FARR Program 2020
In 2020, EE was excited to announce our first 6 artists selected for the FARR Program! This program is designed to be flexible, adaptable, remote, and responsive to the unique difficulties that the artists of Newfoundland and Labrador were facing in that challenging year.
Below you will find that each artist shared their art practices and projects through a frequently updated blog-style page. Each artist developed a public presentation or event, and also participated in a Community Conversation. The FARR Program will continue to highlight artists across the province while making access to art and conversation widely available to our community.
Click on the image to be taken to the artist’s pages!
July 27th – August 24th, 2020
Evelyn Roitner is an emerging multidisciplinary artist and illustrator. Originally from Aurora, ON she is now based in St. John’s, NL. In 2016 she graduated from OCAD University with a Bachelor of Design in Illustration. Through traditional and digital mediums, she explores themes of identity, storytelling, place and personal mythologies.
Tangiene Martin-O’Hara is an artist and illustrator from Corner Brook, NL . She draws portraits from photographs posted by friends on social media. Her work interprets and documents the energy of an inclusive and diverse generation.
August 31st – September 28th, 2020
Shawn O’Hagan was born in Toronto and moved to Newfoundland in 1975. She lives and works on the west coast of the island, dividing her time between her house in Corner Brook and her cabin in the Bay of Islands. She has a BFA from the University of Guelph, a B.Ed in Art from the University of Toronto and a MFA from the University of Waterloo. She has worked with many processes and materials and for the past 15 years has concentrated mostly on textiles. She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows, mostly in the Maritimes, and her work can be found in many collections including the Canada Council Art Bank.
Karen Ann Pink is a multidisciplinary artist and parent of two. They work primarily with watercolour and textile/fibre art, recently working to combine traditional art, audio recordings, and programming to create digital interactive installations. As of September 2020, Karen will continue their studies in the BFA program in Visual Arts at Memorial University, Grenfell Campus. They currently live in the scenic Codroy Valley with their partner and youngest child.
October 5th – November 2nd, 2020
Emily Critch is an artist and curator of Mi’kmaq and settler ancestry from Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk Territory (Bay of Islands, Newfoundland). She received her BFA in Visual Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland (2018). She has completed residencies with the Corner Brook Museum and Archives, St. Michael’s Printshop, and the Inaugural MOMUS Emerging Critics Residency. Her work has been supported by Arts NL and Canada Council for the Arts. Emily has exhibited her work with Grenfell Art Gallery, Eastern Edge Gallery, The Rooms, the Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art (Iceland), and she is the 2020-2021 Don Wright Scholar at St. Michael’s Printshop.
Alex Antle is a Mi’kmaw beadwork artist from Qapskuk, Ktaqmkuk (Grand Falls, Newfoundland). She has been practicing since 2017 and has always drawn inspiration from the land and water of her home. Alex’s work is also influenced by the relationship between traditional and modern culture in Ktaqmkuk; she uses traditional beading techniques and modern designs to create contemporary Indigenous art.