In/Visible Charlotte Wilson-Hammond

Charlotte Wilson-Hammond’s exhibition, In/Visible, will be coming to ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, on May 20th. There will be a reception on Sunday, May 27, 1-3pm.

In/Visible
‘My shadow rests lightly on the land…fleeting and ephemeral’

During the last fifty years, Charlotte Wilson-Hammond has used her body as a way of accessing the strength, sensuality, vulnerability, beauty, and now the fragility of the female form, all part of the eternal cycle of birth, growth, regeneration, and death.

Three years ago, the artist began a new series of conté drawings and shadow photograph/print/drawings, once again using herself as the subject. In this new work, Wilson-Hammond reflects on the fragility, vulnerability and yet the beauty and strength of this timeless human condition, noting that one of the most mystifying aspects of aging is that one’s presence is diminished within the general public, often to the point of invisibility. The final body of work consists of large (3’x 41/2’) drawings using photographs of Charlottes’s shadow in the landscape. These are then digitally manipulated, printed on semi-transparent mylar with the resulting image then worked with coloured pencil.

For the curatorial component, Wilson-Hammond had proposed Tila Kellman as the curator for the exhibition. Unfortunately, Tila was in a tragic accident in May 2017, and is now is a nursing home. Because of this, the work has taken on another dimension, emphasizing the truly transient nature of life. Katie Belcher, artist and former director of Eyelevel Gallery stepped into the role of curator.

Charlotte Wilson-Hammond is a visual artist living and working on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. For the past forty years, Charlotte has been an active advocate for the Arts, provincially and nationally. She was a founding member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Eyelevel Gallery and the Coalition for Arts and Culture. As well she has served on the Board of Governors of the Nova Scotia College of Art, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Conference of the Arts and Canadian Artists Representation. She is currently the past Chair of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust as well as serving on the Board of the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia.

Katie Belcher is an artist, curator, and cultural worker currently based in Vancouver, Canada.

Amanda McCavour’s Living Room will open on Sunday, July 8, 1 – 3 pm.

Take a workshop with Amanda at ARTsPLACE – August 25 & 26
Experimental Surfaces: Machine Stitching, Water Soluble Stabilizer and Unexpected Materials with Amanda McCavour
2-day Workshop
August 25 & 26 10 am – 4 pm
$155 ARCAC / SOFAAR members
$175 for Non-member
PLUS materials fee $35 per person.
Maximum 13
Each participant must bring a sewing machine.
Includes a tour of Amanda’s Exhibition, at ARTsPLACE, ed by the artist.
Information and registration HERE

Ambivalently Yours in our Library Space, opening Sunday, July 8, 1 – 3 pm.

Join the artist on Friday, July 6, 4 – 6 pm. Inspired by the idea that talking and making collectively in a safe setting can facilitate and inspire feminist action, artist Ambivalently Yours invites members of the public to join her for a collaborative drawing workshop on July 6th, 2018. This activity will mirror aspects of the artist’s online practice which uses drawing, personal experience and anonymity as a means to expand the limits of empathy and feminist discussions. Aspects of the workshop will be added to artist’s ongoing site-specific installation entitled “As Seen on Tumblr” which will open at ARCAC on July 8th. This workshop is open to participants of all ages, gender identities, and artistic levels. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required for numbers, email arcac@ns.aliantzinc.ca