July 13, 2018

Hazel Eckert's exhibition Over Time is a product of The Room's Elbow Room Residency Program, an opportunity that boasts a private studio, dedicated staff support, and the ability to create work for a specific gallery space. However, the advantage perhaps the most important to Eckert was the focused, temporal, and intensive nature of this program, in which artists produce a body of work in a three-month studio window. This natu...

June 13, 2018

 A Place of Silence

Mike Gough is a painter currently based in St. John's. His minimal, mixed media work explores the ephemerality of love and relationships and the consistency of landscape and the natural world.

What does an average day in the studio look like? Do you have a set routine, a preferred time to work, or anything that helps you get in the zone?

I’ve always been an artist who works at night.  It’s a time when I feel m...

March 16, 2018

          Visual Artists Newfoundland & Labrador (VANL-CARFAC) organizes the annual Excellence in Visual Arts Awards. Started in 2006, the EVA Awards support and celebrate the successes of visual artists in the province.

          This year, their 13th year running, the award categories have been thoughtfully reworked to reflect the current artistic community and better serve the artists who apply. The five...

October 14, 2017

Bonavista based artist Jane Walker speaks about her current exhibition, her time in Glasgow, and her exciting collaborative project! 

In your practice, you use unusual materials in a traditional technique. What draws you to steel wool as a rug hooking material, and what is the significance of it for you? Are you drawn to any other unusual materials?

When I think about the history of rug hooking -- as a textile practice that come...

August 30, 2017

St. John's based artists Pepa Chan, Kailey Bryan, and Mimi Stockland collaborated on a large-scale installation titled Grass in the Sky, a project also curated by Pepa Chan. The trio breathed new life into an abandoned Port Union home by filling it with toys, textiles, interactive sculpture, and video work.

From the exterior plush toys fastened to the building's yellow siding to the to the dismembered dolls peeking out of the s...

August 23, 2017

View from the Fisher's Loft Conference Centre in Port Rexton 

The Bonavista Biennale opened on August 17th, and we attended the launch this past weekend. This festival, which is on until September 17th, features acclaimed contemporary Canadian artists with programming impressively integrated into the Bonavista Peninsula. Our itinerary was jam packed as we cruised along the Discovery Trail soaking in art and the stunning landsca...

May 12, 2017

When I was 15, I decided I was an Artist with a capital A. Art was no longer an elective I was taking to survive the monotony of school or something I filled notebooks with, keeping them stacked and hidden in my closet. It became the focal point of my future. The realization that I was capable of pursuing a career in the arts transformed my life, but I did not come to this realization on my own.

As I moved from middle school to...

March 31, 2017

 Your work could be here! Photo: Eastern Edge Gallery 

If you have an idea for an incredible exhibition and just need a gallery willing to hear it, you are in the right place! Here is a (non-comprehensive) list of artist-run centres and galleries throughout Atlantic Canada currently accepting proposals and submissions. 

Know a gallery in Atlantic Canada that is currently accepting submissions that is not on this l...

February 7, 2017

         

          Eastern Edge Gallery's rOGUE exhibition space is currently displaying Adhesive Love, a compelling body of work by local artist and activist Alex Noel.

          The walls of the cozy gallery space are peppered with small, intriguing paintings, which alternate between depicting unclear greyscale forms and pale pink fields punctured by magenta and teal.  The brushstrokes...

November 30, 2016

The words dirt bike, silk scarves, and floral designs aren’t often used together in a sentence. However, it’d be impossible to describe The Dayroom’s exhibition Hungry Valley without doing so. Sarah Burwash’s small and detail packed watercolours cause the viewer to question exactly why dirt bikes and feminine motifs are considered an unusual combination. 

Hanging on the gallery walls are small watercolour works sitting in clean...

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