Eastern Edge is excited to present a preview of our upcoming 2019 Programming! All of this is made possible thanks to our generous core operating sponsors, including Canada Council for the Arts, ArtsNL, and The City of St. John’s.
A Hole So Big It Became The Sky
Curated by Kailey Bryan
July 6 – August 3, 2019
Sometimes the things we want to say are not always easy. It is hard to put them into words. Sometimes they appear as colours, drawings, abstract poems, music. Sometimes we don’t know how to express them at all. Coco Guzman’s series of free drawing workshops are designed to help give form to those experiences to make a huge, collaborative exhibition that reflects the ongoing queer histories of St. John’s. Coco is a queer and genderqueer artist raised in Spain and currently living in Toronto. They have a long history as a grassroots, community artist, and have led multiple workshops for trans, queer, and gender non-conforming folks to express complex experiences.
Coco’s workshops are a follow-up to our Queer Story Circle and Zine-making workshops on June 22nd. Local artist, poet, and trans historian Daze Jefferies will provide audio recordings and archival materials to help inspire your contributions and tales of queer life in Newfoundland and Labrador. Coco invites you to revisit stories, memories, and experiences and will guide you through making drawings, murals, or other objects for inclusion in the exhibition “A Hole So Big It Became the Sky”. Working in collaboration with Coco and Daze, the exhibition will include recordings, murals, objects, drawings that paint a picture of our complex, collective queer histories. As stories and images are created and collected, it mimics the aesthetics of washroom tags and comments and pays tribute to understated forms of inscription and queer spaces.
“It is important to me that this piece serves as a witness; an archival exploration of queer life and imaginaries in NL.” -Coco Guzman
Annual Members’ Exhibition
August 16th – Sept 14th
Our annual Members’ Show has moved from Winter to Summer!!
This is your opportunity as a member of Eastern Edge Gallery to showcase what you have been up to this past year alongside other members of our talented community. EE’s membership includes some of the best artists in the province, and we want to see what you have been making all year long!
This exhibition has an open theme – all mediums are welcome! If you are considering presenting new media, video, or kinetic work and require any technical assistance please contact the gallery in advance to see if we can help accommodate your needs.
As well, please keep in mind that this is a members’ show and the gallery could be showing upwards of 30-40 artists’ work, we cannot take extremely large pieces from every person. For works larger than 4 feet in any direction please contact gallery staff in advance and we will let you know if we will be able to accommodate the work.
Exhibition dates: August 16th – September 14, 2019
Artwork drop-off dates: August 6th – August 10th 12-5pm
Any work submitted after this deadline will not be accepted. If anyone requires a drop-off time outside of these hours please email the gallery at email@example.com and we will try our best to accommodate you.
– Limited to 1 work per member.
Along with your work, please include:
– Title, medium, and year of the piece
– Your full name, phone number, and e-mail address
Work should be delivered ready to display with all necessary hanging materials (magnets, hooks, etc.)
If you’re not a member already, you can sign up when you come to drop off your work at the gallery, or sign up online here: http://easternedge.ca/join/become-a-member/