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


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Marigold Santos
MIRROR/MOTHER (fragments)
Marigold Santos | night watch / white wood | acrylic on linen | 30" x 30" | 2016
May 27 - July 6 2016

MIRROR/MOTHER (fragments) explores self-hood as an experience of shifting identities and realities. Works of drawing, film and installation renegotiate the artist's lived experience of migration and movement between cultures and tradition into meaningful fragments of personal myth, narrative and folklore. In MIRROR/MOTHER (fragments) Santos furthers her investigation of colonial narrative, visibility, and empowerment alive with fantastical and otherworldly imagery. The artist draws on material and evolving ideas from two previous bodies of work: BLACK MIRROR, a series focusing on dualities and binaries and INVISIBLE MOTHER, a series of work challenging conceptual roles of light and dark through portrayals of women in folklore and beyond. MIRROR/MOTHER (fragments) re-combines these histories and ideas and speaks to multifariousness by providing new paths by which to follow and deviate.

Marigold Santos pursues an inter-disciplinary art practice involving drawn, painted, and printed works, sculpture, animation, and sound. She holds a BFA with Honours from the University of Calgary (2007), and an MFA from Concordia University in Montréal (2011). As a recipient of numerous awards and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, she exhibits widely across Canada, and divides her place of residence and practice between Calgary and Montreal.

MIRROR/MOTHER (fragments) features an original essay by Toronto-based scholar, 
educator and artist Marissa Largo entitled Supernatural Entanglements and the Politics of Visibility. Commissioned by Eastern Edge Gallery. 

Click here to read the essay.

Marissa Largo is an educator, artist, and PhD candidate in the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She holds a Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her PhD project, Unsettling Imaginaries: The Decolonial Diaspora Aesthetic of Four Contemporary Filipino/a Visual Artists in Canada (in which Marigold Santos is one of the four artists). Marissa is co-editor of the forthcoming book, Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos/as and Canadian Imaginaries (Northwestern Universty Press, 2017). She resides in Toronto with her partner, Sean and their two children, Carlo and Lorena.

rOGUE Gallery
Anuta Skrypnychenko
The Mermaids Project
Anuta Skrypnychenko | Blue Mermaid | ceramics, stoneware clay, glazed | 2015

May 27 - June 11 2016

The Mermaids Project is an ongoing series of ceramics that explore our dichotomous relationship to the ocean through the mythical figure of the mermaid. In this work, Skrypnychenko re-figures the ancient archetype as a present-day protector of her domain. Disturbed by political conflicts at sea and poisoned by offshore mining for oil and minerals, the enigmatic and beautiful figure is provoked to become a warrior.

Myths about the hybrid of woman and fish exist in many cultures. Mermaids are fascinating and dangerous, beautiful and monstrous. How might their mystery and meaning shift as we move towards the ability to map every inch of the ocean floor? Skrypnychenko's figures pose questions about how we find space for myth in our lives, and honour the ocean as a powerful unknown.

Anuta Skrypnychenko lives in Toronto where she is pursuing a post-graduate degree in Design Strategy at the Institute without Boundaries (IwB). The focus of her work and studies at the IwB is Iveragh Peninsula, a coastal region in Ireland located in County Kerry. Currently she is working on a system of walking, cycling and paddling maps and a guidebook for the Skellig Kerry Ways and Iveragh Peninsula.

Originally from Kyiv, Ukraine,Skrypnychenko moved to Canada in 2004. She holds a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from the University of Guelph (2010). She has exhibited work at the Art Metropole, XPACE, Gallery 44, AGO, Cambridge Galleries, Toronto Urban Film Festival, Galerie Les Territoires and at the Museum of Photography Thessaloniki.



Friday June 10 7pm-midnight
Eastern Edge Gallery

Come hear loud stupid punk rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
These bands have been practicing for a month and want to hurt your ears real bad!!!!!!!!!


Here’s what happened:

1. Potluck at the Eastern Edge – put your name in a hat. Names are drawn at random for your future dream punk band.

2. Learn your instrument and/or teach ppl how to play, google punk, learn 2 covers and write 1 original.

3. Play a shitty punk show and cry cuz you’re so proud of your Mom shredding on the guitar

“BAND OFF for the queers, the femmes, the butchies, the dudes, and the norms. An invitation for all the people who’ve never felt encouraged to pick up an instrument or play loud music to be in a punk band and play a real show. No experience necessary. Presented by renee sharpe and unpossible nl”


Photo by Penelope Smart
Follow HOLD FAST Contemporary Arts Festival
August 18-21 2016

As part of ongoing updates to our website, Eastern Edge Gallery is compiling a complete list of past board members. If you notice a name missing from our list, please contact us: Thank you to Matthew Hollett for providing web support.

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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!
Don Wright Scholarship Exhibition at St. Michael's Printshop.

New work by most recent Don Wright Scholar, Jesse Wardell, at St. Michael's Printshop. 

Jesse Wardell (b.1993) is a visual artist from Mount Albert, ON, a small town north of Toronto. In 2015, she received her BFA honours from Queen's University in Kingston, ON. Wardell works primarily in print and sculpture, and has been involved in a variety of student and professionally run gallery in both Ontario and Newfoundland. She is currently the Don Wright Scholar at St. Michael's Printshop in St. John's, NL. 

