Presentation series January 2022- March 31, 2022, TBA
“This mural contains symbolisms which allude to diversity in Newfoundland and aims to show the unity of peoples; the group, as a part of the whole. As you look at the finished piece, consider not just what meanings lay underneath but also what the images mean to you.”
– Brian Amadi
Aram Ham Sifuentes | Protest Banner Walk
Presented during HOLD FAST 2021
The community and workshop participants who had created banners earlier in the week participated in a protest walk throughout the city and along the pedestrian mall. The protest banners were proudly hung at Eastern Edge for the duration of the festival.
Artist Meet & Greet
Nov. 6, 2021
Come by the gallery this Saturday, November 6th, from 1 to 3 PM and say hello to our resident artist Cliodhna Timoney and our project artists Violet Drake, Ethel Brown, and Nasim Makaremi Nia. Open to all! Drop by and grab a snack – EE members get one free beer on us!
Spirit Song Festival: Artist Talk with Dion Kaszas & Jerry Evans
Opening of Between Here and There
Presenting “Between Here and There”, an exhibition featuring the work of our Art as a Tool for Change project artists Ethel Brown, Violet Drake, and Nasim Makaremi Nia. Curated by Bushra Junaid. The exhibition will open on January 28th, 2022 and will be available both online and in-person by appointment only running until March 5th. Join us on IG Live at 6 pm NDT on Friday the 28th as we celebrate the opening of the show!
Last year Black Lives Matter NL hosted “Coils, curls and convo” as a virtual safe space to converse about hair discrimination and bias for our natural textures. The event’s principal aim was to highlight the deficit of diversity, inclusivity and affordability of hair care products in St. John’s. Seven millennials from around the globe came together to discuss the social, economic and emotional impact of texturism, colourism, and self care in a dynamic panel on the Black community. The event transitioned to several tutorials on how to manage and care for 3a-4c hair types by beauty enthusiasts and parents alike.
This year, Black Lives Matter NL will be hosting three (3) virtual rounds of “Coils, curls and conversation: Redefining Our Standards of Beauty” on :
Feb 12: “Challenging the “White is Right” Standard”
Feb 19: “Challenging Our Concepts around Beauty”
Feb 26: “Coils, curls and conversation: Children Edition”
Art as a Tool for Change recognizes art as an empowering tool to facilitate critical dialogue around feminism, anti-racism, 2SLGBTQIA+ rights, environmental activism and so much more. Join Eastern Edge for a symposium weekend full of discussions, workshops, and presentations that will highlight diverse artists from across Canada, whose work is empowering, inspiring, and challenges social paradigms! Throughout the symposium we will explore the question: As artists, how can we create art that has the power to affect change? Participation in this symposium will be free, with public events taking place online and in-person.
Art as a Tool for Change is supported in part by the Canadian Artist Presentation Fund.
Ce projet est financé par le gouvernement du Canada