Mary MacDonald

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About the Curator:

Mary MacDonald was an artist, writer, and independent curator currently residing in St. John’s, NL. She was interested in alternative locations for contemporary art and contemporary artists working within rural communities and contexts.

It is with deep sadness, fond reflections, and heavy hearts that all of us at Atlantis (Association of Artist-Run Centres from the Atlantic) acknowledge the passing of Mary Florence MacDonald,  a lively, talented, influential and dedicated member of our community, and most recently, our Flotilla curatorial team. Mary contributed a great deal to the writing of our major grants, the creative visioning, curatorial framework, and most of all, the core mindset of the flotilla concept.

 

Tributes & Legacy Projects:

Michael McCormack, “Mary MacDonald’s Contribution and Legacy,”  Flotilla , 2019.

Michael McCormack, “Mary MacDonald’s Contribution and Legacy,” Flotilla, 2019.

Mary MacDonald, “Art Out W(here)?,” TEDxFortTownshend, 20 Apr 2013.

Sarah Smellie, “'She was a difference-maker:' Mary MacDonald, celebrated artist, writer, and organizer dies at 32,”  CBC News , July 19, 2017.

Sarah Smellie, “'She was a difference-maker:' Mary MacDonald, celebrated artist, writer, and organizer dies at 32,” CBC News, July 19, 2017.

A foundation has been set up by Eastern Edge in Mary’s honour to support independent curatorial projects. In partnership with Visual Arts Newfoundland and Labrador, the Mary MacDonald Foundation relaunched the ART=WORK campaign to support independent curatorial projects in Newfoundland and Labrador. Get yours  here !

A foundation has been set up by Eastern Edge in Mary’s honour to support independent curatorial projects. In partnership with Visual Arts Newfoundland and Labrador, the Mary MacDonald Foundation relaunched the ART=WORK campaign to support independent curatorial projects in Newfoundland and Labrador. Get yours here!

Mary Florence MacDonald, “Obituary,” July 18, 2017.

Mary Florence MacDonald, “Obituary,” July 18, 2017.