Wardell has exhibited at a variety of arts spaces, including the Tett Centre from Creativity and Learning.
St. John's Art Space Forum

Wednesday, June 15 6-9 pm
Foran Room St. John's City Hall

Calling all artists!

There are several projects coming soon to St. John's that are aimed at providing rehearsal, studio, and performance space to artists. The new home of the St. John's Farmers' Market will have significant amounts of rental space available, as will the Cochrane Community Outreach and Performance Centre, which is transforming the annex building at Cochrane St. United Church into a mix of supportive housing, flexible space, and rental studios. 

Happy City will be helping facilitate a joint meeting for these two organizations, who both want to hear from the local arts community about how to make the best use of these exciting spaces!

Come hear a bit about the projects, and tell the organizers what you'd like to see happen, what you'd need from a space, and how much would be a fair price to charge for it.

Scene and Heard Film Industry Conference

Crash Course in Animation
with Claire Blanchet
Friday, June 17 2:00 - 4:00pm
NIFCO (40 Kings Road)

A hands-on, in-depth introduction to animating, this workshop is intended for anyone interested in bringing illustrations, images and objects to life!

Exploration & Representation: Storytelling with Animation
with Claire Blanchet and Wanda Nolan
Saturday, June 18  1:30-3:00pm 
NIFCO (40 Kings Road) 

A discussion about how animation allows a storyteller to explore new territory — even dark, difficult territory — in unlimited and entirely unexpected ways.

Gaming the Narrative: Telling Stories Through Games
With Linda Nguyen (Ubisoft Montreal , Pixelles Game Writing Inbucator) and Meagan Byrne (Wanisinowin | Lost), moderated by Claire Blanchet
Saturday, June 18 3:30-5:00pm
NIFCO (40 Kings Road)

A panel on how stories work in games, what gaming adds to a narrative and how gaming is allowing us to share stories and even share cultures.

Click here for full Scene and Heard Film Industry Conference schedule and to buy tickets

Bonavista North Museum & Gallery

The gallery is now accepting applications from artists interested in showing their work at Wesleyville this summer: July & August 2016. Please send your CV and digital photographs/descriptions of the work to be shown to Bonavista North Museum & Gallery at
This exhibition opportunity comes with a $500 artist's fee and is marketed by the BNM&G. Work may or may not be for sale.  The BNM&G takes a 15% commission on sales.  Reception costs also covered by gallery. Accomodation in Wesleyville provided if required. Please see for more information, or call Janet Davis at work: 709-536-2533.

Living Arts Centre
Program Coordinator - Artist Residency and Exhibition Program
Permanent Position

Serving as an important resource for the arts, education and business, The Living Arts Centre is a not-for-profit corporation with for profit elements. The Centre’s mission statement is ‘Arts for Life’. Featuring over 225,000 square feet of multiple performance venues, studio spaces and exhibition display areas its three theatres host a range of arts, cultural and entertainment events. The Centre’s seven craft/arts studios house professional Resident Artists and also feature educational classes for all ages. The meeting and conference rooms are utilized by community organizations and businesses for a variety of events and meetings. These are complemented by a restaurant and catering services. The Centre proudly serves as the performance outlet for many Mississauga arts organizations and community cultural groups.

The Centre is seeking a creative, flexible, and talented individual to coordinate the Resident Artist and Exhibitions program as part of the Centre’s Studio Arts, Education and Outreach department. Studio programming at the Centre includes professionally equipped glass, wood, textiles & jewellery, ceramic, sculpture, flameworking, photography, painting and drawing and dance studios in which it’s Resident Artists, School Workshops, Camps, Community Courses and Specialty programs operate. Studio Arts also provides an exhibition program in its Gallery and public spaces, which supports programming and gives opportunity to regional and emerging artists.

Reporting to the Director, Studio Arts, Education and Outreach this position will:

Coordinate and administer the Resident Artist Program; liase with post secondary institutions, community arts organizations, special interest groups and artists to maintain and develop Resident Artist participation, professional development and opportunities for exhibition; curate and coordinate an annual exhibition schedule within the gallery and the Centres public spaces; coordinate gallery openings and Art Battle events; interview, train and oversee gallery volunteers; prepare, monitor and operate within an approved annual budget; prepare copy for marketing materials working with the marketing department to promote programs; facilitate corporate commissions; maintain and build new partnerships; administer calls for submission; document and evaluate programs to ensure quality and safety standards are met; represent the Centre at special events; and perform other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • University degree or College diploma in Visual Arts, Arts administration, Curatorial Studies, Arts Education or a related discipline
  • Two-three years’ prior experience working in a public art gallery / museum or related cultural institution
  • Experience working with artists and community organizations
  • Experience administering, curating and installing exhibitions
  • Experience with event planning and facilitation
  • Familiar with studio environments and diversity of fine art and craft techniques
  • In-depth knowledge of contemporary art practice
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, reporting, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attuned to the human relations of working in a team environment
  • Must be flexible and capable of multi-tasking
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Experience working with volunteers is an asset
  • First Aid, CPR and WHIMIS Training are an asset

This is a full time permanent position requiring the successful candidate to work some flexible days, weekends and holidays. Employment offer is conditional upon receipt of a Criminal Records Search, Vulnerable Sector Screening.

