A Visual Snapshot

Indu Varma ©2022

The installation, 'Sackville: A Visual snapshot' features images of Sackville's history on ceramic tiles set into a contemporary motif of a ship. I present to the people of Sackville, images from the past that they can relate to.

These images are transferred by the photolithography technique. Through this mural, I bring to the forefront images of the unique landscape of Tantramar marsh, the history of shipbuilding, of foundries, of educational institutions, of businesses, and of the various groups who inhabited this area.

As a multidisciplinary artist, I have been painting, printmaking and making ceramic sculptures for fifteen years. 

I am proud to be a Sackville resident since 1969. This town has nurtured and sustained me for more than five decades. This town is very dear to my heart. This project is my way of paying a homage to this town. 

Funding and support for this project have been provided by the following organizations.

L’AAAPNB (L'Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick)
Acadian Historical Village
McKenzie College
Mount Allison University Archives
Nova Scotia Archives 
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
Punch Branding Inc
Tantramar Heritage Trust
Town of Sackville
Westmorland Historical Society

Sincere thanks to the following individuals who contributed toward the success of this project.  

Aiken, Ronald
Attlee, Roger
Belliveau, Renée
Best, Percy
Bogaard, Paul
Bogdanov, Kristina
Bourque, Paul Édouard
Castelino, Ethan
Castelino, Nirmala
Collins, Gerry
Cormier, Jeanne-Mance
Cotton, Alice
Crossman, Fred
Eaton, Margaret
Fisher, Meredith
Francis, Brian
Fullerton, David, and Diane
Hubert, Ann
Knockwood, Patricia
LeBlanc, Bernard
Mawhinney, David
Mesheau, Shawn
Miller, Kieran
Nay, Alex
Read, Nancy
Santori, Fabrizio
Scobie, Charlie
Smith, Al
Trenholm, Austin
Ulmer, Marie
Valanne, Karen