Thursday, April 4, 2019

Emma Allain Shows New Work and Gets Shortlisted for the Starfish Student Award.

April is a promising time for Emma Allain, an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Halifax where she is pursuing an MFA at NSCAD University. The month opens with her MFA Thesis Exhibition:

"Not just the distance but what it contains," a work that explores themes of distance, alienation, translation, and interference. 

April 8, 5:30 - 7pm

April 9 – 13

Artist Talk:
April 11, 12pm

Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville St. Halifax, NS

Emma's work continues to be celebrated throughout the month as 1 of 10 artists to have been shortlisted from among 96 applicants for NSCAD University’s 2019 Starfish Student Art Awards, celebrating artistic excellence. The Starfish jury will announce the grand prize winner at the Starfish Gala.

Wednesday, April 24, 7 to 9 p.m. at NSCAD’s Port Campus.

Emma was nominated for her Expanded Media: This will not be an unfamiliar landscape, 2018. Hand-bound artist’s book and silkscreen prints on rag.

Originally from the suburbs of Toronto, in 2012 Emma earned a BDes from the joint program in graphic design at York University and Sheridan College (YSDN). She has since worked as an industry designer and freelance book designer. Emma has a passion for the physical form of books and bookbinding and is interested in themes of distance, separation, and loss through printed matter, book works, installation, and sound.

Biographical information taken from Emma Allain's website.

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