PROFESSIONAL PROJECT GRANTS — SPRING 2019 — WESTERN
Ivan White St. George’s
May 20 to Feb. 14, 2020 Community Confined Support for writing and research toward the development of an Indigenous (Mi’kmaq) film that will explore community storytelling and preserving oral history.
Lucas Morneau Corner Brook
May 15 to Nov. 1, 2019 Mascuerade
Support for the creation of the exhibition consisting of seven photographic diptychs, with each panel 18 by 21 inches in size, as well as the masks photographed in the series.
Robert Hengeveld Corner Brook
$10,000 July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2020 deadweight in wanting Support for the development of a short video project of a looping, non-linear film exploring an ambiguous and slightly absurd relationship between an individual and a large floating rock that plays out over a canoe expedition.
Robyn Love Gillams
June 1, 2019, to May 31, 2020 Branks
Support to create a series of bridles and host gatherings discussing the history of women being silenced and finding their voice. The work is based on a device called a Scold’s Bridle or Branks used in the Middle Ages in England and Scotland, used on women who spoke up in a way that was deemed disagreeable.
Meagan Musseau Corner Brook
June 1 to Dec. 1, 2019 Re/Awakening Support to create the body of work, Re/Awakening, consisting of a new media installation and a series of neon plexiglass sculptures. The installation will provide a visualization of Mi’kmaw words in relation to the land and my body. Re/Awakening will also headline Meagan Musseau’s solo exhibition at Grunt Gallery in Vancouver, B.C., running from March 13 to April 25, 2020.
Shawn O’Hagan Corner Brook
June 1 to Aug. 31, 2019 kokodis
Support to create three to five larger pieces (approximately 4-by-6 feet) working intuitively with abstract textile collage objects using mostly vintage and second-hand textiles and incorporating labour intensive textile techniques such as stitching, beading, and applique.
D’Arcy Wilson Corner Brook
May 15, 2019 to Feb. 1, 2020 To the Father and to the Son: a response to the Thomas McCulloch Museum Support to create a new body of work in response to a historic museum collection in Halifax, N.S. — the Thomas McCulloch Museum at Dalhousie University. Their goal was to collect and “protect” a record of species in the region, yet despite their sincere efforts, these collecting impulses are permeated with brutality and excess.
Source: Arts NL