All applicants must submit an electronic cover letter and resume to Living Arts Centre; email: by June 12, 2016.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Living Arts Centre is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates in accordance with the 
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, we ask you to please inform Living Arts Centre staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

Call for Proposals: 2017/18 Programming
White Water Gallery, North Bay

White Water Gallery (WWG) is seeking proposals from artists working in all media for the 2017/18 programming season. 2017 is our 40th anniversary, so we especially welcome proposals for work that reflects on or engages with themes, issues, or artistic work from the heyday of social movement activity in the 1970s.

Deadline: June 30, 2016

WWG is dedicated to presenting work by contemporary artists working in or across a variety of disciplines. The gallery strives to present experimental, alternative and/or critically engaged art that is relevant to diverse cultures and "wicked problems." The gallery welcomes submissions from individual artists, curators, and collectives, with new or existing exhibition proposals.

We also encourage initiatives that seek to expand our programming beyond the gallery space, and welcome proposals for site-specific projects.

The Gallery Space

White Water is an open concept gallery with a storefront window right on Main Street.

The exhibition space is about 1000 square feet in total (including the front entry area [20 x 15 = 300 sq ft] and the main area [35 x 20 = 700 sq ft]). The tin ceilings are about 14 feet high, and there is a drywall lip at 10 feet high.

This image was taken from the WWG storefront, during the process of installing the Point of No Return Collective show (2015).


Please select visual support material mindfully, as committee members have limited time to consider each proposal. Images should be labeled numerically with the artist’s name (01_name.jpg, 02_name.jpg, etc.). Your Support Material List should include title of work, date created, medium, and dimensions.

Video documentation should either be uploaded to a site such as Youtube or Vimeo and linked in the application, or included on a USB or DVD. Regardless of duration, please include full videos. Due to time constraints, the selections committee may only view up to 5 minutes of each video. Please note the clip you would prefer the jury view by including time marks in the documentation list.

White Water Gallery will accept mailed submissions, but we prefer those submitted by email to:

Programming Process

Proposals are judged on artistic merit and project viability, as well as in relation to White Water Gallery’s mandate and programming focus.

All submissions to the Annual Call are vetted by a Programming Committee composed of: the Director, 5 working artists or curators from the region, and 1 invited artist or curator from outside of North Bay. Based on this jury's decisions, and taking budgetary and scheduling constraints into consideration, the Director makes final decisions in selecting each exhibition.

Please allow approximately 3 months after the deadline for the White Water Gallery jury to consider submissions.

NOTE: Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis, and those received after the post-marked deadline will be held over until the next review.


Established in 1974 and incorporated in 1977, the White Water Gallery has played a leading role in the promotion and dissemination of contemporary art and culture, both locally and nationally. As a not-for-profit Artist-Run Centre, the Gallery aims to facilitate a diverse range of artistic programming.

Exhibition Fees

The White Water Gallery is considered a Category 1 gallery and is classified as a small space by Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective (CARCC). We pay full artist fees in accordance with this designation and the CARCC guidelines. The current fee for a solo exhibition is $1,900, which does not include fees paid for additional activities that may be scheduled such as artist talks, panel discussions, or screenings. We also attempt to offset costs related to shipping, travel and accommodations, and encourage artists to apply for travel bursaries and/or exhibition assistance to cover any additional costs.

Find out more about CARCC's fee schedule for artists:

If you have any questions regarding submissions, please contact:
Serena Kataoka, Director

p: 705-476-2444


Call for Applications - Entrée
Bergen, Norway

Entrée is inviting two artists to exhibit (duo-show) during the spring of 2017(TBA). Entrée offers each exhibiting artist a fee of 5 000 NOK, plus travel and accommodation.

Entrée covers installation costs, printing of signage, postcards, promotional material and transportation one way. 

Application Deadline July 2nd, 2016 - APPLY NOW

Entrée in Bergen, Norway (est. 2009); is a non-profit, independent gallery devoted to commissioning new works and promoting young international artists, in addition to initiating public art projects and collaborations.

Entrée recently has an especially tall ceiling and enormous window confronting the public space right at the heart of the city of Bergen.

Call for Applications - Fabrikken

Fabrikken is offering the opportunity for two artists from Copenhagen to exhibit in their 1000sqmr factory hall.

Selected artists will be given the option to exhibit apart or together in the space, to exhibit in a portion of the hall or in the entire hall, to install for a short or long period of time.

Each artist will be allocated 5000 kr to be spent on wall construction (built by onsite techinicians) and the area used per day. Click this link to see the entire calculator with details.

In addition each artist will receive 9000kr in production fees, 750kr in fees to employ a writer for an exhibition text. More..

Application Deadline June 28nd - APPLY NOW

FABRIKKEN / The Factory of Art and Design is a production and resource center in Copenhagen, where professional artists and designers work in more than 50 studios and the cathedral-like factory hall. 

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