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Doug Guildford exhibition to open at Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, Thursday, September 25, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Doug Guildford will be exhibiting Fabricated Evidence at Grenfell Campus Art Gallery from September 25 to November 1.  The opening reception will be held on September 25 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. There will be an artist walkabout at 5:15 p.m. The following day, the artist will be working on one of his nets in the gallery from 12 to 1 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome.

The exhibition will include 10 to 12 of his crocheted ‘nets’, found and crafted sculptural objects and related works on paper. The nets are ongoing projects, never to be completed. For the artist, the nets are: shapeshifters. They riff off, both fishing gear, and the domestic arts. They also emulate marine life and become characters for me to cast in photographic scenarios. The nets and found crafted sculptural objects also comment on the decline of the offshore fishery. Guildford’s works on paper document the minutiae-the rich plant and animal life that inhabit the intertidal zone.  Guildford’s practice is both based on the ebb and flow of the intertidal zone and inspired by the life that inhabits this nebulous region.  For the artist, this zone symbolizes the uncertainty of life, the fluidity and constant change that is at the core of natural existence. 


Since 1988 Doug Guildford has exhibited his work in solo exhibitions across Canada including at St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery and the Burnaby Art Gallery. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in group exhibitions and can be found in such collections as the Burnaby Art Gallery, Canadian Environmental Law Association and the Greater Toronto Airport Authority. The artist is the recipient of several grants from Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. He has been invited artist to residencies in both Canada and the United States including St. Michael’s Printshop in St. John’s. The artist divides his time between Ontario and Nova Scotia.

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Photo credit:

Doug Guildford, Pretty Lady (bundled), ongoing (begun 2005), crocheted covered copper wire with hanging apparatus, 18’. Photo: courtesy of the artist.


Closing reception for summer exhibitions at Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, Thursday, September 11, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Grenfell Campus Art Gallery will be hosting a closing reception for our summer exhibitions on Thursday, September 11 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Barb Daniell whose exhibition, Plexus, is featured in the main gallery will give an artist walkabout at 5:15. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

The title of the exhibition, Plexus,  refers to “an interwoven combination of parts or elements in a structure of system. In her exhibition Barb Daniell explores how elements found in the natural world form a living, interconnected vocabulary. The artist refers to the elements (spores, plankton, diatoms and roots) in her sculptural installation as contemporary hieroglyphics and invites the viewers to ‘read’ while they walk along the installation as vocabulary derived from the natural world. The artist will continue to add to the installation throughout the summer.

Screening on a continuous basis in the media room is a short film by Jordan Bennett,  Guidelines: The Basket Ladies. This work is the inaugural commission of the imagineNATIVE/NIFCO partnership and is one of three short films commissioned from Atlantic Canada by imagineNATIVE for its 2013 film and new media festival in Toronto. Bennett, originally from Stephenville Crossing and of Mi’kmaq ancestry, looks at connections between traditional culture and contemporary context.

We also welcome you to view the Ocean Room, a multi-sensory exhibition created over the summer by youth participating in the Listen, Move Make arts workshops. Grenfell Campus Art Gallery and Gros Morne Summer Music partnered to offer five comprehensive arts workshops which this summer explored the theme of the ocean through art, dance/movement and music. The workshops were led by Kyra Martin, Lucas Morneau and Lorraine Matthews (visual arts); Candice Pike (dance/movement; and David Barry (music)


The exhibitions will continue until Sept.13.

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or phone 709 637-5209; or 709 637-5207



Daniell is a visual artist living and working in Woody Point. She came to the west coast of Newfoundland from Toronto in 1999 through The Rooms/Parks Canada's Gros Morne artist residency program, and in 2000 moved to Woody Point permanently. The artist graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design and was on faculty there from 1988 to 1999. Her work may be found in such collections as the Canada Council Art Bank and The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery. She is the recipient of a number of awards from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council. Her work is based on the natural environment in and around Gros Morne.

Jordan Bennett is a multi-disciplinary visual artist whose work has been shown at the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Power Plant in Toronto and the Vancouver Art Gallery. He is the recipient of many awards and grants including the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Artist of the Year Award in 2014, the Hnatyshyn Foundation: Charles Pachter Prize for Emerging Artists in 2012 and a Canada Council Project Grant. Bennett received a BFA from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University in 2008.




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