Gather: A Year of the Arts Exhibition

Display Date: 
May 18 - September 22, 2024
Level 3 Main Art Gallery

Co-curators: Rose Bouthillier and Mireille Eagan

Artists include
: Brian Amadi, Dinah Andersen, Alex Antle, Sylvia Bendsza, Ethel Brown, Fanny Broomfield, Anne Meredith Barry, Sid Butt, Marlene Creates, Heather Campbell, Hazel Eckert, Pam Hall, Gilbert Hay, Josie Lethbridge, Michael Massie, Ossie Michelin, Mary Ann Penashue, Shawn O’Hagan, Barry Pottle, Mary Pratt, Christopher Pratt, Garmel Rich, Daniel Rumbolt, Megan Samms, Katrina Tompkins, Larry Weyand, Jessica Winters

In this Year of the Arts, we honour the vital role of artists in the lands often known as Newfoundland and Labrador. Gather highlights this province’s growing creative community, which is rooted in close-knit ties and a strong sense of place. Artworks by beloved figures sit alongside recent and newly commissioned pieces, reflecting the importance of intergenerational conversations. Throughout, Gather is rooted in the many ways art brings us together—whether in celebration, remembrance, or solidarity. 

About the Curators

Rose Bouthillier is a contemporary art curator and writer based in Maberly, NL. She currently serves as the Artistic Director of Bonavista Biennale.

Mireille Eagan is Curator of Contemporary Art at The Rooms.

This exhibition hosts “Together,” a film program curated by Ossie Michelin:

May 17 - June 9

Jennie Williams
Nalujuk Night | Nalujuk Unnunga (2021)
Runtime: 13 minutes
Language: two versions, alternating between Inuktitut and English subtitles
Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada

June 10 - July 1

Three Thousand (2017)
Runtime: 14 minutes
Language: two versions, alternating between Inuktitut and English subtitles
Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada

July 2 - July 21

Kim O'Bomsawin with Terre Innue
Je m'appelle Humain/Call Me Human (2020)
Runtime: 52 minutes
Language: French with English subtitles
Director: Kim O’Bomsawin

July 22 - Aug 11

Nancy Ghertner
Voices from the Barrens: Native People, Blueberries and Sovereignty (2020)
Runtime: 56 minutes
Language: English, Passamaquoddy, Mi'kmaq
Director: Nancy Ghertner
Canadian Mi’kmaq Director and Translator: Brian Francis

Aug 12 - Sept 2

David Borish (Director/Producer)
Herd: Inuit Voices on Caribou (2022)
Runtime: 15 minutes
Language: English with Inuktitut subtitles
Director/Producer: David Borish; Producers: Ashlee Cunsolo, Sherilee L. Harper; Co-Producers: Inez Shiwak, Jamie Snook, Michele Wood, Amy Hudson, Charlene Kippenhuck, Aaron Dale, Charlie Flowers, George Russell Jr., Meredith Purcell, Jim Goudie, Joseph Townley

Sept 3 - Sept 22

Glenn Gear
Beach Heart (2021)
Runtime: 2 minutes and 5 seconds
Courtesy of the artist

Image:  Ethel Brown. Sustenance (2017). Photo print mounted on di-bond. Image courtesy of the artist.