Charlotte Wilson-Hammond is a longtime supporter and current board member of the Talent Trust. Her recent work, In/Visible, is at ARTsPLACE Gallery, 396 St. George Street in Annapolis Royal, until July 1.
For the past thirty years Charlotte has been an active advocate for the arts, both provincially and nationally. She was a founding member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Eye Level Gallery and the Coalition For Arts and Culture.
She’s served on the Board of Governors of NSCAD University, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Conference of the Arts, and Canadian Artists Representation (CARFAC). She’s ex officio to the Board of Visual Arts Nova Scotia, as well as serving on the Board of the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia.
Charlotte currently sits on the board of the Talent Trust, and is our past chair.
In 2004 Charlotte was awarded the Portia White Prize, a $25,000 award honouring a senior artist in the Province of Nova Scotia. With part of the award she established the Charlotte Wilson-Hammond/Visual Arts Nova Scotia Scholarship administered through the Talent Trust. She's pictured here with Curtis Botham, the 2017 winner of the award.
We’re very grateful for her generosity, dedication, and her tireless work.
Three years ago, Charlotte began a new series of conté drawings and shadow photograph/print/drawings, using herself as the subject. In this new work, she reflects on the fragility, vulnerability and yet the beauty and strength of this timeless human condition, noting that one of the most mystifying aspects of aging is that one’s presence is diminished within the general public, often to the point of invisibility.
The final body of work, which can be seen at ARTsPLACE, consists of large (3'x 4 1/2') drawings using photographs of Charlottes’s shadow in the landscape. These are then digitally manipulated, printed on semi-transparent mylar with the resulting image then worked with coloured pencil.
For more information on the exhibition and directions to the gallery, visit the ARTsPLACE website.