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Ashley Hemmings | Artist Talk

On July 17th, 2020, we gathered online and listened to Ashley Hemmings recount her experiences during her time at EE and the development of her practice which was regarded as both considerate and thought provoking; Ashley’s work is mindful of the issues present in the world and the questions we should be asking about them. We learned how her grandmother inspired her work and potential plans to display them in the future.

Ashley Hemmings is a visual artist and gallery worker from Newfoundland and Labrador. She is currently based in Windsor, Ontario where she is working towards her MFA at the University of Windsor. Ashley completed her BFA in Visual Art from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her research-based art practise has led her to partner with environmental scientists, cognitive psychologists, and horticulturalists, to consider the intersection of many different ways of looking at and interacting with the natural world. Ashley has worked at a number of art galleries across Newfoundland including Eastern Edge Gallery, The Grenfell Art Gallery, and The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery. Currently she works as a Research Assistant to Dr. Jennifer Willet and the Incubator Art Lab at the University of Windsor.