It's that time of year again... Spring Cleaning at Eastern Edge!
Every year, the gallery has a brief pause in our programming in order to prepare the space for another incredible year ahead.
So what can you expect for 2019?
We don't want to give away ALL of our secrets, but you're in for a treat. We've been hearing requests from our community that more artist studios are needed, that we need more artist residencies, and overall we need more space! And exhibiting artists will also be happy to know that we also think uneven, bumpy, "cottage cheese" walls are a thing of the past. Stay tuned to see the incredible transformations!
Events and Opportunities
Wednesday, February 27th from 7-9 pm
Death Cafe is an informal, international organization that provides a time and a place for people to gather, drink tea and eat cookies, while discussing death. The objective of these gatherings is "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." This event has no objectives or agendas and is an open discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.
We are pleased to welcome Paula Courage to facilitate our session. Paula has coordinated numerous Death Cafes in St. John's over the last few years and has experienced the personal growth and change that can occur when you are free to discuss a topic that is often seen as taboo or off-limits. This event is held in tandem with Philippa Jones' exhibition Suspended, which dwells on mortality, loss and cycles of rebirth. We will visit the exhibition with the artist half-way through the cafe. For more about Jones' exhibition, please visit https://www.therooms.ca/exhibits/now/philippa-jones-suspended.
You must RSVP to attend this event. The cost is included with admission to The Rooms (no additional cost to attend the Death Cafe). 25 seats are available for this event to ensure everybody has the opportunity to speak and contribute. Please contact Visitor Services at the Rooms to register your spot at 757-8090.
Admission must be paid at time of registration. Free for Rooms members.
Death Cafe was founded by Jon Underwood, based on the work of Bernard Crettaz.
Friday Night Performance Art - Sara Tilley
February 22nd from 8 - 9 pm at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery
In performance art, the artist's actions and body are the medium. Performances often take place live in front of an audience in an ephemeral moment that can be either scripted or spontaneous. Performance art has a rich history of challenging social and physical conventions.
In celebration of the retrospective exhibition At Full Tilt: Colette Urban in Western Newfoundland and the work of this influential artist, join us for a series of dynamic, dramatic and one-of-a-kind performances in the Level 3 Art Gallery.
Please note that these performances are intended for an adult audience and viewer discretion is advised.
This program is included with general admission. Free for Rooms members. Visit https://therooms.ca for more information.
Image credit: Ritchie Perez
Canadian Art is committed to mentoring the next generation of art writers in Canada. We are pleased to announce the creation of a new mentorship program, which takes the place of our existing summer residency and editorial internship.
The Canadian Art Editorial Mentorship is a national quarterly program for a current or recent undergraduate, graduate or other post-secondary student, or equivalent experience,* with an interest in developing expertise in the realm of professional art-magazine publishing. Experience will be gained in writing, editing, proofreading, layout, image research and digital initiatives.
The Canadian Art Editorial Mentorship is an 11-week, full-time residency in Canadian Art’s office located in downtown Toronto. Applications are now open for the 2019 sessions. Residents will be paid a $10,000 honorarium, and are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodations.
Spring: March 18 to May 31
Application deadline: Monday February 25, 2019, 9 a.m. EST
Summer: June 10 to August 23
Application deadline: Monday February 25, 2019, 9 a.m. EST
Fall: September 9 to November 22
Application deadline: June 28, 2019, 9 a.m. EST
Winter: December 2 to February 8
Application deadline: September 20, 2019, 9 a.m. EST
To apply, submit a writing sample on an art-related topic (maximum 1000 words), a cover letter and a one-page CV (PDFs only) to email@example.com with the subject line “Editorial Mentorship, [SEASON YOU ARE APPLYING FOR]”. Your writing sample should take the form of a review, profile or short essay (no Q&A-style interviews). Successful writing samples will be opinionated, provocative and original, and will reflect Canadian Art’s commitment to intelligent, accessible prose that connects contemporary art to wider ideas, culture and politics. Before submitting, we encourage you to become familiar with our editorial vision and contributor guidelines.
* As defined by graduation within two years of the Editorial Mentorship period. For questions about equivalent experience, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Studio Night
Thursday February 21st from 6-9 pm at St. Michael's Printshop
Do you have a woodcut, linocut or etching plate you've been meaning to get finished, but can't find the time? Or maybe you just want to experiment with printmaking materials and just see what happens.
Come to a drop-in work session at the Printshop next Thursday, January 31st from 6 to 9 pm. Make some head-way on your ongoing projects, or just brainstorm some ideas for your next print run. Sketch, stencil, carve, etch, play with paper, collage, or do some design work on your laptop. You can also get inspired by browsing our library.
Come to the session prepared to be self-directed, as technical assistance will be limited.
Bring your own favourite materials to work with. St. Michael's has a small selection of materials available like scrap paper, carving tools, brushes, etc.
**Please note***: this will be a plate-only work session; we won't be using the presses this time around. Press rental can be arranged through SMP staff. Memberships will also be available for purchase on the night of the session.
