The Living is Easy
April 30, 2018 - August 25, 2018

A series of projects by Struts & Faucet Members:

Rachel Thornton
Indu Varma
Rebecca Blankert
Kevin Melanson
Izzy Francolini
Jeff Mann
Elizabeth Whalley
Paul Henderson
WL Altman & Helen Pridmore
Karen Trask

Friday Noontime BBQ
June 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018, 12:00 PM

Summer is here!

Join us every Friday at noon, rain or shine, to enjoy a grass-fed beef burger or veggie dog while supporting your local artist-run centre.

Anne-F Jacques
June 24, 2018 - July 28, 2018

Anne-F Jacques is a sound artist based in Montreal, Canada. She is interested in amplification, erratic sound reproduction devices and construction of various contraptions and idiosyncratic systems. Her particular focus is on low technology, trivial objects and unpolished sounds. She has ungoing collaborations projects with Tim Olive, Ryoko Akama and Julie Doucet, amongst others. She has presented several sound installations and live performances in North and South America, Europe and Japan. Anne-F is also involved with Crustacés Tapes, a postal sound distribution project.

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Super 8 Hotel Film Festival
July 27, 2018

Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre is pleased to announce the 19th Annual Super 8 Hotel Film Festival: An opportunity for you to shoot your very own short film and present it on the big screen (date TBD).

Live Stream: The Whale
August 2, 2018

2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the great whale’s death in Slack’s Cove. The four who witnessed this momentous event will present a day of music and sound at Slack’s Cove to commemorate the fin whale and its life. The events will be live streamed from Slack’s Cove to Struts Gallery as part of The Living is Easy: a series of projects by Struts & Faucet members.

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Shirin Sabahi
August 12, 2018 - September 15, 2018

Shirin Sabahi works with and around moving images. Her works have recently been shown at Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (2016); The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (2016); Tokyo Wonder Site, Shibuya (2017) and Charim Galerie, Vienna (2017). Sabahi’s solo exhibition at Edith-Russ-Haus, Oldenburg will open in Summer 2018. She lives in Berlin.

Members Project: Karen Trask
August 13, 2018 - August 25, 2018

Part of The Living is Easy: a series of projects by Struts & Faucet members. Karen Trask will be using Struts as her studio space from August 13 to August 25, 2018 and invites the community to come in and visit with her at any time. Closing Reception Friday, August 24, 12:00PM to 1:00PM “My plan is to work towards creating an installation combining video projections and sculptural elements made during my residency at the Université de Moncton and Mount Allison University over this past year and a half. The Waves, by Virginia Woolf is the inspiration and starting point for this project. The printed pages of the book along with a selection of dictionaries are transformed into paper threads which are then knotted into fishing net sculptures. The Waves is considered Woolf’s most experimental and perhaps most loved work. She called it a ‘play-poem’. I am using this idea of a play-poem to create works using the sculptures for performances to be video taped.” Karen Trask
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Robyn Love
September 17, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Robyn Love is an artist who lives and works in Newfoundland, Canada. She received a BFA from Cooper Union in New York City in 1988. Love has exhibited at galleries and museums internationally. She participated in the prestigious Artist in the Marketplace program at The Bronx Museum of the Arts and she has received numerous project grants to create new work from foundations and public agencies.

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Colleen Collins
January 20, 2019 - February 23, 2019

I am a Nova Scotia-based interdisciplinary artist. My work centers on temporality, presumptions of sentience, subversion, rhythm, geographies, architectures, the ouroboric and the polyglottic. I’ve studied fine and conceptual art at the Burren College of Art in Ireland, the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, and Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in New Zealand; I’ve studied English at the University of New Brunswick. I’ve studied music through the Royal Conservatory, and in dark bars across lands for years as half of my band Construction & Destruction. I live with animals, regret, appetite, gratitude, and my partner Dave.
– Colleen/Coco Collins

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Lou Sheppard
May 12, 2019 - June 15, 2019

Lou Sheppard is a Canadian artist working in performance and installation practices. Of settler ancestry, Sheppard was raised on unceded Mi’Kmaq territory, and currently lives in K’jiputuk/Halifax. A graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, their work has been exhibited both in Canada and internationally, and was included in the Antarctic Biennale and the Antarctic Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennial. In 2017 Sheppard was selected for the Emerging Atlantic Artist Award by the Hnatyshyn Foundation to complete a program that composes music based on concentrations of sea ice. In 2018 Sheppard will be a guest artist at the University of Huston, a speaker at the The Antarctic Vision Club at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, and will complete a cross Canada speaking tour as part of the Emerging Atlantic Artist Award. They were recently artist-in-residence at the Cité des Arts in Paris with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, and will complete a residency and exhibition with the khyber, and at the Doris McCarthy AIR in Toronto in Spring/Summer 2018.

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Amy Siegel
August 11, 2019 - September 14, 2019

As an artist, educator, and documentarian, I am driven to foster work that combines and confounds notions of activism, art production and audience experience. My interdisciplinary practice spans video, installation, socially-engaged art and performance. I hold an MFA in Documentary Media and an MA in Adult Education and Community Development. I live, play, dream and work in Toronto on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Anishinabek, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

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Jon Sasaki
September 22, 2019 - October 26, 2019

Jon Sasaki is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice brings performance, video, object and installation into a framework where expectation and outcome never align, generating a simultaneous sense of pathos and levity. His work employs reason-based approaches reminiscent of conceptual art while investigating romantic subjects; in this juxtaposition, Sasaki creates humorous, self-exhaustive systems caught in cycles of trial and error.

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