Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Pamela Ritchie in First You Dream: Celebrating 75 Years of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust.


 “In 1979 I applied for a NSTT scholarship to study the jewellery history of folk cultures in Norway. When I first opened the acceptance letter I shouted out “Yipee!” My exuberant response was followed by a more reflective note: “wow — someone thinks I can do this!” 

What a gift, what a kindness, and what a treasure to know you have the support of the Talent Trust and jurors. The financing is needed for sure, but after the money has gone, and the work has been done, that support stays in your heart forever. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.” 

Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. at MSVU Art Gallery in Halifax.

Pamela Ritchie was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia. She received her MFA from NSCAD University, Halifax, and completed postgraduate research work in Norway. She has received several awards and support for her work from institutions such as the Canada Council for the Arts, the Nova Scotia Talent Trust, the Government of NS and in 2017, she was the recipient of the Governor General’s Saidye Bronfman Award. She has served as the Canadian Advisor for several European exhibitions and her work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions spanning three decades. She retired in the summer of 2018, after teaching at NSCAD University for 34 years and continues her practice in Halifax, NS.

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