Works from Sculpture SJ 2022 Workshops

First Time for the Last Time  |  Library & Rotunda Galleries  |  January 13 – March 10, 2023 In the summer of 2022, Saint John Arts Centre had the wonderful opportunity to partner once again with Sculpture Saint John to offer workshops to the public during the International Sculpture Symposium. With the assistance of generous funding by Sculpture Saint John …

Melanie Craig-Hansford

Processing Cedar  |  City Gallery  |  January 13 – March 10, 2023 Artist Statement During the pandemic my artistic practise led me to an investigation of the cedar trees along the shores of the Belleisle Bay in Erbs Cove and the Dutch Point Trail in Hampton. In these past years of turmoil, tragedy, and despair I was able to process …

Kevin Goggan

Time Machine  |  Port Saint John Gallery  |  January 13 – March 10, 2023 Biography Kevin was born in Saint John. He trained as a designer in the 1980’s, when art was a part of the curriculum, particularly drawing. He then worked most of his career on computer, and only in 2014 started to draw and paint again. He works …

Chris Donovan

Stay Solid or Move West  |  Canada Games Gallery Curated by Christiana Myers Biography Chris Donovan is a documentary photographer and educator currently based between Saint John and Toronto. Born in Saint John (1995), his work focuses largely on issues of industrial capitalism and the intersection of communities and industrialization, influenced by his hometown. He holds an MFA from Toronto …

Tom Forrestall

The Sketchbooks of Tom Forrestall  |  City Gallery  |  September 9 – October 28, 2022 About the Exhibition Tom Forrestall, one of Canada’s leading artists, established his early career in New Brunswick; first as a student at Mount Allison University, then as a curator hired by Lord Beaverbrook for his art gallery in Fredericton. Later he established his career as …

Lynn Wigginton

Call of the Running Tide  |  Port Saint John Gallery  |  September 9 – October 28, 2022

Wayfinding

Cross Cultural Creation Residency Artists 2022  |  Upstairs Galleries  |  September 9 – October 28, 2022 Wayfinding Where are we? Where are we going? And how will we get there? Wayfinding brings together a group of ten artists, of varied disciplines and diverse practices, all based in so-called New Brunswick. Catherine Arseneault Maryse Arseneault Angela Beek Jean-Michel Cliche Tara Francis. …

SAQA 2022

Studio Art Quilt Associates: ‘Colour with a U’ / City Gallery / July 8 – September 2, 2022 About the Exhibition Colour with a U is a juried exhibition of 35 art quilts. In Canada, we spell colour with a “u”. We care about the “u”, it makes us unique. We care about the “you”, it brings us together. These artists …

SJAC Instructors Show

We are honoured to feature the work of our most recent instructors at the Saint John Arts Centre. The instructors were encouraged to submit artwork using various media that highlights their work as artists. Their individual expressive voices are the strength of our workshop program, and of course, the Foundation Visual Arts program of NBCCD. This exhibition offers an opportunity …

Owen Munisamy

Sound Vibrations / Canada Games Gallery / July 8 – September 2, 2022 Artist Statement During my university studies, the professor suggested to us that we should seek inspiration from our homes, our family backgrounds, our surroundings. Coming from a musical family it was thus quite normal that I should look to music, especially to the  sculptural forms of wood …