Thaddeus Holownia to speak at the Bridgewater Photo Club on October 23 – Doors open at 6:30 Location – The MARC, 33 Leary Fraser Road

On October 23rd at 6:30 pm the Bridgewater Photo Club is pleased to have Thaddeus Holownia as their guest speaker for the evening. The Photo Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays every month from September to May. Meetings are held at the MARC 33 Leary Fraser Road.

For more information on the guest speakers, field trips and photo contests visit the club’s website at Bridgewaterphotoclub.ca or email us at info@bridgewaterphotoclub.ca. Non-members are welcome to attend; donations towards club activities are gratefully accepted. Weather-related cancellations will be posted on the club’s website.

Thaddeus will be bringing his camera equipment (Wisner Technical Field Camera (circa 2003) 7”x17” format and Chamonix Camera 10”x12” format) his books (Eastport, Nature of Nature, Silver Ghost, Ova Aves, Ironworks, Icarus (Falling of Birds) and Tantramar Revisited and perhaps some prints for display and discussion, participants are encouraged to arrive at 6:30. The meeting will start at 6:45. The books will be available for purchase.

Join Thaddeus as he shares of lifetime of documenting the complex and often deteriorating relationship between man and his environment. Using the unique combination his visual artist, teaching, letterpress printing and publishing skills he has told stories that capture our world in a deep and meaningful way. “The meaning that resides in my bodies of work goes beyond visual description; they stand as a history of the play between human intervention and the landscape. The result is both an anecdote of an ordinary place and a metaphor for our relationship to place and environment. What emerges is a sense of vulnerability and the inexorable force of time.” To see his work visit https://holownia.com/ and http://anchoragepress.ca/.

Thaddeus Holownia, is a visual artist, letterpress printer and publisher. He serves as a Research Professor in the Fine Arts Department at Mount Allison University in Sackville New Brunswick.

Holownia’s work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions solo and group, including in 2017, The Nature of Nature a 40 year survey of his work curated by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. His 1998 mid career retrospective exhibition Extended Vision was toured by the National Gallery of Canada across Canada and to Mexico. His photographs have been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Monet’s Legacy: Series, Order and Obsession at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany and Car Culture at the Heckscher Museum in Huntington NY.

Holownia is a Fulbright Fellow and elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy. Recent awards include the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for High Achievement in the Visual Arts from artsNB and the Order of New Brunswick.