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

Winter Gallery Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday
12 PM - 5 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Proposed changes to EE's policy and procedures:

1) Minor grammatical errors and copy/editing changes to the by-laws.
2) Maximum number of Board members on Eastern Edge's Board of Directors changing from 11 to 9.

These changes will be discussed and voted on during the Annual General Meeting, as per our constitution.

If you would like to nominate yourself or another member to become a part of the EE Board of Directors, please forward a brief letter of intent and CV/resume to:
Current Exhibitions
Main Gallery
Claire Scherzinger: The Smurf, The Duck, The Devil, The Salesman

October 29th - December 7th

(rOGUE/Main Gallery double-reception with Hill of Beans by St. John’s based artist Mimi Stockland)

Claire Scherzinger presents a new exhibition of work that dissects her thoughts on what painting is and what it can become. Through a narrative of characters, the Smurf, the Duck, the Devil, the Salesman, she weaves a story central to the months she lived in London, ON and now in Toronto. The accumulation of details in this story is told through her many experiments in materiality in painting as well as constantly collecting junk, or found objects, to be integrated into her sculptural work.

This collection of work contemplates questions about painting and the politics of painting Scherzinger encountered while working as an artist assistant in London, ON and now as an artist in Toronto. The people who gave their answers to these questions have naturally provided their own biases and, along with Scherzinger’s own opinions of what a painting is and what it can be, has pieced together a fragmented identity of what it means to live constantly in flux with her work.


Claire Scherzinger is a visual artist and writer with a BFA in drawing and paintings and creative writing from OCAD University. In the span of her short career as an emerging artist she has shown her work across Canada with upcoming solo projects at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, the Varley Museum in Markham and the Forest City Artist Run Centre in London, ON. She has had her first poetry published internationally and was also a finalist this year for the RBC funded 17th National Painting Prize. She lives and works in Toronto.
Mimi Stockland: A Hill of Beans

October 29th - December 7th

(rOGUE/Main Gallery reception with The Smurf, The Duck, The Devil, The Salesman by Toronto-based artist Claire Scherzinger)

A river carves its twisting way through the landscape, a sloping mountain is made gentle by time, oxygen turns the rusting shell of a car into red dust, an ocean of tea is drunk daily over the course of a lifetime; nothing exists without tiny, incremental, unrelenting repetition. Monotony is a requirement for creation/destruction. Our days are composed of the same gestures and actions, repeated in sequence and changing imperceptibly over time, either deliberately or unconsciously. Once accumulated, habits hold the shape of a life, just as cells hold the shape of a plant. 

A crochet hook or hand-sewing needle repeats its motion hundreds of times with particular variations, manifesting individual shapes and pattern. This installation is a visual exploration of links between cellular biology, organic growth and decay through the particularly suited medium of textiles. As a case in point, the sum of the body of work is in itself the product of a sustained, repetitive daily practice.


Mimi Stockland is a multidisciplinary visual artist and performer based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She obtained a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Concordia University in 2009. Mimi relocated from Montreal to Newfoundland in 2015 after obtaining a diploma in Textile Construction from the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal, where she specialized in digitally-assisted machine-knitting. In addition to working in fibers, her practice extends to illustration, printmaking, performance and video. Her work is held in private collections across Canada and she has performed on stages in Canada and Europe.
Local Events and Opportunities
Spirit Song Festival: Reconciliation Through Collaboration

Come join the St. John's Native Friendship Centre as we come together and celebrate our province's unique history

Both performative and visual art has long been used to keep cultural pride alive in our province. SJNFC has traditionally used Spirit Song as an opportunity to highlight the amazing Indigenous artists we have here in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This year, Spirit Song will become something much bigger, focusing on bridging the gap between communities that have historically been at odds. By inviting Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to come together in collaboration, Spirit Song will embody the long-awaited reconciliation between these groups. Funds raised will ensure Spirit Song can continue to be a healing festival in coming years and grow to support the services the St. John’s Native Friendship Centre provides to the urban-Aboriginal population.

