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Pitch Assembling

Wednesday February 14, 2024

Written by Jay Isaac Installation view of Pitch Assembling at Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, September 2023. My recent exhibition Pitch Assembling at Paul Petro Contemporary Art in Toronto was the culmination of research conducted through an artsnb Creation grant, Category A, received in January 2023. The project explored how my Lebanese heritage has influenced

Written by Lee McLean I remember my first timid application for an artsnb Creation Grant in 2020. I carefully followed the directions, agonizing over the project description and my selected images. While participating in New Brunswick College Craft & Design’s Advanced Studio Practice Program, I had a series concept about ageing that I wanted to

written by Jean-Michel Cliche Rehearsal photo captured at the Fredericton Playhouse during Hyperloop’s 2022 interMISSION residency. Actors left to right: Adrian Saliendra, Alex Rioux. Photo: courtesy of the artist. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic when digital performance was all the rage, myself and Technical Director Trent Logan, teamed up to create Hyperloop Theatre

artsnb Featured Artists Series – Written by Sylvie Pilotte Studio view. Photo: Courtesy of the artist. Spring 2019! I can still see myself there, devoting myself fully to my creative project entitled Jamais rassasiés! (never satisfied!), set up in a rented studio in Dalhousie, thanks to an artsnb grant from the Creation program. I remember

An Arctic Circle Residency aboard the Antigua

Thursday September 14, 2023

artsnb Featured Artist Series – Written by Julie Forgues In 2016, backed by an artsnb grant, I had the opportunity to participate in the Arctic Circle Residency Summer Solstice Program on board the tall ship Antigua that sailed for 16 days through the waters of the archipelago of Svalbard. Being in the Arctic while conducting

Bridging cultures with Ji Hyang Ryu

Thursday June 8, 2023

artsnb Featured Artist Series – an interview with Ji Hyang Ryu Ji Hyang Ryu is a self-taught painter living and practicing in Riverview NB. Having immigrated to Canada from South Korea, her work infuses both Canadian and Korean cultures in style and technique. Ji is an emerging artist who has recently made the shift to

The Many Forms of Storytelling

Thursday May 11, 2023

Written by Gretchen Kelbaugh Gert Harding. Photo: Courtesy of the artist. My mom’s favourite aunt, Gert Harding (1889-1977), from Welsford, NB, spent six exciting years as a member of the militant suffragettes of Great Britain. Ever since I read Auntie Gert’s memoirs, I’ve been driven to spread her story: as a biography, an award-winning screenplay

Written by Amélie Richard artsnb FEATURED ARTIST SERIES – AMÉLIE RICHARD From a very young age, I was quickly introduced to music through Acadian folklore. Born and raised in Sainte-Anne de Kent in a family of artists, I was always surrounded by inspiration. During the last few years, I flourished in my passion for music

Forlorn Visitations

Tuesday March 14, 2023

Written by Nat Cann Photo: Forlorn Visitations, Memory. Collagraph 14.75″ x 52.5″, set of 4 variable editions. Fox jaw courtesy of taxidermist Cheryl Johnson w/ installation of a cottage kitchen. Photo credit: Sarah Fuller. Exhibited this past fall at Winnipeg’s Martha Street Studio, Forlorn Visitations is a detailed series of repetitious print-made investigations into the depths

Written by Starlit Simon “Ankweywitew, Matues” dress exhibited at the Saint John Art Centre as part of the group show “Wayfinding.”  Canvas, paint, porcupine quills, sinew, button snaps. 2022. Photo: Naomi Peters. What Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) amplifies for me is the dehumanization of Indigenous people and that Indigenous women and