This event is free, but donations will be accepted/PWYC (pay-what-you-can).
Insurance for Artists: Covering your bases when you are self employed.
Date: Wednesday, February 27th Time: 1-3PM Location: Emera Innovation Exchange, MUN Signal Hill Campus, Room B 1003 Price: Free for Business & Arts NL members, or $10 for non-members (includes a free 1-year Business & Arts NL membership)
Do you have a plan in place for how to pay the bills should you fall ill and need to put work on hold? Have you started thinking about tucking away some money for retirement, but just haven’t made the initial investment? These are things that everyone should keep in mind but when you’re self-employed, with a sometimes inconsistent monthly income, building a financial plan can seem like an impossible task. But it doesn’t have to be. Neil Trahey, an independent advisor with Sun Life Financial, will walk participants through how to properly build a financial plan (including the importance of insurance for artists and those who are self-employed) during his workshop on February 27 at MUN’s Signal Hill Campus.
Description: Neil Trahey will be presenting on how to properly build a financial plan. This will include the importance of personal health, critical illness and disability insurance for artists and self employed individuals. He will also take a look at some retirement planning strategies including RRSP, TFSA and how to properly invest money inside these accounts.
Facilitator Bio: Neil Trahey (Sun Life Financial)
Neil is an independent Financial Advisor with Sun Life Financial. He is a licensed life and sickness insurance advisor and is currently working on his certified health specialist designation. He is mutual fund licensed through the MFDA and is an active member of Advocis which is the largest voluntary professional membership association of financial advisors and planners in Canada.
Artist Residency Call for Applications Deadline: February 28, 2019
Union House Arts (UHA) is a new community artspace committed to supporting work being produced by artists and craftspeople through place-specific dialogues and collaborative programming in Port Union, NL.
UHA is currently accepting applications for its inaugural Artist-in-Residence program, which will provide studio space and additional professional support for two artists during the 2019 season. For more information please visit unionhousearts.ca/residency
Application deadline: February 28, 2019
OUT OF EARSHOT: DOUBLE FEATURE
RELIC ALL AGES SHOWCASE
$10 or NOTAFLOF (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Relic Supply (181 Water Street)
- The show at Relic will be taking place on ground floor in a room accessed by a set of stairs
- The front entrance doors are not motorized.
- There are no washrooms accessible on site.
- Some seating will be provided.
- This is a dry event
Bar None (164 Water Street)
- This venue is located on the second floor of the building accessed by a set of stairs.
- Washrooms are not accessible
- Limited bar seating is available.
Out of Earshot is a non-profit, community-based festival in St. John’s, NL dedicated to showcasing DIY and emerging Canadian bands and artists. As a festival we aim to create supportive spaces for the performance and appreciation of multiple art forms.
Out of Earshot prioritizes bands and artists who demonstrate inclusive politics in their respective communities.
as it correlates to virtuality - Kevin Day (2016)
(english to follow)
La Galerie Sans Nom recherche des propositions d'artistes, de collectifs ou de commissaires pour sa nouvelle saison de programmation 2019 - 2020.
OPEN CALL FOR INDIGENOUS CURATOR
Deadline: March 1, 2019. 11:59pm (NLT)
The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Gallery is seeking an Indigenous-identified Curator to organize a landmark exhibition of Indigenous works of craft from Newfoundland and Labrador. Artists will be showcased not only in the Craft Council Gallery in St. John’s, but also in a corresponding satellite exhibition (location determined by curator in dialogue with artists).
The Curatorial Project provides one deserving curator the necessary time and resources to realize an innovative project with the aim of encouraging curatorial research in tandem with exhibition planning. The Craft Council Gallery provides institutional guidance and resources to the curator, who produces a group exhibition in the gallery space with an accompanying exhibition catalogue in 2019, and/or related public programming.
Applicants are evaluated on merit of proposed concept or theme, and adherence to the application guidelines. All applications submitted will be considered final and treated as such. Applicants will not, under any circumstances, be permitted to add or edit an application once it has been submitted. More information and the application form can be found online: www.craftcouncil.nl.ca/opportunities/
ArtsNL Professional Project Grants Deadline: March 15, 2019
The Professional Project Grants Program is available to professional artists and professional arts groups creating and/or presenting works of art in the disciplines of dance, film, music, multidisciplinary arts, theatre, visual arts, or writing. Grants support project costs related to creation, production, administration, travel, professional development, etc.
Grounded in Craft: Opportunity for Exhibition
Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Gallery Deadline: June 1st, 2019
Grounded in Craft will discuss the personal connection as relates to memory with indigenous and garden plants of Newfoundland and Labrador. Memories will be personal to the maker as will be their interpretation of the remembrance through botanical imagery, materials and/or colorants. As with life, all memories may not be pleasant. Artists will be chosen based on their current studio practice as it relates to botanical imagery, the decorative arts and/or use of botanicals as materials or colourants. Participating artists must be members of the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador or the Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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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!