Keepers of the Light
Curated by Emma Hassencahl-Perley
June 1 - June 29, 2019
Featuring work from artists:
Emily Critch, Jerry Evans, Tara Francis, Meagan Musseau,
Shane Perley, Percy Sacobie, Nelson White, Oakley Wysote Gray.
Keepers of the Light is a group exhibition of Indigenous artists who have been influenced by the land, their people, and are responding to the first light and the “awakening”. The exhibition will be on display from June 1 – June 29, 2019at Eastern Edge Gallery to coincide with Petapan Indigenous Arts Symposium in St.John’s. Keepers of the Light will focus on the awakening of our identities, as we become conscious of our bodies, spaces, and histories – both social and cultural. Taking initiative to seek traditional knowledge, stories, and teachings – we are all are in the midst of unpacking and relearning our past. Realizing that there is tremendous richness in fusing the old with new mediums, technologies, and approaches, the exhibition will reaffirm Indigenous artists of the Atlantic region’s position in contemporary art. This exhibition will highlight Indigenous artists of the Atlantic Provinces who are making work that awakens their spiritual, cultural, visual, and political identities – combining traditional and contemporary ways of making.
Curated by Hannah Morgan
June 13 - June 29, 2019
Having worked in various capacities related to art, activism and education, Michelle Sylliboy considers poetry, photography and sculpting to be her first love. Born in Boston, Sylliboy is a Mi’kmaq interdisciplinary artist who was raised in her traditional Mi’kmaq territory We’koqmaq First Nation, Cape Breton. While living on traditional unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations in Vancouver B.C. Michelle completed her BFA from Emily Carr University, and a Masters in Education from Simon Fraser University, Sylliboy is currently a PhD Candidate at Simon Fraser University in Philosophy of Education (Curriculum and Implementation). Her educational pursuits is to reclaim her original written komqwej’wikasikl language through revitalization dialogues by planting seeds using art and poetry as a vehicle to share the Mi’kmaq people’s original written language.
The Atlantic Provinces Art Gallery Association/Association des galeries d’art des provinces de l’Atlantique (APAGA/AGAPA) was formed in 1975 and encourages inter-institutional collaboration and discussion of issues that effect cultural and artistic development in Atlantic Canada. Its members include provincial, public, university, and artist run galleries from across Atlantic Canada.
Each year members from Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island gather in a new regional location for an annual conference where they discuss matters of professional interest to galleries in the area. For the full schedule of events, check out Eastern Edge's website HERE, or find the conference registration form HERE.
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 https://www.craftattheedge.com/call-for-curators
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”.
CBNuit’smandate 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 www.cbnuit.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or click HERE.
“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) email@example.com or Margaret Walsh Best (Botanical Art) firstname.lastname@example.org for more information for submission.
CNA Textile & Apparel Design Graduate Shows 2019
The 2019 Graduating Class of the CNA Textiles & Apparel Design program will be showcasing their work in two exciting events!
On June 6th there will be a fashion show at the Prince Phillip Drive CNA Campus. Doors will open at 6:30pm and refreshments will be served throughout the event. Musical entertainment will be provided by the CNA music program and DJ Krystle Hayden. Advanced tickets will be available for purchase online at annatempleton.com for $10 each.
On June 12th the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador will host a gallery exhibition for the graduates at 275 Duckworth Street. Opening night will feature live musical entertainment, guest speakers, and refreshments, doors open at 5:30pm. The gallery exhibition will run until June 20th.
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 here.
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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!