EE is excited to announce our 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 are facing in 2020.
Each artist will be sharing their art practices and projects through the EE social media channels, and a frequently updated blog-style page that you can check out below. Each artist is developing a public presentation that is best suited to their project, and will also be participating in a (free & public!) Community Conversation event. The FARR Program will highlight artists across the province while making access to art and conversation widely available to our community.Each Artist Page will be updated regularly as the projects develop. Photos, writing, references, links, videos – anything they recognize as part of their process will be shared here.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. She works 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 her studies in the BFA program in Visual Arts at Memorial University, Grenfell Campus. She currently lives in the scenic Codroy Valley with her partner and their youngest child.
October 5th – November 2nd, 2020
Emily Critch is an artist, curator, and writer of Mi’kmaq and settler ancestry from Elmastukwek, Ktaqamkuk Territory (Bay of Islands, Newfoundland). She received her BFA in Visual Arts from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland (2018) and will be beginning her MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice with OCAD University remotely this fall. 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.