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

Image credit: Wayne Salmon, On the Wharf, 2000, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the Artist.
NEW-FOUND-LANDS: Exploring historical and contemporary connections between Newfoundland and the Caribbean diaspora

curated by Bushra Junaid and Pamela Edmonds

September 9th – October 18th, 2016
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.
Check out the publications based on our exhibition, New-Found-Lands:
Daniel Rumbolt has recently joined the Eastern Edge team as the new Assistant Director. As a recent graduate of the BFA program at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, Daniel is eager to learn all about the arts community here in St. John's and to meet all of the talented artists. Daniel is also continuing his personal art practice, which includes painting and ceramics inspired by social interactions and situations he encounters, particularly reflecting on his own emotions and memories of growing up in rural Newfoundland. His not-so-secret talent is being able to name hundreds of Pokemon at the drop of a hat, as proven by a list written by April White while he did so.
Penelope Smart, the director of Eastern Edge,  was recently featured in VANL-CARFACs Broadside. Check out her interview to get an exclusive, behind the scenes look at this years HOLD FAST Contemporary Arts Festival.

Broadside Part One

Broadside Part Two

The Inuit Studies Conference 2016 is seeking volunteers.

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Pencil sketch by John Bear.
Group of 77 Drawing Sessions for Autumn 2016
Thursday life drawing sessions will resume on 8 September.
Tuesday sessions -- drawing from a clothed model – will resume on 13 September.

LOCATION: These sessions take place in the 4th floor Rehearsal Room at the Arts and Culture Centre, Allandale Road, St John's. 

TIME: Sessions start at 10 am. Please come early, to be prepared to draw at 10. Sessions run until noon, and sometimes until 1pm on Thursdays depending upon demand. 

COST: The fee for individual sessions is $5 per person, and is subsidized through an ArtsNL Community Arts Program Grant for which we are most grateful. 

(Sponsorship for individuals and groups is possible.  Student or community groups wishing to attend under a sponsorship should contact or to confirm that there is space available.) 

The Setup:

There is no need to register.  These are drop-in sessions with no instruction. 

Participants bring their own drawing (or painting) materials. Easels, drawing boards and work tables are available in the workroom. 

By general agreement, oil paints, smelly-solvent media, and spray fixatives (unless water-based) are ordinarily not used in the room. 

NO PHONES: In order to maintain calm and concentration during sessions, and for the comfort and security of models, CELL PHONES ARE TO BE TURNED OFF AND KEPT STOWED AWAY. This is now general practice in life drawing sessions. 

COFFEE AND TEA: Generally, coffee and tea are available during the break in the session, at 11 am or so. Please bring your own mug. 

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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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