The Gala portion of Spirit Song Festival will feature collaborative pieces between some of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most talented Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists.  The Gala will be held at the Johnson GEO CENTRE and will feature collaborative performances, traditionally inspired hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, games and meet the artist booths.

Mawiomi will be a day for the community to come out and see the unique culture Newfoundland and Labrador has to offer. Taking place at the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, families will be wowed with special art and performances, participate in games and activities, purchase traditional food with a modern twist and much more.

Where: St. Michael's Printshop Gallery, 72 Harbour Drive, upstairs

When: 7–9:30pm, every Wednesday, beginning October 19th

$30 a week per person (or pay what you can)
*bring your own supplies*

Bring your watercolour supplies, a project you're working on or want to start, and paint in a group atmosphere with experienced watercolourist, April White. April will be working on her own projects, but will be present to answer questions, help you with your technique, and offer moral support. You will set up and paint around the large table in the St. Michael's Printshop Gallery. April encourages the following: talking about ideas, experimenting, never knowing when you're finished, mixed media, and breaking and/or following the rules.

If you've taken any sort of watercolour intro lesson, then this is a great way to keep painting in a supportive environment.
Contact April at if you have any questions.

Live Magazine! Issue #3 Curated By Jason Wells

When: Monday, November 14th from 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: Cox and Palmer Second Space at the LSPU Hall, St. John's

Mutli-Curated, Multi-Disciplinary, Tons of Fun! 

We are so thrilled to announce the line-up that the wonderful Jason Wells has curated for Issue #3 of the Live Magazine! With musical acts such as Ritual Frames, a screening of Jason Penneys' "Meh Eh It's Meh," an excerpt from a the play Three Days of Rain written by Richard Greenberg and we also get to meet St John's socialite Evelyn J Tudor! This will be a night you won't want to miss! November 14th, $5 tickets available at the door, happy hour drink specials and snacks. 8pm in the Cox & Palmer Second Space.


When: 7:00 pm, Friday, November 4th, 2016
Where: Innovation Hall, Memorial University

Through an interplay of storytelling, animations, music and poetry, Richard Kearney and Sheila Gallagher’s Twinsome Minds mines what is often lost behind official historical accounts and acts of commemoration, and proposes a transformative work of interpreting Dublin’s Easter Rising for a new generation.

Twinsome Minds (a phrase from Finnegans Wake) re-imagines a series of micro-narratives surrounding 1916 in Dublin and the WWI battlefields of Belgium. The stories and images of eclipsed history concentrate on ‘twinned’ pairs – family members, neighbors, school friends, lovers – who ended up on opposite sides during this time of great upheaval in British-Irish relations. The various scenes explore crossings of memory and imagination, anecdote and legend, history and myth – as well as loyalty and love. They are framed and retold by writer and philosopher, Richard Kearney with screen projections by the artist, Sheila Gallagher, and an original music score by Dana Lyn.

National Events and Opportunities

Canadian Art and TD Announce Indigenous Editor-at-Large Position

From Canadian Art:

"Through the generous support of TD Bank Group, the Canadian Art Foundation (Canadian Art) is pleased to announce a new part-time position of Indigenous editor-at-large, dedicated to overseeing and expanding the publication’s Indigenous editorial strategy.

The Indigenous editor-at-large will be in charge of commissioning and editing pieces for print and online, focusing on Indigenous perspectives and art, contemporary and historical. They will also work at cultivating and mentoring emerging critical voices from Indigenous communities.

The successful candidate for the position will be selected by an advisory committee consisting of Richard Hill, Candice Hopkins, Heather Igloliorte and Ryan Rice, in consultation with Canadian Art’s editor-in-chief and co-publisher. Says Hill on behalf of the committee: “We are encouraged by Canadian Art’s commitment to regularly cover Indigenous art and ideas and are especially pleased to see that commitment institutionalized through the creation of this position. Members of the committee will be happy to support the editor-at-large going forward by sharing advice and networks of contacts as requested.”


To read the full job description, or to find more information about the position’s terms and the application process, please visit our job posting."

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