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In This Place: The lasting impact of Nova Scotia’s first exhibition of Black artists’ work

Our research intern revisits a powerful 1990s exhibition and asks why we're not seeing more Black artists in galleries

Why In this Place was a groundbreaking exhibition for Black artists in Nova Scotia

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Looking back, Looking forward

Get to know our new research intern

Meet Visual Arts News' new research intern, who's going to be trawling through our archives revisiting all the stories we've told about the visual arts scene in Atlantic Canada over the past 40 years.

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Walking With Our Sisters pays homage to missing and murdered Indigenous women

Community members commemorate each individual life lost: "They are sisters, mothers, aunties, daughters, cousins, grandmothers, wives and partners. They have been cared for, they have been loved, they are missing and they are not forgotten."

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Exploring the landscape with Samuel Thulin’s “situated composition”

Samuel Thulin employs granular synthesis to create a sound art piece for Songlines

For me, sound and landscape go hand in hand. We travel through life being highly influenced by the sounds in our environment. Although hearing is not at the highest point of the sensual hierarchy, the sensuous space of sound is a powerful knowledge position to work from. Sound is used in medicine to determine the...

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Flotsam by Christopher Boyne

Christopher Boyne blurs lines between ‘artist’ and ‘non artist’ actors

Songlines’ resident artist explores an intimate relationship with the ocean

Christopher Boyne’s practice often revolves around maritime life and the sea. Born and raised on the east coast of Nova Scotia, his relationship with the ocean is intimate.

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Works by Marie-Line Leblanc and Sara Dignard

Tracing the gestures: Marie-Line Leblanc and Sara Dignard find everyday wonder on the Magdalen Islands

Songlines’ resident artists conduct a ‘geopoetic survey’ of local knowledge

Marie-Line Leblanc and Sara Dignard were to deny the Google Maps or other formal ways of mapping the area and seek the unwritten in the unexpected.

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Disappearing Terrain

Rilla Marshall maps our lost landscapes

There’s a soft delicacy in the works that comprise Rilla Marshall’s Liminal Project, which makes the realization of its decidedly uncomfortable subject matter all the more jarring and arresting.

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Q + A: Jordan Bennett

Mi’kmaq artist bringing traditional Beothuk and Mi’kmaq art into contemporary discourse

Visual Arts News was excited to feature the work of artist Jordan Bennett in our Fall 2015 issue. In this online installation of her interview series, Current Conditions & Forecasts, Eryn Foster chats with Bennett about everything ranging from his experiences representing Newfoundland in Venice to his work bringing traditional Indigenous art forms into contemporary art discourse. ERYN FOSTER: You...

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Art World Antidote

Folklore and Other Panics collapses stereotypes

Folklore And Other Panics addresses the impossibility of “alleviating anxiety around elitism” in the contemporary art world. And further, according to the exhibition’s pamphlet, “the works provide a constellation of ideas, responding in various ways to themes of absence and presence, community, the materials of storytelling, and the nature of authority.”

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A walk through Charlottetown’s Art in the Open 2014

The Scotiabank Nuit Blanche spectacle in Toronto with its more than 110 contemporary art projects gets most of the press, of course, but Charlottetown’s fourth annual Art in the Open—with more than 36 projects in six locations throughout PEI’s capital city—was an evening’s entertainment worth the travel. In 2013 I made the error of having...

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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 of the house and the core qualities that support its physical structure. Hall’s social engagement with the...

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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.

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