New-Found-Lands presents: Island Fusions Dinner, Featuring Executive Chef Kirk Myers of Taste of Jamaica in Corner Brook, NL

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


Island Fusions Dinner
Featuring Executive Chef, Kirk Myers of Taste of Jamaica in Corner Brook, NL
Sunday, September 11, 2016, 6:00 - 9:30 pm.
Justina Centre, 108 Outer Cove Road, Outer Cove, NL

Tickets $35.00 available through Eastern Edge Gallery and also available online here:

Join us for an evening feast showcasing the shared culinary traditions of Newfoundland and the Caribbean prepared by award-winning chef, Kirk Myers. Served up with Celtic and Caribbean music including a special performance by Shelley Hamilton. Winner of the African Nova Scotian Music Association Artist of The Year award and transplanted Maritimer, Shelley Hamilton has accrued a list of accolades for her work as a singer and actor. Her rich, fluid interpretation of music blends contemporary and original elements of Latin jazz, soul and pop music.
Weekend-long programming and events:

Opening Reception
Friday September 9, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Eastern Edge Gallery 

Afronautic Research Lab performance by Camille Turner 
Saturday, September 10 2016, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A.C. Hunter Library
Arts and Culture Centre, 125 Allandale Road, St. John's
Admission free

Artist talks & Curatorial tour with keynote by Dr. Afua Cooper
Saturday, September 10, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Eastern Edge Gallery

Island Fusions Dinner
Sunday, September 11, 2016, 6:00 – 9:30 pm.
Featuring Executive Chef, Kirk Myers of
Taste of Jamaica in Corner Brook, NL

Tickets $35.00 available through Eastern Edge Gallery and

Through performance, installation, cuisine, and an exhibition of new and existing works by Canadian-based artists, New-Found-Lands investigates historical and contemporary connections between Newfoundland and the Caribbean diaspora. This multidisciplinary project explores the 300-year history of Newfoundland-Caribbean trade in salt, cod, rum and other mercantile products; reflects on personal ties and varied histories of movement and migration; reveals connections between Newfoundland and Caribbean culture and language; and includes an Afrofuturist performance and archival laboratory which uncover buried truths about Canada's role in the transatlantic slave trade. Together this engaging work brings new perspectives to the respective islands from a diversity of practices and approaches. 
Jamaican born painter, Angela Baker has lived in Corner Brook, Newfoundland since 1976. For New-Found-Lands she focuses on her upbringing and on how colonial trade and barter exploited both Jamaican sugar workers and Newfoundland fishermen Sandra Brewster’s mixed media work explores the lives of her parents’ generation: Caribbean people of African descent who immigrated to Canada in the 1960′s and 70′s.  Roxana Farrell examines navigational mapping systems throughout the islands and reflects on economic, trade and tourism links between Newfoundland and the Caribbean.  Emerging artist Anique Jordan's current auto-biographical photographic work looks at family history, survival of black women and the use of cultural production in gravely intimate, yet global journeys. 
For this project Bushra Junaid uses rarely seen historical images and archival narratives to explore her own embodiment of African-Caribbean-Newfoundland connections. Photographer Wayne Salmon documents people and places across Africa and the Caribbean diaspora. Tamara Segura’s experimental documentary illustrates the role of music in the life of a young Cuban couple’s new home in Newfoundland. Anita Singh’s use of bright, passionate colours and the varied techniques she employs attest to her mixed Guyanese, Russian and East Indian background. Newfoundland’s natural environment also has an abiding influence on her ceramic and painted works.
New-Found-Lands is generously supported by Black Artists’ Network Dialogue, Ann Buttrick, Melanie Fernandez, Adiat Fae, Ayoka and Leila Junaid, Scott Masters. Dr. Kenneth Montague / The Wedge Collection, Toronto, John Ryerson and WGSI University of Toronto.
All media inquiries please contact:

Penelope Smart, Director
Eastern Edge Gallery