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Current Issue: FALL 2014

The Community Issue: On newsstands September 15

Hangama Amiri’s love of place

Mathieu Leger’s cultural detritus

Artist Pages by Jerry Ropson

Oh, Canada’s exploration of nationalism

 

Constructing home: Pam Hall's "Housework(s)"

Constructing home: Pam Hall’s “Housework(s)”

A house, whether it is built of bricks, stones, clay or paper, is always more than the materials that make it. In her recent exhibition Housework(s) (at The Rooms gallery in St. John’s.), Pam Hall explores the essence...
Q & A: Visual Arts News Featured Fall artist

Q & A: Visual Arts News Featured Fall artist

A maker of stories and collector curious things, Jerry Ropson strings together tiny histories that explore the ties between people, place and identity. We feature Ropson's work in our fall issue of the magazine.
Framing nature

Framing nature

Like snapshots of ephemeral performances and land art pieces, or installation shots which end up being re-presented in their own installative environments, Greenshaw captures in her work exemplary paradoxes.
The marks left behind

The marks left behind

For more than 20 years, Denise Hawrysio has continuously pushed the boundaries of printmaking, shifting traditional printmaking techniques into the realm of contemporary art while reflecting modern realities. Hawrysio removes the walls between her studio and the outside...
Exhibition Listings
Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art

Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art

Six Canadian artists who merge the material and conceptual approaches of craft and art.

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Seeing Lucy Jarvis: The Early Years

Seeing Lucy Jarvis: The Early Years

Discover the lively, charismatic and passionate personality of Lucy Jarvis through early paintings, sketchbooks, and ephemera. As one of the founders of the UNB Art Centre, Jarvis holds a special place in the heart of New Brunswick for her great talent, love of people and painting and for her quirky and unforgettable personality that influenced many lives.

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Susan Jardine

Susan Jardine

Susan works with acrylics, watercolours, pastels and mixed media.

Doing Our Own Thing: Back-to-the-Land in Eastern Canada during the 1970s

Doing Our Own Thing: Back-to-the-Land in Eastern Canada during the 1970s

This exhibition looks to the utopian imagination of the back-to-the-land movement, considering both its ambitions and its failures to see what we might recuperate from this history, almost forty years later. The exhibition consists of documentary photographs of back-to-the-land families from western Cape Breton Island that were taken during throughout the 1970s by George Thomas, a reading room housing The Whole Earth Catalog Library and a sculptural installation by Cape Breton-born artist and second-generation back-to-the-lander, Fenn Martin.

Co-presented by Cape Breton University Art Gallery (Sydney, NS) and Confederation Centre of the Arts (Charlottetown, PEI).

Oh, Canada - Contemporary Art from North North America

Oh, Canada – Contemporary Art from North North America

Curated by Denise Markonish of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Oh, Canada, the acclaimed landmark survey of Canadian contemporary art is coming to venues across the Maritimes, including the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, Galerie Sans Nom, and Owens Art Gallery.

 

Seven Flowers That Shaped Our World

Seven Flowers That Shaped Our World

HouseWork(s)

HouseWork(s)

Newfoundland artist Pam Hall’s creative and social engagement with community is a long-standing and significant part of her artistic practice. She invites members of the non-art community to be creative collaborators – among these, a medical school, a fish processing plant and a small rural parish hall. The house – with all of its physical, emotional, cultural, social and gendered connotations – is the broad theme of this exhibition. The works displayed and those performed create the union of Hall’s solitary and collaborative practices with the active reception of the gallery audience.

 

This Anne Place: Anne of Green Gables as Idea, Book, and Musical

This Anne Place: Anne of Green Gables as Idea, Book, and Musical

A 50th anniversary exhibition that celebrates the generative genius of L.M. Montgomery, her novel Anne of Green Gables, and the golden 50th season of the Confederation Centre’s beloved Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™.

Guest curated by Dr. Elizabeth R. Epperly and organized by Confederation Centre Art Gallery

Summer Artist-in-Residence Exhibition Series

Summer Artist-in-Residence Exhibition Series

Artist – in – Residence Exhibition Series

Julie Beugin (DE)

Denise Hawrysio (UK)

Margret Hoppe (DE)

Lisa Steele + Kim Tomczak (ON)

Seripop (Yannick Desranleau + Chloe Lum) (QC)

 

Plexus

Plexus

Daniell’s 8 x 40’ long installation is comprised of sculptural units ranging in size from 2” to 8’. The sculptures are based on individual natural elements such as plankton, diatoms, spores and roots and function as contemporary hieroglyphics charting elements and processes observed in the natural environment.

Inuit Ullumi: Inuit Today

Inuit Ullumi: Inuit Today

For almost fifty years, TD Bank Group has been collecting Canadian art. In the mid-1960s, the bank began collecting contemporary artwork for spaces in the new Mies van der Rohe-designed Toronto Dominion Centre in Toronto. Around the same time, TD initiated a remarkable collection of Inuit art in honour of Canada’s Centennial in 1967. Inuit Ullumi: Inuit Today highlights how these two distinct collections have begun to coalesce, creating a unique dialogue about place, identity, diversity, and history.

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Peacework

Peacework

Marking the 100th anniversary of WW1, the NS Designer Crafts Council members created works exploring the concept and meaning of “peace”.

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