The Confederation Centre Art Gallery will host its first opening events since early 2020 this weekend and is inviting the public to celebrate three new exhibitions.
The new exhibitions include St. John’s, N.L.,-based Mi’kmaw painter Nelson White, whose portrait series Tukien (Awaken) celebrates Indigenous artists and activists. This project is a collaboration with the Grenfell Art Gallery (Corner Brook) and co-curated by Mathew Hills and Pan Wendt.
The other two new shows are Give Me Shelter, which features 13 artists from St. John’s, and Alexis Bellavance: ốps, a video installation looking at the constant and regular breathing of the sea and sky by the Montreal-based artist.
The gallery has scheduled a two-day opening, including a ticketed sit-down event tonight and an afternoon of public tours on Saturday. Both events require pre-booking and spaces are limited.
Tonight’s opening runs from 7:30-9 p.m. Patrons can meet the artists, view the new works, hear live music and enjoy appetizers and drinks, all included in a $25 ticket. Tables of two or four are available; tickets can be purchased in person at the Confederation Centre Box Office, or by calling 902-566-1267.
Saturday’s guided tours are free-of-charge and will each run for 45 minutes, with a maximum of 10 people per tour. Pre-registration is required for one of four timeslots: 1, 1:15, 2 and 2:15 p.m. Interested patrons should RSVP to Evan Furness at 902-628-6112 or [email protected].