Harbour is a sprawling curatorial project that includes a group exhibition, events, and a book publication. Following tangents of thought rooted in memory, the exhibition features the work of nine contemporary artists with strong ties to New Brunswick. A blend of archival imagery and contemporary art spirals out from the title word harbour, a geographic term that is both emblematic of the Maritimes and poetically evokes safekeeping, this project composes a polyphony of local lore. The works speak to the human experience of inhabiting a coastal area and being inhabited by things we cannot let go; building a collective voice through the etymology of the commonly used maritime descriptor for our locale: Harbour.
Curated by Amy Ash.
Artist in Residence: Alisa Arsenault
February 11 - 21
Our latest Artist in Residence is Alisa Arsenault, whose work Nattage VII you may have already noticed in our current exhibition Harbour. During her residency, Arsenault will advance her photography project, Nattages et Postiches, by inviting visitors to have the backs of their heads photographed. She will also encourage participants to write down a lie they have told recently, however big or small, and drop it anonymously into a wooden box. Arsenault will be working in the Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio.
Artist in Residence: Alanna Baird
February 25 - March 6
Up next in the Bruno Bobak Artist in Residence Studio is Alanna Baird, who will be with us from February 25th to March 6th. Baird will be working with a new medium - a 3D printing pen - to create three-dimensional sculptures re-interpreting pieces from the Beaverbrook’s permanent collection. Visit Baird in the studio to see her process in action!
Members Only Tour
March 5, 6 pm
Each month we feature a members only tour of the exhibitions. Join a docent for a tour of the exhibition, Harbour. Contact the Front Desk to RSVP before March 1 at 458-2028, or firstname.lastname@example.org; let us know how many people are attending and in which language you would prefer.