Emily Jan: The World is Bound by Secret Knots January 11 - February 15, 2019
The World is Bound by Secret Knots is a series of ten life-sized sculptural works made of textiles, found objects, and second-hand silk flowers and greenery, which depict hybrid creatures assembled from Emily Jan’s experiences on a three-week residency in the Peruvian Amazon in 2015.
Emily Jan is a Montréal-based artist and writer. As a sculptor, she creates intricately crafted, hyper-realistic installations of found objects inhabited by flora and fauna that is hand-made out of wool, reed, cloth, silicone and resin. These environments, like enterable museum dioramas, mix elements of high culture with low culture, science with mythology, and history with current affairs. The creatures, wondrous and monstrous by turns, feel real but are entirely handmade. They are not taxidermy, but are emotionally believable to the point where they are often mistaken as such.
Benjy Kean: Not as lost as you think January 11 - February 15, 2019
Not as lost as you think is a showing of work by Benjy Kean, including paintings, sculpture, and two murals painted directly on the gallery walls. The works explore ideas of personal growth through the use of humour and play.
Benjy Kean is an artist living and working in Newfoundland. His work takes many forms including large scale murals, paintings, sculpture, music, and video work. Kean recently completed a mural inside the new Bad Bones Ramen location in downtown St. John’s.
An interview with Benjy about his work can be found here.
Events and Opportunities
ArtsNL Arts Awards: Call for Nominations Deadline: January 31, 2019
The ArtsNL Arts Awards show and gala honours the accomplishments of Newfoundland and Labrador’s artists. Nominations for the Arts Awards are submitted by the arts community, arts organizations and the general public. Members of Council vote by secret ballot to select the finalists and winners. Members of the public can submit one nomination in each of the following six categories: Artist of the Year, Artist's Achievement, Arts in Education, Emerging Artist, Hall of Honour, Patron of the Arts.
Newfoundland Quarterly: Call for writing and visual art submissions Deadline: February 1, 2019
NQ and NQonline.ca are seeking creative non-fiction, personal essays, articles, fiction, poetry, and visual art and illustration. We are looking for work related to our Spring issue theme, “arrival”, and also on general topics related to NL life, culture, and arts.
We are looking for submissions from both established authors and artists and new voices. Work must be previously unpublished. In general, it’s easier for us to place submissions between 700-1200 words. Longer works will be considered, but we publish fewer long articles.
For more information about how to submit work, visit the NQ website here.
Cultural Sector Labour Market Information (LMI) Survey
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Artists! Cultural Workers! The Cultural Human Resources Council and The Conference Board of Canada are interested in hearing your voice as a part of the Canadian Cultural sector's labour force. The results of this survey will guide much of Canada Council's funding and strategic investments. The survey can be completed in 10-15 minutes and can be found here.
Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles February 7th, 8pm at Eastern Edge Gallery
Please join us in celebrating the launch of Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles, at Eastern Edge, February 7th, 8:00 pm. Hosted by Elisabeth de Mariaffi, featuring Mom's Jam Tarts, with Musical Guests Kira Sheppard & Jake Nicoll.
Free Event | All Welcome | Food Bank Donations Accepted
Image: Work in progress for “Philippa Jones: Suspended” (2018). Image courtesy of the artist.
Winter Exhibitions at The Rooms Opening Reception Friday February 8, 7:30pm
Please join us as we celebrate our new art exhibitions. This event is free to attend, all are welcome.
AT FULL TILT: COLETTE URBAN IN WESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND
This exhibition celebrates the legacy of western Newfoundland-based artist Colette Urban (1952-2013), exploring her distinct and inspiring way of living and becoming through her art.
PHILIPPA JONES: SUSPENDED
An immersive installation reflecting on ideas of loss, mourning and mortality.
PEPA CHAN: BRUSH
Sometimes the smallest things can awaken a memory which refuses to be forgotten.
MOHAU MODISAKENG: PASSAGE
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.
THE MUSEUM OF LONGING AND FAILURE: MOLAF XX
Generating new perspectives on institutional mandates of collecting.
MANFRED BUCHHEIT: CORNERS
Documenting changing St. John’s streets since 1977.
NELSON WHITE: EYMY'TIEK (WE ARE HERE)
Presented in collaboration with Eastern Edge Gallery/ Inagural Indigenous Artist in Residence. Indigenous culture on its own terms.
Call for proposals: St. John's Arts and Culture Centre Piano
Deadline: February 27, 2019
Business and Arts NL’s #ComePlayWithMe Public Piano Program are currently seeking submissions from artists interested in designing and painting the new piano sponsored by Penney Auto Group for the St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre. To read the full call for proposals see the Business and Arts NL website here.
If you are interested in designing the Penney Auto/AC&C piano, please submit the following components no later than Wednesday, February 27, 2019.
- 100-200 word biography
- At least 5 jpegs of past work
- Brief description of your design concept for the piano
Please send submissions to: email@example.com
Artist Residency Call for Applications Deadline: February 28, 2019
Union House Arts (UHA) is a new community artspace committed to supporting work being produced by artists and craftspeople through place-specific dialogues and collaborative programming in Port Union, NL.
UHA is currently accepting applications for its inaugural Artist-in-Residence program, which will provide studio space and additional professional support for two artists during the 2019 season. For more information please visit unionhousearts.ca/residency
Application deadline: February 28, 2019
ArtsNL Professional Project Grants
Deadline: March 15, 2019
The Professional Project Grants Program is available to professional artists and professional arts groups creating and/or presenting works of art in the disciplines of dance, film, music, multidisciplinary arts, theatre, visual arts, or writing. Grants support project costs related to creation, production, administration, travel, professional development, etc.
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!