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rOGUE Gallery

Current Exhibition

Christeen Francis, Love Under the Patriarchy Portraits

May 5 – June 17, 2023

Love Under the Patriarchy Portraits seeks to highlight the ways in which we find love in a patriarchal society, encompassing all forms of love with an emphasis on community. What began as informal conversations with friends, evolved into a podcast and collaborative zine edited by Christeen Francis and Renee Sharpe. From there, Christeen began creating woodcut portraits of friends who had experienced sexual assault or abuse. The portraits are a testament to survivors ability to persevere and heal, but also show the complex fragmentation of self and community that can occur throughout the process. Life and love under the patriarchy is a struggle in which we find ourselves pulled apart by conflicting and contradictory beliefs: the ideals we strive towards versus the afflictions ingrained by the long standing dominant culture. Much like the portraits, we fade in and out of recognition while navigating these beliefs and experiences – splintering in moments of failure, and reveling in moments of clarity with the help of friends and community.

Christeen Francis is a printmaker and musician based in St John’s, NL, where she works as director of St Michael’s Printshop. She completed her BFA at NSCADU then ran a screenprint shop in New York City before returning to her hometown of Montreal to complete her MFA at Concordia University. She is committed to social and political print that engages with local communities and the public at large. She has exhibited in Canada, the United States, Germany, and Iceland, and is a member of Justseeds Artist Cooperative. Her research interests include urban wildlife and wild spaces, the homogenization of cities and culture, and how we find love under the patriarchy.


Upcoming Exhibitions


Monica Ila, I Dream In Shapes and Shadows

June 30 – August 12, 2023

I Dream In Shapes and Shadows combines paper sculptures, shadow puppetry, fantastical creatures and the skyline of St John’s. Monica Ila started off the year by sketching out the city’s harbour from the viewpoint of the East Coast Trail near Fort Amherst. Each building and monster was drawn by hand and brought to life through a combination of hand and machine cutting techniques. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the cascades of shapes and shadows throughout the exhibition. This site specific installation was created for the Eastern Edge rOGUE Gallery.

Drew Pardy, That’s Hot

September 1 – October 14, 2023

Kevin Melanson, Making Ends Meet

February 2 – March 16, 2024

Luca Jesse Apel

March 29 – May 11, 2024

Past Exhibitions


Eastern Edge x Artforce NL: Wake Up Inspired


Natalie Esther: Looking Down

Charlene Denief: Walking Away From Yourself

Shazia Ahmad: Three Years, Two Gardens, One Feeling

Shannyn Reid: (un)familiar

Alex Antle, Njiknam (My Younger Brother)

Mural Honouring Essential Workers 


Dion Kaszas | Nlaka’pamux Blackwork: Tattooing for Transformation, Healing, and Adornment 

Dion Kaszas in the rOGUE Gallery

Heather Jackman | Steadfast

rOGUE Gallery: Heather Jackman | Steadfast


Bruno Vinhas | When it Stopped

rOGUE Gallery Presents: Bruno Vinhas | When it Stopped  


100 Mini Houses; A Downtown Exploration | Molly Margaret

100 Mini Houses: A Downtown Exploration: Molly Margaret

Lily Taylor | Funk Dance for Self Defence


Georgia Dawkin | INFESTATION 

The rOGUE Gallery Presents, INFESTATION | Georgia Dawkin

Each for Equal

Each for Equal

Emily Hayes | Inbetween

The rOGUE gallery presents, Inbetween | Emily Hayes


Jude Benoit | Diary of a e’pite’ji’j: hypervigilant love

Jude Benoit – Diary of a e’pite’ji’j: hypervigilant love

Wake Up Inspired

Wake Up Inspired

John MacCallum | Forever Young

John MacCallum: Forever Young

Michelle Sylliboy | Komqwejwi’kasikl  

Komqwejwi’kasikl : Michelle Sylliboy

Teresa Connors | Patterns

rOGUE: Teresa Connors

Benjy Kean | Not as lost as you think

Benjy Kean: Not as lost as you think





Ethan Murphy | Where the Light Shines First

ETHAN MURPHY: Where the Light Shines First

Emily Critch | Between



Olivia Wong | Greenspace

OLIVIA WONG: Greenspace

Virginia Mitford | Alluvium: To Wash Against

Alluvium: To Wash Against

Emily Pittman | A House of Another Colour

Emily Pittman: A House of Another Colour

Sam Moss | Cold Nights

Sam Moss: Cold Nights