ANNOUNCING Bonavista Biennale 2017
August 17 – September 17
Bonavista Peninsula NL, from King’s Cove to Trinity
One of Canadian Art’s “20 Shows We Want To See In 2017”!
Bonavista Biennale 2017 is a contemporary visual art exhibition launching this summer on the Bonavista Peninsula. Curators Catherine Beaudette and Patricia Grattan are presenting works by 25 leading Newfoundland and other Canadian artists on the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Installed in multiple non-gallery sites and spaces, the Biennale promises a unique encounter with this spectacular area of Newfoundland where history and traditional culture combine with art by both newer and established artists, including Catherine Blackburn, Marlene Creates, John Hartman, Iris Hauessler, Dil Hildebrand, Ned Pratt, Sara Angelucci, Michael Snow and others. Visitors will explore a 50-kilometer loop through picturesque towns, historic outports and stunning coastal landscape to see painting, photography, sculpture, video and other digital work in unexpected locations—a micro-brewery, abandoned fish store, old schoolhouse, out-of-use seal processing plant, beach and more.
Bonavista Biennale 2017 is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts (New Chapter Fund), the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Fund, the Newfoundland Arts Council and a founding sponsorship from Fishers’ Loft in Port Rexton, NL—as well as other corporate sponsors, local businesses and individual donors.
A project of 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects
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Director, 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects