On Friday, February 28th, 11:30 to 12:30 Bev Pike will discuss her work and how it fits into the concept of neo-baroque and art historian, Gerard Curtis, will provide context for the Baroque. This will take place in FA224, the Fine Arts Lecture Theatre. All are welcome.
For further information, please contact:
Charlotte Jones, 637-6209
or visit our website at: grenfell.mun.ca/artgallery
Bio for Dr. Gerard Curtis:
Dr. Gerard Curtis is Professor of Visual Culture and Art History at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University. He has published a number of articles and book reviews on 19th and 20th century art, literary culture, and maritime art, and a book (Visual Words) on word/image studies. He is currently engaged in a funded book-length study on issues in maritime/environmental art, while also working on First Nations art, creative arts projects which conflate visual culture and visual arts practice, along with studying the impact of censorship on art. His studio-art interests are in traditional and inter-media/time-based work, video, duratrans images, performance art and a long-term project called The Fragmentary Museum. He has also developed a highly successful twelve-week overseas immersion study program in England for Visual Arts students. In 2009 he was awarded the Memorial University President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Family Art Food Fair Saturday at Coleman’s
Saturday, February 15, 1 to 4 p.m. at Colemans Store—The Gardens
As part of the Grenfell/MUN’s Engagement Fair at Coleman’s, the Art Gallery will be offering a Family Art Saturday at Colemans. We will be making Still Life artworks with textures.
All materials supplied (except for your painting shirt) and admission is free. For further information, please contact: 637-6209.
Closing reception for Dame Mailarta’s Newfoundland and Labrador Portrait Gallery
Wednesday, February 12, 4:30 to 6 p.m. with an appearance via Skype by Dame Mailarta
Grenfell Campus Art Gallery
Over the past five weeks Dame Mailarta’s portrait gallery has grown immensely with contributions of mail art from around the world.
All are welcome and refreshments will be served.
Tour by Dianne Noseworthy of her Healing Art Project at Western Memorial Regional Hospital
Tuesday, February 11, 7 p.m.
Meet at the Main Entrance of the hospital
Dianne Noseworthy will give a tour of the Healing Artwork installed at the hospital and talk about how she developed this project. The artwork is by Grenfell Visual Arts students in Barb Hunt’s 2nd Year Drawing Class.
Visual artist, Amy Malbeuf, to give a presentation about her recent artist residency at North West River, Labrador, Monday, February 3, 6 to 7 p.m., in FA224
Amy Malbeuf recently spent two weeks at the Labrador Institute Research Station in North West River as artist-in-residence. Malbeuf, a Métis person of Red River descent, was interested in exploring some of the similarities and differences between her own Métis culture and that of the Métis of Labrador. The artist was the second artist-in-residence at the North West River residency, a partnership between the Labrador Institute and Grenfell Campus Art Gallery. The presentation will take place on Monday, February 3, 6 to 7 p.m., in FA224. All are welcome and admission is free.
Amy Malbeuf is a multi-disciplinary visual artist from Rich Lake, Alberta. Through her practice she explores notions of identity, place, language, tradition, myth, spirituality, and consumerism. Malbeuf’s work focuses on ideas of dysfunction between humanity and the natural landscape; and deconstructing stereotypes found in popular representations of Indigeneity. She utilizes a wide variety of mediums including performance, digital media, sculpture, installation, and Indigenous art forms, including beadwork and caribou hair tufting. Malbeuf has participated in International residencies and has exhibited and performed nationally. A graduate of the Alberta College of Art, she also holds a Native Cultural Arts Instructor Certificate from Portage College, Lac La Biche. She is the recipient of several awards including recently a production grant from the Aboriginal Traditional Art Forms program of the Canada Council for the Arts. Malbeuf currently lives in Corner Brook.
For further information about the residency, please visit the Labrador Artist Residency page on the gallery website.
Family Art Portrait Saturday at Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, Sat., Jan.25, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Join us for a Family Art Portrait Saturday and have your artwork displayed in Dame Mailarta’s Newfoundland and Labrador Portrait Gallery. We will be making portraits of one another using torn paper and will tour the current gallery exhibition, Transformations: Dale Roberts/Dame Mailarta. Participants who choose to leave their artwork for Dame Mailarta will receive a work of mail art from the artist. All materials supplied (except for your painting shirt) and admission is free. For further information, please contact: 637-6209 or visit the gallery website at www.grenfell.mun.ca/artgallery
Come join us from 1 to 2:30 pm in the Fine Arts Atrium, 2nd floor, Fine Arts Building, Grenfell Campus. We hope to see you there!
TRANSformations: DALE ROBERTS/DAME MAILARTA
Curated by Ingrid Mary Percy
At the Grenfell Campus Art Gallery
January 9 – February 15, 2014
Call for submissions:
Dame Mailarta’s Portrait Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador
You are invited to submit an autographed portrait of yourself to be included in Dame’s Portrait Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador.
A gallery within a gallery, an exhibition within an exhibition: for more than seven years, Victoria, B.C. based, Newfoundland artist Dale Roberts (a.k.a. Dame Mailarta) has been collecting portraits from around the globe and adding them to his/her portrait gallery. In exchange for submitting an autographed portrait, participants receive a piece of handmade mail art, from the Dame herself.
Portraits can be any medium, any size. Newfoundlanders and Labradorians as well as anyone else from anywhere else are invited to submit.
Please mail to:
Dame Mailarta’s Portrait Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador
c/o Grenfell Campus Art Gallery
Grenfell Campus Memorial University
PO Box 2000
Corner Brook, NL A2H 6P9
Or email to: email@example.com (Subject: NL Portrait)
In St. John’s, from January 11 – February 1, 2014, you can submit a portrait to:
Dame Mailarta’s Portrait Studio/Workshop
in the Rogue Gallery of Eastern Edge, 72 Harbour Drive.
January 16th - I'll Draw You if You Draw Me an evening of community-led portrait creation at Eastern Edge 7-9pm with music, snacks and art supplies. All portraits will be sent to Dame Mailarta's Portrait Gallery in Corner Brook! Feel free to bring additional supplies, props, and backdrops!
February 12th - A reception for Dame Mailarta’s Portrait Gallery at the Grenfell Campus Art Gallery 4:30-6pm as part of the Grenfell Campus MUN Community Engagement Week festivities.