film festivals and galleries. In 2017, Teresa returned to St. John’s to conduct creative research with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI). This research expands on her use of environmental data as a co-creative device in nonlinear audiovisual installations.
David Tuck Memorial Library
Kevin Melanson: Locations
David Tuck Memorial Library
April 26 - May 24, 2019

Locations is an ongoing series of text-based embroideries. Each one features a three-word description of the locations where the embroideries are made.

Kevin Melanson is an artist/writer from the Maritimes who recently moved to St. John’s because he needed a change. His work mainly consists of drawings and embroideries of found objects and experiences.
Events & Opportunities
Kid Koala Music To Draw To Session
Location: Eastern Edge Gallery
May 24, 3-5pm

Kid Koala will play a 2 hour selection of his favourite "quiet time" records as well as previewing tracks from his Music To Draw To album series. Bring your own creative projects. Draw, Write, Paint, Sculpt, Knit, Code in a cozy and focused environment while Kid Koala plays a "quiet time" set to help keep you in your creative zone. 
Employment Opportunity

Organization: The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art
Position: Art Gallery assistant (part time)

Deadline for application: May 24, 2019
  • Assist with installation of exhibitions
  • Social media
  • Good communication skills 
  • Computer and web-based skills 
  • Ability to work weekends and during programmed events
  • An interest in and knowledge of the contemporary art scene
  • Computer (MS office, photoshop) and Internet skills 
  • art sales and inventory
  • Packing and shipping artworks
  • Assisting customers
Resumes can be emailed to:
Call for submissions: Western Newfoundland: People, Landscape, Culture

Tina Dolter Gallery (Corner Brook)
Submission Deadline: May 24, 5pm

In conjunction with the City of Corner Brook’s Come Home Year, the Tina Dolter Gallery will host a juried exhibition which celebrates the people, landscape and culture of Western Newfoundland. The exhibition will take place from: July 10th to August6th, 2019

Artists are invited to submit up to 3 works in any medium which explore aspects of the theme for consideration. To submit, please send jpeg files and image list to:

Craft at the Edge: Call for Curators
Application Deadline: May 30, 2019

Craft @ the Edge: A Handmade Future is a four day international conference designed to celebrate, energize and inspire Newfoundland and Labrador craft in all mediums. Scheduled to happen on the Bonavista Peninsula from October 1st to 4th, 2020, this conference will include engaging teaching sessions, artist talks, professional development workshops, pop-up markets and exhibitions. We are currently accepting proposals to fill curator positions for two separate group exhibitions. For more information, visit 

Museum of the Flat Earth is Hiring!
Museum Programming & Curatorial Assistant
Application Deadline: May 30, 2019
CB Nuit Call for Submissions
Deadline: May 31, 2019

On the West Coast of Newfoundland, nestled at the mouth of the Bay of Islands, you will find a small community that boasts a large creative spirit. Situated in Corner Brook, CB Nuit is a multidisciplinary after dark festival that aims to engage artists in the creation and installation of site-specific and participatory contemporary works. In its launching year, the festival was visited by nearly 3,000 spectators and won the 2017 Ace award for “Event of the Year”.

CB Nuit’s mandate encourages the cross pollination of art disciplines though not compulsory. Participants will create art experiences across a range of media or combinations thereof: visual, performance, site-specific, video, sound, projection, theatre, film, dance, and music. Please let us in on your inspiration, sequence, procedure and implementation of your activity/project.

*New this year, we are inviting artists to create a workshop connected to the project delivered in the festival. An additional honorarium will be remunerated for workshops delivered the night before the festival or during the day leading up to the festival’s main event.

For the full call for submissions or for more information check out the CB Nuit website at or email, or click HERE.

“Grounded in Memory”
2020 Exhibition

 Intent to Enter Due June 1, 2019

“Grounded in Memory” will be a collaborative exhibition with a curatorial theme of local plants and their connection to memory. Works by members of both the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, curated by Susan Furneaux, and the Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, curated by Margaret Walsh Best, will be chosen for exhibition in concurrent exhibitions of art and craft at two St. John’s, NL locations: MUN Botanical Garden and Craft Council NL Gallery.

Please click HERE for more information, or contact Susan Furneaux (Craft) or Margaret Walsh Best (Botanical Art) for more information for submission.

VANL-CARFAC is excited to be launching our new ART=WORK toques!

The Art = Work initiative is a partnership with the Mary MacDonald Foundation. This joint fundraiser will support visual artists, curators, and art workers living in Newfoundland and Labrador through programs and awards distributed by our retrospective organizations.

Toques and other Art = Work merch is available now at the VANL office and online

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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!

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