Short CV

EDUCATION:

2016 MRes in Creative Practices with Distinction, The Glasgow School of Art, UK
2015 BFA Visual Arts, Memorial University, NL, CANADA

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

Have / Have Not with Abby Hann, Two Whales, Port Rexton, NL, CAN 
May 1, 2022 – May 31, 2022

SEASONAL, Two Whales, Port Rexton, NL, CAN 
August 1, 2020 – September 5, 2020 

The Tourist, Newfoundland and Labrador Craft Council Gallery, St. John’s, CAN
March 14, 2020 – April 17, 2020 (Extended to July due to COVID-19)

Main Lands and Long Winters, The Rooms, St. John’s, CAN
September 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018

islandness, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, CAN
with Vivian Ross-Smith
September 9 – October 11 2017

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2019    Bonavista Biennale: Floe, installation with Barb Hunt, Bonavista Peninsula, NL

2018    Standstill, curated by Rudy Kanhye, Crownpoint Studios, Glasgow, UK

2018   (INTER)TWINE, curated by Sebastian Mary Tay + Jarrod Sim, Supernormal, Singapore

2018   Fare & Square Invitational Fundraiser, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL, CAN

2017    Newfoundland and Labrador Arts & Letters Exhibition, The Rooms, St. John’s, NL

2017    RESIDUAL, New Glasgow Society, Glasgow, UK

2017    Members’ Show, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL, CAN

2017    Fare & Square Invitational Fundraiser, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL, CAN

2016    Members’ Show, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL, CAN

2016    Parenthood, Rotary Arts Centre, Corner Brook, NL, CAN

2016    No Expected Outcome, iota artspace, Glasgow, UK

2016    Diamonds and Pearls, Project Space 2 at The Art School, Glasgow, UK

2015    Members’ Show, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL, CAN

2011    Drawn Words & Written Images, First Space Gallery, St. John’s, NL, CAN

ARTS ADMINISTRATION:

Current work:

Director, Union House Arts  (Since March 2019) 

Visual Arts Editor, Riddle Fence Journal of Arts & Culture (Since February 2018) 

Public Art Consultant, (Contract with Business and Arts NL) New Mental Health and Addictions Facility, Eastern Regional Health Authority. 

Past work:

2021    Curatorial Support and Site/Staff Coordinator, Bonavista Biennale   

2020    Craft @ The Edge Coordinator, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador    

2019    Site Coordinator and Social Media, Bonavista Biennale, NL CAN

2017    Union House Arts Steering Committee, Port Union NL CAN

2017    Curatorial and Community Support, Bonavista Biennale, NL CAN

2011    Festival Coordinator, 24-Hour Art Marathon Festival, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s NL CAN

PUBLICATIONS & ARTIST BOOKS

2018 islandness 

Edited by Vivian Ross-Smith and Jane Walker. Commissioned essay by Matthew Hollett. Art Direction by Hazel Eckert (Nothing New Projects). Printed by Colour Code, Toronto ON. Made possible with support from the ArtsNL Professional Project Grant Program (PPGP)

First edition, press run of 100. 54 pages. Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication. ISBN: 978-1-7753937-0-2

2015 Fogo Island. 35mm photographs of Fogo Island. 34 pages. Self published.

2015 Roses and Grapevines. 35mm photographs and personal story about finding a series of postcards from WW2 and returning them to the owner in France. 52 pages. Self published.

CONFERENCES:

2021    Panelist, On AIRism: challenges and transitions International Conference, IGBK, Berlin, GER

2019    Panelist, ‘New Rural Economies’. Sustaining Rural Communities Through Design Innovation, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL, CAN (October 1, 2019)

2017    Panelist, ‘I am a rock’. Flotille | Flotille, ARCA + ATLANTIS, Charlottetown, PE, CAN

2017   Panelist, Curating for Change: Transforming NL Communities through Arts Festivals, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL, CAN

2017   Presenter, 13th International Small Islands Conference, St. John’s, NL, CAN

RECENT COMMUNITY WORK:

2021-22   Visual Arts News Editorial Committee

2020         Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Award Jury

2020         Arts & Letters Awards Senior Visual Arts Jury

2019         Member Provincial Art Bank Jury Member

2017-18    HOLDFAST programming committee, Eastern Edge, St. John’s, NL, CAN

2017-19    Member, Provincial Art Bank Advisory Committee

2015         Juror, 10th Annual VANL-CARFAC EVA Awards, St. John’s, NL, CAN

2013-15    Grenfell Campus Art Gallery Advisory Committee, Corner Brook, NL, CAN

SELECTED GRANTS, AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:  

2021    Critical Eye Award for Art Writing, VANL-CARFAC EVA Awards

2020    ArtsNL Professional Project Grant Program Recipient

2019    ArtsNL Professional Project Grant Program Recipient

2018    Inches Carr Graduate Craft Award, Scotland-wide

2017    ArtsNL Professional Project Grant Program Recipient

2017    ArtsNL Professional Artist Travel Grant

2017    Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award – Senior Visual Art

2016    ArtsNL ArtsSmarts funding with Holy Family Elementary, Chapel Arm, NL, CAN

2015    University Medal for Academic Excellence (Visual Arts)

2015    Tina Dolter Award in Visual Art

2014    The Sisters of Mercy/Presentation Education Fund Grant

2012    The Sisters of Mercy/Presentation Education Fund Grant

2012    Wabush Mines Fine Arts Travel Bursary

ARTIST RESIDENCIES:

2022    Live Textiles Loom Shed, Katalisk Ktaqmkuk / Codroy Valley NL

2019    Grenfell Art Gallery, Corner Brook, NL

2018    The Bothy Project, Isle of Eigg, UK

2016    Callan Workhouse Guild Research Residency, Callan, IRE

2009    National Artist Program, Canada Summer Games, PEI, CAN

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