NQ Event: Sharing the Stage

October 2018

Sharing the Stage: Memorial University and the Arts Community in NL

It seems like everyone you meet here is an artist…

Newfoundland and Labrador punches above its weight when it comes to arts and culture. From comedy and theatre, to music and writing, the arts of this province have helped make Newfoundland and Labrador creativity famous from coast to coast.

While there may be something in the water, another thing that many arts initiatives have had in common is a connection to Memorial. From the culturally defining comedy of CODCO that was supported through Memorial Extension, to the scores of writing collectives that have emerged from the English Department, the partnerships between our arts communities and Memorial have enriched our sense of who we are as a province.

Join us for a conversation between some of the characters behind the initiatives, including Andy Jones, Greg Malone, Pam Hall, Melissa Barbeau, and Ian Sutherland as they discuss community university collaboration in the arts, today, yesterday, and into the future.

Tickets are $10 and are available at https://event-wizard.com/events/SharingTheStage/

All proceeds will go directly to NL artists and writers through NQonline.ca.

A wine and cheese reception will follow the event, with music provided by Mary Barry.

We’d like to thank our sponsor, Alt Hotel St. John’s for their support!

This event is being presented as part of People, Place, and Public Engagement, a conference about community-university collaboration. For more information, please see www.mun.ca/publicengagement/pppconference.

Image by Pam Hall.

Teresa Connors’ Immersive Audio-Visual Installation Currents at Sound Symposium XIX

BY Eva Crocker

Suddenly ripples started appearing on the large screen, like you see on the surface on of a pond at the beginning of a downpour. On two of the smaller screens the tide tugged unfurled waves back out into the bay; another showed mint-coloured lichen on a grey rock; a third played water gurgling in and out of a tide pool. I could feel the bunny-rabbit thump of blood coursing through my heart and it was correlating with the steady tick in the soundscape.