Megan Musseau, Vivian Ross-Smith, Jane Walker
SHED Talks: I am a rock
Presented by Eastern Edge
Moderator: Hannah Morgan
Panelists: Meagan Musseau, Vivian Ross-Smith, Jane Walker
Beaconsfield Carriage House
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 1:30pm-4pm
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Eastern Edge (St. John’s, NL) presents SHED Talks, the meta-conference which features a series of conversations in shed-like structure. Focusing on new modes of creative expression by NL, NB and NS-based Indigenous multi-disciplinary artists, musicians, poets, and performance artists, this panel aims to create an inclusive entry point into the process of revisiting, telling and re-telling of personal and collective histories while navigating the art world.
This session explores the role of traditional knowledge in contemporary art and exhibition-making on an island. The panel will engage and encourage conversations around new forms of art production and knowledge based in the traditional practices of isolated regions of the North Atlantic, including the Shetland islands. Discussion will reveal experiences of contemporary artists, Megan Musseau, Vivian Ross-Smith, and Jane Walker, working on islands and in communities shaped by their surrounding coastlines.