Future Possible: Art of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1949 to Present
Taking place on the 70th anniversary of Confederation with Canada, this exhibition gathers close to 100 artworks, images and objects from across The Rooms art gallery, archives and museum collections to ask questions about how histories are told and re-told. The exhibition examines the period after Confederation in 1949, placing historical works in conversation with works by contemporary artists. This is the second part of a ground-breaking, two-part series that looks at the art history and iconography of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The exhibition will be accompanied in Fall 2019 by a major publication that marks the first comprehensive art history of the province.
Artists include: Angela Antle, Anne Meredith Barry, Jordan Bennett, David Blackwood, Manfred Buchheit, Andrea Cooper, Marlene Creates, Barb Daniell, Emily Critch, Michael Flaherty, Kym Greeley, Barb Hunt, Jonathan S. Green, Marc Losier, Marlene MacCallum, Michael Massie, Meagan Musseau, Helen Parsons Shepherd, Reginald Shepherd, Robert Pilot, Christopher Pratt, Mary Pratt, Gerald Squires, Melissa Tremblett, and Don Wright.
Image: Jordan Bennett. tamiow tle’owin. (2016). Photos on Aluminum with video projection mapping, print on canvas. 304.8 x 335.28 cm. Commissioned by: the Campbelltown Arts Centre in partnership with UNSW Art and Design, the Canada Council for the Arts and Winga Myamly Reconciliation Group. Collection of the artist. Photo: Jordan Bennett