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Grenfell Art Gallery

Kailey Bryan: nervous whether exhibition opening, Thurs., Sept. 28, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Grenfell Campus Art Gallery. Artist talk, Fri., 12 to 1 p.m., in FA224, Fine Arts Building

On Thurs., Sept. 28, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Grenfell Campus Art Gallery will be hosting an opening reception for Kailey Bryan: nervous whether. The reception will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with opening remarks at 5 p.m. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

The artist will give a public talk on Fri., Sept.29, from 12 to 1 in FA224 in the Fine Arts Building.


Family Art Accordion-bound books at Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, Saturday, March 25, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Please join us for a Family Art session on Saturday, March 25. We will have a tour of the current exhibition, Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Years on and make accordion-bound books about Canada. All materials supplied and admission is free. Please wear art-making friendly clothes. Family Art Saturday will run from 1 to 2:30 pm in the Fine Arts Atrium, 2nd floor, Fine Arts Building, Grenfell Campus. We hope to see you there!

For further information, please contact:  637-6209 or visit the gallery website at



In conjunction with the exhibition, Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Years On and in recognition of Canada's 150th year of confederation, a day-long interdisciplinary conference looking at issues arising from the concept of Canadian national identity will be held on Saturday, March.4.

All are welcome and admission is free.


Fri., Mar. 3:       Opening reception of Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Years on,
                         Curators' tour,  Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Sat., Mar. 4:      All day sessions will take place in FA224, Fine Arts Building, Grenfell Campus

 9:00 to 11a.m. The built environment and national/provincial identity:

                          Gerard Curtis, De-Building "Infrastructure Canada" in Future Themes for the Built Environment
                          Rainer Baehre, Newfoundland's Renewal of Cultural Identity After Expo 67
Sabrina Richard, Acts of Ecological Architecture: The PEI Ark
Marc Losier, Tong Yan Gaai/Chinatown: The Photographs of Morris Lum
Chris Friel, Bilbao Defect: Nationalistic Design in a Global Environment

 11:15 to 12     Keynote: Colin Ripley, Professor, Architectural Science, Ryerson University
Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects

1:30 to 3 p.m.  Wilderness and Canadian Identity:

                         Angela Robinson, A Convenient Mythology of Wilderness: exploring the implications of terra nullius
Calvin White, Wilderness People
 Kelly Anne Butler, On the Outside Looking In: Identity and Newfoundland Mi'kmaq
Tia Stevens, The Balance of Nature

3:30 to 5 p.m  The Arts and Canadian Identity:

                        Tom Halford, A Foggy Sense of Place: Connections between Weather and Identity in Canadian Fiction
John Bodner, Scott Pilgrim's Radical Departure: Identity, Nature and Built Form in Canadian Comics
 Ingrid Mary Percy, That time Clement Greenberg, Barnett Newman, John Cage, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Dorothy
                        Knowles, Landon Mackenzie, Medree Macphee and
Monica Tap Came to Saskatchewan
Rachel Moore, The Impact of European Christians on The Traditional Spiritual Beliefs of the Haida People
Kaitlyn Budgell


7:30                 Readings and Music at Swirsky's:

                        Robin Durnford
                        Daniel and Stephanie Payne
                        Nathan Elliott

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada and Memorial University of Newfoundland/Scholarship in the Arts.












Writers Reading: An Evening of Poetry and Prose

In conjunction with the current exhibition at Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, Kent Jones, Drawn from the Years: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Motion Images, the English Programme, Grenfell Campus and Grenfell Campus Art Gallery has invited creative writers to read a piece of creative fiction, non-fiction or poetry on Feb. 7, 7: 30 to 9 p.m. Grenfell faculty (and retired faculty) Nathan Elliott, Kent Jones and Andrew Testa will be reading as well as Grenfell students, Crystal Solano and Sarah Levita . In addition, Dan Murphy, Lindsay Bird, Tom Halford, Jan Reid and Helen Fox Reid will also be participating.


All are welcome and admission is free. Doors open at 7:15. Refreshments will be available.




Drawn from the Years: A Kent Jones Retrospective to open at Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, Thurs., Jan. 12, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Grenfell Campus Art Gallery will be exhibiting a retrospective of the work of Kent Jones who recently retired from 27 years of teaching in the Visual Arts Program at Grenfell Campus from January 12 to February 18, 2017. The opening reception will take place on Thurs., Jan.12 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with opening remarks at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.



Gloria Hickey to give a talk on curating exhibitions, Fri., Jan. 13, 12 to 1 p.m. at Grenfell Campus Art Gallery

Gloria Hickey, curator of the current exhibition at Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, Drawn from the Years: A Kent Jones Retrospective, will give a talk at Grenfell Campus Art Gallery about curating exhibitions. The talk will take place on Fri., Jan.13, 12 to 1 p.m. at Grenfell Campus Art Gallery.

All are welcome and admission is free.

Gloria Hickey is an independent curator and writer living in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador with more than 300 published art related articles. She holds a Masters degree in Philosophy of Art from the University of Toronto (1981) and has curated major exhibitions –including a retrospective of Michael Massie's silverwork– for several institutions including the Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, The Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, the Koffler Gallery and The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador. She has also published a chapter in the book The Culture of Craft (Manchester University Press 1997) and has edited two books published by the Canadian Museum of Civilization – Common Ground: Contemporary Craft, Architecture and the Decorative Arts (1999) and Making and Metaphor: A Discussion of Meaning in Contemporary Craft (1994). She is a two-time winner of the Betty Park Award for Critical Writing, hosted by the Surface Design Journal of CA, and received the 2010 award for Cultural Leadership in the Atlantic Region. In 2011, she was the first winner of Visual Arts Newfoundland and Labrador's Critical Eye award.  In 2014, she was voted Best Local Visual Arts Writer, a People's Choice Award in the Overcast newspaper of St. John's, NL.







Ray Fenwick Performance, Le Moat Juice, at Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, Mar.7, 7 p.m.

 Winnipeg-based artist, Ray Fenwick, will be presenting his new work, Le Moat Juice, a group of short inter-related performances that walk the line between experimental comedy and performance art, at Grenfell Campus Art Gallery at 7 p.m. on Mon., Mar. 7. Admission is free.

 The artist's performance here in Corner Brook is part of an Atlantic tour organized by Owens Art Gallery and made possible by Canada Council for the Arts. Other galleries participating in the tour are the Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax;  Galerie Sans Nom, Galerie d'art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, Université de Moncton; and Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB.

Ray Fenwick is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, video, sound and typography His work is an often playful attempt to explore relationships with language, voice and communication. He has an undergraduate degree from NSCAD and an MFA from the University of Manitoba. He has exhibited, performed and screened work in both Canada and the U.S. He has received grants from the Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg Arts Council and Nova Scotia Culture and Heritage. His band Pastoralia is an art and dance music hybrid that acts as a meeting point between the practices of Fenwick and painter, Mitchell Wiebe. Pastoralia has performed at various venues, most notably at two openings of Mass MoCA's Oh Canada exhibition.


Art Gallery

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: Fine Arts Building, 2nd Floor
Phone: (709) 637-6209