Day 2 | Art Marathon Festival | Your Own Grad School

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Date(s) - 14/08/2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Eastern Edge Gallery



Cliff Eyland and Jeanne
Randolph’s Your Own Grad School Public Critique, Eastern Edge Gallery, 10am-12pm

Come down to Eastern Edge and watch what a grad school critique looks like between five grad students and two professors.

Your Own Grad School offers a playful glimpse into graduate level art school. Local artistsIlia Nicoll, Steve Evans, Maria Mercer, David Tuck, and Trevor White have been invited to take part in a two week residency from August 1st to the 14th in Eastern Edge Gallery leading up to the festival, culminating in a public critique and graduation ceremony lead by Cliff Eyland and Jeanne Randolph.

The five artists-in-residence will be developing their practices, theories, and installations throughout the two weeks, preparing to discuss the work with “professors” Cliff and Jeanne in an open forum. This is not an academic exercise but a call on artists to take control of their lives, to take risks on their own, and to take charge of their art through discussion and a shared work environment.

Cliff Eyland is a painter, writer and a curator. He studied at Holland College, Mount Allison University, and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

For the past twenty-five years Dr. Jeanne Randolph, psychoanalyst, theorist, critic, art writer, and performer, has published consistently and lectured widely in universities and galleries across the country and abroad. Her lectures have evolved into performative events that are better understood as a form of research interpreting art and culture.

For more information please visit The Art Marathon Festival will take place August 13-17 2014 throughout St. John’s.

The Art Marathon Festival is a celebration of contemporary artistic practice held each August in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Local, national and international artists come together to present unique performances of their work, share skills in public workshops, take part in provoking discussions and participate in a 24 hour marathon of live art making. The festival is organized by Eastern Edge Gallery: a not for profit artist-run centre committed to exhibiting contemporary art in diverse media.