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“Goodnight Moon: a Rhythm, a Tempo” by Matthew-Robin Nye is now open!

November 10, 2022

(Fredericton, NB) – The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is excited to open on November 9th a travelling installation from Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre based on the beloved children’s book, “Goodnight Moon: A Rhythm, a Tempo.”

Montreal-based contemporary artist Matthew-Robin Nye has created this solo art installation to reflect many of the elements in the children’s book written by Margaret Wise Brown. It is a full-scale replica of the story’s famous room, exact to the last detail including “a tiny toy house and a young mouse, a comb, and a brush and a bowl full of mush and a quiet old lady who was whispering ‘hush’.”

John Leroux, the Beaverbrook’s Manager of Collections and Exhibitions says that he was “enchanted and filled with wonder and child-like excitement the first time I saw the immersive ‘Goodnight Moon’ installation in St. Andrews. I immediately knew that we had to bring it to Fredericton to share with our public of all ages – even if it was only possible for a few weeks.”

“Sunbury Shores is delighted that the art installation, originally created by artist Matthew-Robin Nye for St Andrews, will be available for more New Brunswickers to experience,” said Caroline Walker, Sunbury Shores’ Artistic Director.

The installation is intended to foster curiosity, dialogue, and – hopefully – understanding of the book and its underlying message of finding deeper meaning in what is before our eyes. Visitors are encouraged to walk through and interact with the installation which will be on display in the Harriet Irving Gallery space from November 9 until November 28, 2022.

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Media Contacts

Curtis Richardson

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Beaverbrook Art Gallery

703 Queen Street, P.O. 605

Fredericton, NB E3B 5A6


Caroline Walker

Artistic Director

Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre

139 Water St., St Andrews, NB E5B 1A7