Tuesday, September 24, 2019

First You Dream Artist Talk with Sara Hartland Rowe at the CBU Art Gallery

Hear directly from scholarship recipient Sara Hartland-Rowe as she discusses her piece Us, created specifically for the First You Dream exhibition, a site-based wall drawing using acrylic, watercolour, organza, and paper with variable dimensions. 

Artist Talk
Wednesday, October 2 from 7-8:30 p.m.
CBU Art Gallery
1250 Grand Lake Rd, Sydney, NS

Hartland-Rowe explains her inspiration:

“A long time ago I sat for some time watching a line of ants carrying plant matter back to their nest. Some raced along, carrying very little. Others blundered and stumbled, weighed down by a great burden of matter. I asked my father, an entomologist, about this. Were the struggling ants understood to be worthier, better citizens? No, said my father, just unlucky.”

Hartland-Rowe's work demonstrates the bold inventiveness found in the touring exhibition that celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust, which includes a multi-generational mix of ten artists who at some point in their careers received Talent Trust scholarships.

Sara Hartland-Rowe showcases her art along with Talent Trust alumni, Jordan Broadworth, Sandra Brownlee, Lux Habrich, Dan O’Neill, Lucy Pullen, Pamela Ritchie, Despo Sophocleous, Emily Vey Duke, and Charley Young. 

The First You Dream: Celebrating 75 Years of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust exhibition includes drawing, ceramic, fibre, jewellery, mixed-media, painting, printmaking, sculpture and video pieces which were curated by Ingrid Jenkner (retired), David Diviney and Greg Davies in 2017, after a call to all Talent Trust scholarship recipients in visual arts.
The exhibition first opened at the MSVU Art Gallery on May 18 and ran until July 28. After its showing at the Cape Breton University Art Gallery in Sydney, it will conclude its tour at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch in Yarmouth from November 22, 2019 to May 17, 2020. 

Sara Hartland-Rowe has lived and worked in Halifax, Nova Scotia, since 2000. She received her BFA from NSCAD University, Halifax, and her MFA from the University of Illinois, Boston. She works as a painter and site-based installation artist, often experimenting with form and structure and representing human beings as the subject of her work. She was a finalist for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award for her large-scale permanent site-based painting for Halifax Transit, which was completed in 2010. She continues her practice in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she teaches at NSCAD University. 

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