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

Mapping Queer Histories

June 22nd, 2019, 12:00–2:00 PM
Eastern Edge Gallery
72 Harbour Drive
Wheelchair accessible space

For this event, we welcome queer, two spirit, trans, and gender-creative folk across generations to come and share their tales of growing up queer in NL. Facilitated by celebrated local artist, poet, and trans historian Daze Jefferies, you will have the opportunity to have your story recorded (if you like) for contribution to an ongoing archive of queer tales that will be housed in the David Tuck Memorial Library, and included in a beautiful soundscape as part of the upcoming exhibition A Hole So Big It Became The Sky. Don’t want to be recorded? That’s ok! Come share anyway!

Special thanks to PFLAG and ACNL for partnering with us on this project!

Mapping Queer Histories: Zine Making Workshop with Valerie Webber

June 22nd, 2019, 3:00-5:00 PM
Eastern Edge Gallery
72 Harbour Drive
Wheelchair accessible space

Zines, the medium of the people! Zines have long served important political, creative, and community functions: as a DIY alternative to mainstream publishing, as a platform to amplify marginalized voices, and as an irreverent form of rapid-fire-fuck-you to cultural production. For this workshop, local queer zine-ster Valerie Webber provides materials, tools, tips and tricks for zine conception, production, and distribution. 

There will be a Queer Zine Fair at Eastern Edge on Sunday, July 21 from 1 – 4 pm! We’d love to see you there with your finished zines! More info to come. 

Monday, July 1, 6-9pm: “Failing” Drawing Beautifully: strategies for freeing queer drawing
Tuesday, July 2, 6-9pm: Drawing Queer Archives: from objects and pictures
Wednesday, July 3, 6-9pm: Drawing Queer Memories: from your mind, ears and heart
Saturday, July 6, 1-4pm: Interventions/Interruptions

All workshops held at Eastern Edge Gallery, 72 Harbour Drive, St. John's. 
Admission is FREE; pre-registration is appreciated, e-mail to reserve a spot!

Sometimes the things we want to say are not always easy. It is hard to put them into words. Sometimes they appear as colours, drawings, abstract poems, music. Sometimes we don’t know how to express them at all. Coco Guzman’s series of free drawing workshops are designed to help give form to those experiences to make a huge, collaborative exhibition that reflects the ongoing queer histories of St. John’s. Coco is a queer and genderqueer artist raised in Spain and currently living in Toronto. They have a long history as a grassroots, community artist, and have led multiple workshops for trans, queer, and gender non-conforming folks to express complex experiences. 
Main Gallery
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, 2019 at 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.
rOGUE Gallery


Michelle Sylliboy
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.
Events and Opportunities
Eastern Edge would like to congratulate the winners of the 2019 EVA Awards!!

Melissa Tremblett - Emerging Artist Award
Matthew Hollett - Critical Eye Award
Marlene Creates - Mary MacDonald Award
Jerry Evans - Endurance Award
Philippa Jones - Milestone Award

Big congrats to all the winners and all of the nominees!! 

Don Foulds: Flowers
June 14 - July 21, 2019

"Flowers by Don Foulds", an exhibition of ceramic tiles and painted sculptural reliefs, will be shown at the Memorial University Botanical Gardens, St. John's, June 14 to July 21, open daily 10:00am to 5:00pm. 

The Leyton Gallery Presents: Signs of Summer
June 15 - August 18, 2019

Including work by: Jack Botsford, Michael Connolly, Malin Enström, Marcus Gosse, Peter Jackson, Bonnie Leyton, John MacCallum, Virginia Mak, Sue Miller, Lisa Moore, Michael Pittman, Andrea Pottyondy, Anita Singh, Louise Sutton, Anastasia Tiller, Frances Vardy Reddy, Margaret Ryall, April White, And Introducing Chris Batten.

Signs of Summer presents works in painting, ceramics, hooked rugs, printmaking and photography. The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art is located at 6 Clift's - Baird's Cove off Water Street. 
Call for Proposals
Deadline: June 28, 2019

Clean St. John’s and The City of St. John’s are seeking visual artists to design and create innovative painted art for traffic boxes.  These boxes are the green metal boxes at intersections throughout the City that control the operation of the traffic signals. The selected artists will receive an honorarium of $500.00 to cover fees and supplies. Paint will be provided.
Proposals should include: Artwork concept description with rough sketch of the design, 3 images of past painted work, artist bio, artist website link if available, and complete contact information including email address, mailing address and phone number.
Proposals must be received by June 28, 2019. Apply by email to or  by mail to Clean St. John’s, 10 New Gower Street, PO Box 908, St. John’s ,  NL, A1C 5M2. Attention, Karen Hickman.

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

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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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