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Winter 2021 FARR Program

Flexible, Adaptable, Remote, and Responsive

Introducing our latest FARR Program Artists in Residence!

Over the next couple of months, each artist will present their work through the EE social media channels and our website. They will each also host a public presentation that is best suited to their project – artist talks, workshops, maker’s nights, and more. Towards the end of the residencies, there will be a public Community Conversations event – more info coming soon!

Be sure to keep checking each Artist Page, which 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. We would also like to thank the Betty Averbach Foundation for funding this exciting iteration of the FARR Program.

Click on the image to be taken to the artist’s pages!


Born and raised in Little Port, Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk (Bay of Islands, Newfoundland), Nicole Travers is a Mi’kmaw artist, creating a multitude of inspiring pieces. Nicole draws inspiration from old style beadwork found in museums, hieroglyphs, and petroglyphs. Nicole marries historical styles of beadwork with modern day techniques into contemporary form. More recently she has begun to tan various animal pelts and skins into leather using traditional teachings and has started to utilize home tanned fish skin into her art, creating sought after unique pieces.

Nasim Makaremi is an artist living in St. John’s NL, whose artwork deals with themes of sexuality, women’s experiences, and censorship. Makaremi graduated with a MSc in solid-state physics and has been painting and making artwork for 15 years. She has shown work in group exhibitions and has studied under several painting and drawing professors.

Kevin Melanson is an artist who grew up in the Maritimes and has been living in St. John’s, Newfoundland for the past two years. He has earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University, and he loves feeding ducks and pigeons.