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April 29 - May 10

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is pleased to present Building Home, an exhibition developed out of the Housing First for Youth (HF4Y) program. A team of artists, youth, case managers, and researchers transformed the findings from the program into an art installation that advocates for change in our communities. It will be on display in the Education Centre of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery from April 29th to May 10th.

The life-sized installation immerses viewers in the profound narratives of young individuals navigating housing instability in New Brunswick. Through this project, youth take charge of their narratives, highlighting how the search for safe and stable housing is not straightforward and often involves periods of shuffling through chaos.

By combining art, research, and advocacy, Building Home signals the importance youth have in our communities and aims to promote housing as a human right, promote youth voice, and hold youth housing and support programs to higher standards.

The life-sized installation will be on display at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery's Education Centre from Tuesday, April 30, until May 10. The exhibition is free of charge and can be accessed through the Education Centre doors.

Please note that if you would like to visit the rest of the gallery, regular admission charges apply.

Visit the Building Home website, www.buildinghome.ca, to learn more.

Members Annual Meeting

September 29 at 1 PM: Members, join us in the RBC Learning Centre for the annual meeting. Attendees will receive an additional 10% off your regular member’s discount on a large selection of gallery boutique items!

RSVP by emailing office@beaverbrookartgallery.org.

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery launches its online digital collection of nearly 5000 works of art, along with accompanying digital programming

(Fredericton, New Brunswick, August 23, 2023) – The entire Beaverbrook Art Gallery permanent collection of works is now viewable online on the gallery’s website (www.beaverbrookartgallery.org) for members of the public to study and enjoy, and this is joined with new animated videos and activities for children.

Beginning as a COVID-19 project, the curatorial team at the Beaverbrook undertook the major project of reviewing, documenting, and photographing the entire collection housed at the gallery. Ranging from paintings, to sketches, prints, photographs and sculpture, the entire art collection has been re-catalogued and photographed with a state-of-the-art digital process. The photographs, along with artwork and artist information, have now been uploaded to a browsable database that is available to the public.

John Leroux, our Manager of Collections and Exhibitions, is thrilled to be able to share these new high-quality images of the collection with art lovers around the world. He remarks that, “going through the entire collection during the pandemic allowed us the privilege of digitizing the collection so we could share it, but it also led us to discover many artworks that were all but hidden to viewers. All of the beloved artworks are here, but so are several thousand works that have never been seen by the public.”

Visitors to the Beaverbrook website are encouraged to browse the entire gallery collection and view their favourite works in our collection or explore and admire pieces by artists that they may not have seen before. “While we change out artworks that we have on display from our permanent collection, there are many works that folks may not have seen,” says Tom Smart, Director of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. “This is an excellent opportunity to view all the treasures that the Beaverbrook has to offer, and perhaps discover an interest in a new work or artist that they may have never come across.”

Launching with the digital collection of works are Kidoons videos for youth. These engaging videos, featuring Joe Otter and his pal Billy Mink, showcase their visit to the gallery and what they found on their adventures. The videos are publicly available online in both English and French and can be found here.

To celebrate the launch of the collection, visitors to our website are encouraged to browse the collection, find your favourite work(s), and create a piece in response. This can be a poem, a song, a video, or your own work of art. Share your response on your own social media and tag us and we’ll add it to our collection of responses! We’ll announce and tag the winner on September 4th, who will receive a $50 gift card to our gift shop and free membership to the gallery!

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This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

The digital collection of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery can be found here.

The Kidoons videos can be found here.

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery enriches life through art

Media Contact

Curtis Richardson

Manager of Marketing and Communications

Beaverbrook Art Gallery

703 Queen Street, P.O. 605

Fredericton, NB E3B 5A6

Email: crichardson@beaverbrookartgallery.org

www.beaverbrookartgallery.org

(Fredericton, New Brunswick, June 19, 2023) – Out of an extremely strong field of nominated artists from across Atlantic Canada, the inaugural Theodore Prize is awarded to Newfoundland artist Will Gill.

Will Gill earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mount Allison University in 1991, with a focus on sculpture. He has maintained a studio practice since graduation, evolving from a solely sculptural exploration, to one that encompasses photography, painting, sculpture and video work.

