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Artist Announcement: International Atlantic Exchange Residency 2023

Eastern Edge and Artlink are thrilled to announce this year’s International Atlantic Exchange Residency artists!!

Tessa Graham (NL) and Sarah Lewtas (IRE) will be this year’s exchange artists! Tessa will be travelling to Artlink in Ireland, and Sarah will be travelling to Eastern Edge in Newfoundland.

Tessa Graham is a visual artist, writer and educator living in St. John’s, Newfoundland. As an art teacher, she has worked and lived across the province from Labrador City to St. John’s, allowing the land in all its seasonal iterations to influence her practice. She has participated in group shows throughout Newfoundland as well as a solo show in Ontario. Tessa’s most recent work has been publicly funded by ArtsNL and will culminate in a solo show in March 2023. Tessa will begin an MFA at Memorial University, Grenfell Campus in May 2023. She is a current member of Eastern Edge Artist-Run Centre, VANL-CARFAC and an active member of the arts community in St. John’s.

Sarah Lewtas was born in London and grew up in East Sussex. She returned to London to study painting at St. Martins and moved to Ireland in 1979 coming to Dunlewey shortly afterwards. She has developed a work practice based mainly but not exclusively on sculptural installation using various mediums bookbinding, printing, sculpting, sewing assemblage etc. . Lewtas has taken part in a variety of exhibitions, residencies, and symposia here in Ireland and abroad. Her primary interest is in the ‘Spirit of Place’ and connections between landscape and culture, conscious and unconscious. 

Stay tuned for more info on the artists projects, and dates for the residencies!

The residency programme is funded by Arts Council Ireland Visual Arts, Arts Grant Award 2019 and Donegal County Council. Eastern Edge gratefully acknowledges the support of: The Canada Council for the Arts, ArtsNL; The City of St. John’s, Canadian Heritage; and The Newfoundland and Labrador Cultural Economic Development Program.