Changing Tides: Contemporary Art of Newfoundland and Labrador - January 25 to April 27, 2014


Newfoundland Weekend Festival - February 15 to 17, 2014

Join us for a weekend of art, music, and conversation focusing on the culture of Newfoundland and Labrador.


February 15 - 11 am to 12:30 pm

Changing Tides, Art Encounter with Patricia Grattan

Discover the vibrant Newfoundland and Labrador artistic community with Patricia Grattan, curator of the exhibition Changing Tides, and Pam Hall, an interdisciplinary visual artist, filmmaker, and writer. This public discussion will explore the role of "place" in the contemporary art of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Cost: general public: $25, Free for students with valid ID, McMichael members: $20. Registration required.


February 16 - 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Newfoundland Jazz Ceilidh with Heather Bambrick and Friends

Heather Bambrick, the voice that wakes you up every morning on JAZZ.FM91, is also the winner of multiple National Jazz Awards in the Vocal and Broadcasting categories. Currently based in Toronto, Heather has always enthusiastically acknowledged her Newfoundland roots, drawing inspiration from the East Coast musical tradition and supporting the Newfoundland presence on the national jazz scene. A talented singer and consummate entertainer, Bambrick will bring the spirit of St. John’s merriment to the McMichael. 

The concert will include opening remarks about the exhibition Changing Tides: Contemporary Art of Newfoundland and Labrador at 2:00 pm. From 3:00 to 4:00 pm, an informal discussion entitled “Meet the Curator and Artists” will be held in the gallery spaces. Free with gallery admission.


February 17 (Family Day) - 11:00 am to 3:30 pm

Exploring Newfoundland Art

Explore Newfoundland through music, stories, and art, including a hooked rug workshop. At 1:30 pm, Pam Hall will read from her award winning children's book On the Edge of the Eastern Ocean, as well as from Al Pittman’s Down by Jim Long’s Stage. Free with gallery admission.


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