Career highlights of Will Gill include a commission for a large-scale installation at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche (2012), inclusion in a collateral exhibition at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), participation in The Arctic Circle Artist Residency in Svalbard Norway (2014) and a solo exhibition in the 2017 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto. In the summer of 2017, he installed a site-specific sculpture in Maberly, NL, as part of the inaugural Bonavista Biennale. A recent solo exhibition, From The Lion’s Den, stemmed from a Fogo Island Arts residency (2017) and was exhibited at The Grenfell Art Gallery Memorial University in 2020. The Scotiabank Photography Award longlisted his work for the 2021 competition. His works have been disseminated widely and are in many public, private and corporate collections throughout Canada. He lives and works in St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

The recipient of the Theodore Prize is awarded by a jury of four arts professionals, including Jury Chair Ray Cronin, Independent Curator and Author, Nova Scotia, Dr. John Leroux, Director of the Marion McCain Institute for Atlantic Canadian Art at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Christeen Francis, Executive Director, St. Michaels Printshop, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Pan Wendt, Curator, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Prince Edward Island.

Jury Chair, Ray Cronin, says on behalf of the jury: “Will Gill’s work concentrates on moments between the sublime and the banal, the known and the unknown, presence and absence. He is doing something enigmatic and hard to pin down in his work, and as a result risks failure. But his risk-taking often succeeds, leading to a practice grounded in place, that is poignant and perceptive about life here. He works with and in the Newfoundland landscape in a unique way, making the picturesque strange. It is fitting that he ended up in Newfoundland, because he feels right at home on the edge.”

The Theodore Prize is a family-funded initiative led by the Throop Family Foundation to celebrate the professional accomplishments of an Atlantic Canadian visual artist. Stemming from a desire to give something back to the Atlantic Canadian Visual Arts Community, the prize is named for a special family member who exemplified generosity and good will. Administered by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Theodore Prize is an annual award of $20,000 given to an Atlantic Canadian artist whose work displays a high level of artistic and creative excellence, a command of the artist’s medium, and an acknowledged level of regard from the Atlantic Canadian curatorial/gallery community.

“The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is honored to administer the Theodore Prize on behalf of the Throop Family Foundation. It is very exciting to celebrate Atlantic Canadian artists, and we are very happy to see the Theodore Prize be awarded to an excellent artist from St. John’s Newfoundland who also has artwork in our collection.” says Beaverbrook Art Gallery Director, Tom Smart. “We look forward to highlighting Will’s accomplishments through this award and we encourage Atlantic Canadian artists to check next spring when applications open for the 2024 Theodore Prize.”

You can learn more about Will’s art by visiting his website at williamgill.ca.

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High resolution photos of Will Gill’s work are available upon request.

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery enriches life through art

Media Contact

Curtis Richardson

Manager of Marketing and Communications

Beaverbrook Art Gallery

703 Queen Street, P.O. 605

Fredericton, NB E3B 5A6

Email: crichardson@beaverbrookartgallery.org

www.beaverbrookartgallery.org

In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery will be exhibiting important artworks and cultural items by Canadian Indigenous artists. A number of these are accompanied by descriptions in their respective Indigenous language. We are committed to continuing to work with Indigenous artists, curators, and translators.

On this day, we will be following our holiday hours. The gallery will be open to the public from 12-5 PM on September 30. Visitors are encouraged to visit the many exhibitions of Indigenous art on display and reflect on the importance of the day.

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is reviving in more ways than one. With a spectacular new facade and revamped internal systems, we need YOU to be part of our passionate team!

Job: Business Services Assistant  

Position profile:

Under the general supervision of the Business Services Manager, the Business Services Assistant provides administrative assistance to the Business Services Office and the Gallery’s management team.  

Key Responsibilities:

Financial:

Administrative:

Qualifications:

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery “enriches life through art.”  We bring art and community together in a dynamic cultural environment dedicated to the highest standards in exhibitions, programming, education and stewardship.

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

To apply for this position, please submit your résumé to Sandra Nickerson, Business Services Manager by email at HR@beaverbrookartgallery.org

Application deadline: Ongoing until a suitable candidate has been selected

(The Gallery thanks all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.)

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