Artist Talk & Workshop with April White: slowness and comfort in creativity
Join us at 72 Harbour Drive on October 6th from 6-8 pm for a workshop led by our latest artist-in-residence, April White!
In this workshop, we will think about what comfort and slowness mean to us. Starting with an artist talk by April White and then moving through a series of movement, writing, and drawing exercises, participants will explore what it feels like to enter their creative mode through intentionally slow and hopefully comforting ways. The only tool you need for this workshop is curiosity. All skill levels are welcome, and materials will be provided by Eastern Edge. If you do have your own sketchbook and markers that you’d like to work with, feel free to bring those items.
April White (they/them) makes art for exhausted, emotional, and overwhelmed people. They typically work with print media, sculpture, performance, animation, or whatever medium that fits the current project. They hold a BFA from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of NL (2012) and spent much of their art career in St. John’s, NL. April is an award-winning artist whose work has exhibited extensively in the east coast of Canada. Their artwork considers the performance of the self in everyday life and seeks to name and upend personally and socially damaging neoliberal rhetoric around hustle culture. April lives with their cat, Coconut, in Tio’tia:ke/Montréal as they work toward an MFA in Print Media at Concordia University. April really likes banana bread, long meandering phone calls with friends, and rewatching favourite tv shows.