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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Internship Opportunity
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Summer Programming Coordinator
$14/hour
35 hours per week
May 6 to August 30, 201

The Summer Programming Coordinator will work with the staff to plan and facilitate our summer program, lead our Friday noontime fundraising BBQs, assist with the week-long Summer Video Camp for youth, and participate in the diverse day-to-day activities at the centre over the busy summer months. Digital engagement is a key aspect of the role and the Summer Programming Coordinator will be trained to use our audio and video equipment in order to document our diverse activities and will use digital platforms including our website and social media to engage with the broader public.

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The Sweetest Little Thing
February 14, 2019

Owens Art Gallery, 61 York St, Sackville, NB

The Sweetest Little Thing is the most important annual fundraising event for The Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre. Presented in partnership on Valentine’s Day, since 1999, The Sweetest Little Thing combines a contemporary art auction with a cake walk in a fun and entertaining evening. The event has become a seasonal highlight for the community, featuring artists, friends and supporters from across the country and beyond. The funds raised go directly to the ongoing programming at both galleries.
www.sweetestlittlething.ca

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Madeleine Mayo
March 31, 2019 – May 4, 2019

Madeleine Mayo (b. 1981, London, On, Canada) holds a BFA in Painting from OCADU (The Ontario College of Art and Design University) and an MFA from Concordia University. Mayo’s practice is situated at the interstices of painting and sculpture which employs figurative and abstract tropes as a vehicle to engage with the formal and effective experience of colour, mimetic representation, and of her own subjective relationship to these objects as manifestations of love and desire. Mayo currently lives and works in Montreal, and has also done so British Columbia, Nunavut, and Ontario.

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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.

Sheppard’s recent work has been focused on processes of translation, particularly translations between meaning systems that do not align in conventional ways. Working with a range of source materials (diagnostic criteria, environmental data, field recordings and field samples) they work in a variety of media and disciplines, producing musical compositions, choreographies, drawings and other poetic gestures. These interpretations interrogate the meaning of the source material and point to alternative epistemologies—disrupting empirical modes of assessment. Sheppard’s work is characterized by archival and museological models of exhibition, which allow for the centring of process, often returning to scientific language in the title and descriptions of the work. In its exhibition the work often appears as evidence of process, including schematics, research, and records of performance, inviting engagement with the process itself, as well as the result.

lousheppard.com

Image credit: Léa Giardin

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Super 8 Hotel Film Festival
Summer 2019

Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre is pleased to announce the 20th 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).

If you would like to participate in this year’s festival, here’s what you need to know:

  • Contact Gallery – Email us at faucet@strutsgallery.ca or phone 536-1211 to sign up and order film. No deadline to register but film supplies are limited so let us know as soon as possible.
  • Shoot Film – Participants will have access to Super 8 cameras, lights, tripods and rigging as well as technical assistance.
  • Process Film – Black & White film can be hand processed at Struts & Faucet, or sent to a custom film lab for processing. The deadline for lab processing of film is July 6th.
  • Screening Film – This fabulous event will take place outdoors in late July (weather permitting).
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    Anna Hawkins
    June 23, 2019 - July 27, 2019

    Anna Hawkins is an artist based in Montreal, Canada. She works primarily with video and is concerned with the ways that images, gestures and information are transmitted, transformed and experienced online. Group exhibitions and screenings include the UCLA New Wight Biennial (Los Angeles, USA), the WRO Media Art Biennale (​Wrocław​, PL), and ​The ​Laocoön​ Dilemma​ at Galerie Sturm (Nürnberg, DE). She has exhibited a solo projects at Artspace (Peterborough, CA, 2015), Centre Clark (Montreal, CA, 2016) Eastern Edge Gallery (St. John’s, NL, 2016), and Untitled Art Society (Calgary, CA, 2018).

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    Gesig Isaac & Jamie Ross
    August 11, 2019 - September 14, 2019

    Gesig Isaac and Jamie Ross propose an interdisciplinary social practice and time-based project grounded in the art of healing. Reacting to a political climate in which our survival as queer people, witches and contemporary artists is consistently rendered precarious, the concept of magical self-defence drives this work.

    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.

    His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Ottawa Art Gallery, (Ottawa, ON); the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, (Lethbridge, AB); the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as a 2015 performance project at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Sasaki has participated in recent group exhibitions at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, (Seoul, South Korea,) Prince Takamado Gallery, Canadian Embassy in Japan, (Tokyo); Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Art, (Tokyo, Japan); and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto, ON). He has completed recent public art commissions for Sheridan College, (Oakville, ON) and the City of Barrie Ontario, and along with collaborator Jennifer Davis was the recipient of a 2017 Concepts award from the Ontario Association of Architects. His video work has screened at the MCA (Sydney, Australia); Brick + Mortar Film Festival, (Greenfield, MA) and the Images Festival (Toronto, ON). He was the recipient of the 2015 Canadian Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize (Dufftown, Scotland.) Sasaki holds a BFA from Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB) and is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto.

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    Cynthia Naggar
    March 30, 2020 – May 1, 2020

    Cynthia Naggar refines herself in digital art. Always pushing boundaries of her art, she innovates into public interactivity using video, sound and biofeedback. She has this desire to make visible the invisible in us. A minimalist work that illustrates a very primitive relationship between man and machine, but that somewhat questions the public about their presence in space and in the time that they occupy.

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    Amy Siegel
    May 4, 2020 - June 5, 2020

    As an artist, educator, and documentarian, I am driven to foster work that 

    combines and confounds notions of activism, art production and audience experience. 

    Benjamin Evans
    June 8, 2020 - July 10, 2020

    Benjamin Evans is an artist and writer currently based in the French Alps. He has zero formal training in data visualization, computer programming, MATLab, signal processing or sleep science in general. Originally from the Canadian province of Newfoundland, he has also spent seven years living in New York City where he directed the non-profit gallery NURTUREart and was active in the Brooklyn arts scene. He has exhibited previous bodies of work professionally in both Canadian and New York venues. While living in Paris, Evans opened the itinerant gallery project Projective City, which exhibited the work of emerging artists in Paris, New York and virtual spaces in between. He holds five degrees, including a PhD in philosophy and an MFA in mixed media, and has taught at several institutions, including the Alberta College of the Arts, The Parsons School of Design in New York and Parsons Paris. Having completed his PhD, he has recently returned to making art full time.

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