April 26, 2022

Putting Down Roots

Featuring artwork by Melanie Craig-Hansford, Helga Lobb, Fabiola Martinez, and Indu Varma.

March 5 – April 30, 2022

Exhibition Opens Saturday, March 5

Artist Talk: April 2, 2:00 p.m. Online via Zoom. Email info@axartscentre.ca for the Zoom invitation.

Join us in welcoming Putting Down Roots to the gallery, from March 5 to April 30, 2022.

Putting Down Roots, curated by AX volunteer and professional artist Bonny Hill, features New Brunswick visual artists Melanie Craig-Hansford, Helga Lobb, Fabiola Martinez, and Indu Varma. Their work is distinct and deeply personal, yet reflects a shared experience of choosing to make a life in New Brunswick.

There will be a free online artists’ talk on April 2 at 2:00 p.m., hosted by Bonny Hill, where the artists will discuss their work and take questions from the audience. Email info@axartscentre.ca for the Zoom link.

April 18, 2023

Sackville Blog 5

How do I depict a group of settlers that lived here in the 17th and 18th century? Representing the Acadians proved to be quite challenging. I couldn’t find images that would tell the story of Acadians and depict their existence in the Tantramar area. There are some paintings by some artists, but not actual photographs.

April 10, 2023

Sackville Blog 4

Who to Represent and How? There are multiple groups of inhabitants that lived, worked, and prospered in the Tantramar area. How do I represent them? Which images should I choose and what aspects to depict? This was a constant dialogue in my mind.