Making … and Unmaking

The process of installing (and then striking) and exhibition always feels a little bit like alchemy to me. It’s the presentation of a series of things transformed: from the raw materials, to the work, to the exhibition itself … and then it all disappears again. Of course it’s not that at all in practical terms. […]

Generosity … and Many, Many Thanks

Generosity … and Many, Many Thanks

It’s been a remarkable time; the residency and performance, the talk, the exhibition … and now that it’s all done and packed up, a little time to reflect. The first week was all about slowing down, getting reacquainted with the town and the land … shifting gears, not unlike the tides here do every 12 […]

Last Week for the Exhibition!

Last Week for the Exhibition!

I’m a little boggled by how the days have passed by since our exhibition opened.  Just this week, and I’m back to Parrsboro to take down the show, and pack it all up for shipping. I’ve been really quite chuffed by the feedback we have been getting on the work. Our lovely hosts at Main […]

macromareal: a rising tide lifts all boats

Our exhibition is officially open! Had a lovely time at the opening reception yesterday afternoon; some great conversations with people, and a good turn out! Lovely food too – thanks to Judith at Main & Station! I was quite struck with the reaction of people to the show: several guests stayed for a long time, […]

Already?! The Exhibition Opens Tomorrow!

Already?! The Exhibition Opens Tomorrow!

The days have been flying past, and I find myself here, on the eve of our exhibition opening in Parrsboro! I am looking forward to sharing the work Scott and I have been developing over the course of this residency, and interested in hearing feedback about it.   For those in the area of Parrsboro, […]

Post-Performance, Pre-Exhibition

We had a marvellous time on Sunday, presenting “Macromareal Prelude: In Fog and Storm and Rain” ! Everything fell into place so beautifully – we had planned to present at the beach, but the forecast pre-empted that idea – but Plan B turned out to be so great! No regrets there! Deep thanks to all […]

Macromareal Prelude – TAKE TWO – The Rain Edition!

Macromareal Prelude – TAKE TWO – The Rain Edition!

The performance of “Macromareal Prelude” will be at 3pm TODAY (August 6) as planned – but in a NEW LOCATION: Please Join Us at the Nonesuch Centre for the Performing Arts (the former Trinity United Church), in Parrsboro. 171 Queen Street. Apologies for the change!! – but…. instruments + recording equipment + RAIN = NOT […]

A Few Days In … and it’s great to be back here!

A Few Days In … and it’s great to be back here!

I’ve been getting settled in here the last few days – setting up my workspace, getting tools and materials unpacked, looking at and working with some found objects that have been stored here by my hosts and I over the last year (thanks Harvey & Judith!). I’ve spent a lot of time walking too – […]

Adventure Time!

Adventure Time!

I’m sitting in the airport, waiting to board … and pondering what the next weeks will bring. I’m off to a residency in Parrsboro Nova Scotia for the next month. Heading back to Main & Station to work with Scott Smallwood on our Macromareal project! Feels a bit odd, actually – after the year’s worth […]

Tomorrow!

Tomorrow!

The CARFAC National Conference and AGM is tomorrow – Saturday, June 3rd! It’s going to be a good weekend, and it’s exciting to know that here will be visual artists from all over the country here this weekend, discussing issues  and advocacy initiatives pertinent to artists’ careers. There’s also going to be programming Saturday Evening […]