It's that time of year again... Spring Cleaning at Eastern Edge!
Every year, the gallery has a brief pause in our programming in order to prepare the space for another incredible year ahead. Our Spring cleaning has been very successful so far this year, and we cannot wait to share these exciting new changes with you in the next few weeks!!
Events & Opportunities
Eastern Edge Gallery is excited to present three new Calls for Submissions
Residencies will take place in Eastern Edge Gallery's new expansion, EE Studios. Previously Harbourside Studios, and more recently Sooley Designs, this new space will allow Eastern Edge to further cultivate and encourage contemporary art practices in downtown St. John's. EE Studios will include both creation- and research- based artist residencies selected from a national call for submissions. We encourage the local arts community not only to share, but to apply for these new opportunities so we may support one another through our artistic endeavours.
Eastern Edge is also seeking local, national, and international artists and art groups to apply for HOLD FAST Contemporary Arts Festival 2019. Now entering its 20th year, HOLD FAST provides opportunities for established works to expand into our communities through a residency program, workshops, artist talks, and culminates in a performance/installation based Art Crawl event. We hope to see proposals with engaging artistic practices that challenge or explore the ways in which art can make an impact.
Coffee & Culture - Mohau Modisakeng
Thursday, March 21st from 2:30 - 3:30 pm
First presented at the South African Pavilion during the 2017 Venice Biennale, this three-channel video is a meditation on slavery's dismemberment of African identity. Each video portrays an individual whose boat is slowly sinking as they offer no resistance. It is a poetic confrontation of slavery's erasure of personal histories and the expendability of life. Although rooted in the history of colonialism in South Africa, the work resonates with Newfoundland's little-known connection to the slave trade. Low grade salt cod was exported in the 1800s to feed slaves, indentured labourers and, later, free workers in the Caribbean.
This program is included with general admission. Free for Rooms members. Visit https://therooms.ca for more information.
IMAGE: Mohau Modisakeng. Still from "Passage" (2017).
Digital film projection. Image courtesy of the artist.
Out of Earshot 2019 Artist submissions are open now until March 22! We accept all disciplines.
Out of Earshot is a non-profit, community-based festival in St. John’s, NL dedicated to showcasing DIY and emerging Canadian bands and artists. As a festival we aim to create supportive spaces for the performance and appreciation of multiple art forms.
Out of Earshot prioritizes bands and artists who demonstrate inclusive politics in their respective communities.
St. Michael's Printshop Open Studio Night
Thursday March 27 from 6-9pm
Do you have a woodcut, linocut or etching plate you've been meaning to finish, but can't find the right time? Or maybe you just want to experiment with printmaking materials and just see what happens.
Come to a drop-in work session at the Printshop next Wednesday, March 27th from 6 to 9 pm. Sketch, stencil, carve, etch, play with paper, collage, or do some design work on your laptop. You can also get inspired by browsing our library. Bring your projects, your ideas and your friends. The event will be hosted by Mimi Stockland.
Eastern Owl Album Release w/ opening act John
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
First Light Centre for Performance & Creativity is proud to present the upcoming album release of Qama'si - the sophomore album by St. John’s based All Nations Indigenous Folk band, Eastern Owl!
The Mi’kmaq word “qama’si” translates to “stand up” in English.
Eastern Owl will be joined on stage by some of the guest musicians who performed on the album including throat singer Tama Fost, soloist Kassidy Lush, and instrumentalists Kelly McMichael, Sarah Harris, Denise Lear, Darren Browne and Maggie Burton. Chris Donnelly will also be joining the band on a few songs! Opening set by local band John.
Qama'si album art is by Jerry Evans, photography by Jennie Williams and layout and design by Krista Power. This album was made possible thanks to the financial support of Arts NL and the Bruneau Centre for Choral Music.
Hey Class of 2019...are you ready to graduate??
Dream up your best PROM themed outfit and come dance the night away!
Saturday, March 30th at 10 pm
Music by THE INTERGALACTIC ORCHESTRA & CATALINA REAPERS
Hosted by RENEE SHARPE
THE INTERGALACTIC ORCHESTRA is:
Sarah Harris/ Amelia Harris/ Jack Etchegary/ Peter Lannon/ Leslie Amminson/ Liam Wight/ Adam Engram/ Emily Finch/ Hannah Boone/ Braden Howse
CATALINA REAPERS is:
Mark Bragg/ Bill Haynes/ Josh Ward/ Chris Donnelly
Photobooth will be happening from 10pm-Midnight so get there early!
Tickets are $15 (cash only) and AVAILABLE NOW AT MODEL CITIZENS!
(183 Duckworth Street, by the War Memorial)
Lawnya Vawnya is an exposition of art and culture in downtown St. John's. The ninth edition of the festival will take place May 22-25, 2019. Check out www.lawnyavawnya.com for more details (festival lineup coming soon)!
*Lawnya Vawnya is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated. All are welcome!*
John MacCallum: Pop-Up Show
Arts and Culture Centre Opening Reception Friday April 5, 7pm
John MacCallum is having a pop-up exhibition of recent work in the old Provincial Art Gallery, at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John's, showing through April 4, 5, & 6. The exhibition will be accessible during the ACCs open hours. John is willing to provide transportation to the opening reception for anyone interested in attending but unable to get there, you can contact him at 709-728-0902 or email@example.com
Art in the Open is seeking artist proposals for our 2019 festival.
Art in the Open is inviting local, regional and national artists to submit their artistic proposals for the annual summer festival. The festival’s main event will take place from 4pm until midnight on August 24th, 2019. The festival is looking for unique submissions that will transform downtown Charlottetown’s green spaces into magical, memorable, creative spaces that will be shared by all members of the community.
Festival locations will include Rochford Square, Government Pond, Connaught Square, the Confederation Centre plaza, Victoria Row and Victoria Park.
Submissions should be new, innovative, and represent excellence in your field of art. Deadline for submission is April 5, 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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 15TH 2019, 5 P.M.
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 looking for instructors willing to introduce new and advanced practices to our community of makers, from national and international sources.
Are you using innovative technologies and groundbreaking design in your craft production? Have you developed forward-thinking marketing strategies to sell your work? Do you value experimentation in your use of material, style and technique?
Become an instructor at Craft @ the Edge: A Handmade Future by proposing your idea for a creative workshop.
Grounded in Craft: Opportunity for Exhibition
Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Gallery Deadline: June 1st, 2019
Grounded in Craft will discuss the personal connection as relates to memory with indigenous and garden plants of Newfoundland and Labrador. Memories will be personal to the maker as will be their interpretation of the remembrance through botanical imagery, materials and/or colorants. As with life, all memories may not be pleasant. Artists will be chosen based on their current studio practice as it relates to botanical imagery, the decorative arts and/or use of botanicals as materials or colourants. Participating artists must be members of the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador or the Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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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!