OPENING; SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019
Bonavista Biennale 2019 - FlOE is the second iteration of a month long
contemporary visual arts festival taking place in historic buildings and public sites,
indoor and outdoor locations dispersed throughout the Bonavista Peninsula on the
east coast of Newfoundland.
Newfoundland, while geographically isolated, marks a significant space of cultural
exchange because of its location on migratory and trade routes. Ktaqmkuk, the
Mi’kmaq word for Newfoundland, is traditional unceded Mi’kmaw territory that
became part of the routes connecting North America to Europe. FLOE (re)considers
this history of exchange throughout the broader North Atlantic seaboard with artists
from Newfoundland, Labrador, other parts of Canada, and the northeastern United
States presenting exhibitions and installations that investigate this past and look to its
KELPIES AND OTHER LIFE FORMS – Pop Up Studio Show
BARBARA RAUCH, GEORG MUHLECK, JERRY ROPSON, RICHARD STORMS
August 4 to August 12, 2018 (ONE WEEK ONLY)
Opening Saturday, August 4, 2 to 5pm, remarks at 3pm
Open daily Aug 4-12, 12-5pm
This year 2 Rooms is pleased to present a Pop Up Studio with 4 artists-in-residence at 2 Rooms Artist Residency. Each year selected artists are invited to live and work in the community for a few weeks between June and September. Pop Up is a new initiative inviting visitors and local residents to meet the artists and view their work-in-progress in an informal atmosphere at the gallery.
2018 Museum Display
Sticks and Skulls
a selection of specimens from the collection of naturalist and bone collector John Hegnauer will be on view in the museum August 4-12. John has been carefully collecting and cataloguing bird skulls and other bones for many years around his property on the Bonavista Peninsula. Each bird skull has been preserved in a ziploc bag and identified by name.