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2014 International Sculpture Symposium: Call for interns

Photo from Sculpture Saint John galleries

Photo from Sculpture Saint John galleries

The deadline for prospective interns to apply to the 2014 International Sculpture Symposium in Saint John is March 25th! Sculpture Saint John activity will take place on the Saint John Waterfront at the former Coast Guard property.

Applicants for internships must be a resident of New Brunswick who is of the age of majority (19 years), and ideally: have previous experience and/or training in the visual arts, have working knowledge of power tools and related equipment, and show a commitment to learning the skills of stone carving.

Meet the 2012 interns


“This City, My Love” opens in Saint John, Friday

Third Space gallery brings back Victoria Stanton’s “This City, My Love: Mapping the unspectacular in Saint John”. To those that love it, Saint John is anything but unspectacular. Last year, the Montreal based artist travelled to Saint John for the first time, meeting locals and travelling to sites which held meetings for them throughout her month long residency.

“I encountered this city through the eyes of the locals, stepping into another world while discovering the myriad of stories that make up the multiple invisible histories of Saint John and those that live here.”

In the second stage of this project, Victoria is returning to Saint John to construct an unconventional map of human encounters. The exhibition will contain photos, notes, drawings, film, and other artifacts recalling her visits and the memories that were recounted to her – the memories that have now become her memories.

Victoria’s exhibit will be located in the Saint John Art Center from March 14th to May9th, in the Saint John Gallery. Tour of Invisible Saint John with Victoria and SJ’s Peter Josselyn will be held March 15th and 16th in the afternoon. Space is limited, so please contact Third Space Gallery

The City, My Love (mapping the unspectacular in Saint John) – exhibition preview! from Victoria Stanton on Vimeo.

Victoria Stanton (Montreal, Canada) is an interdisciplinary artist working with live action, human interaction, video, film, photo, drawing, and writing. Continually exploring within such diverse media, while the outward results of her practice may manifest in a multiplicity of forms, performance is the unifying central focus and invariable core of her research.

Stanton is currently working on her second book, this time with the TouVA collective (comprised of Anne Bérubé, Sylvie Tourangeau and Stanton), a critical work developing salient notions on how performance is practiced and on the question of ‘the performative.’

Art Meets Architecture

This much buzzed about event in local architecture opens Friday evening at the Saint John Arts Centre. #BUILDING EAST features work by Acre Achitects , Mark Hemmings, and Thaddeus Holownia. This exhibition of scaled models and photography is the Acre’s effort to start a conversation about creating sustainable, deliberately meaningful spaces through contemporary architecture:

“Contemporary architecture is history in the making -the places we build today will shape our region’s legacy and become the identity of who we are for generations to come. As we invest in our cultural heritage, it is vital to do so with purpose, for ultimately – we are what we create. Building East delivers selected works by Saint John, New Brunswick’s Acre Architects that challenge us to think differently about how we define ourselves through built projects and how we can create authentic environments.”

Founders Stephen Kopp and Monica Adair (M.Arch) head projects that are aesthetically beautiful yet functional; rife with creative expression, while still respecting the local landscape. The collective includes a talented team of young architects, energy experts, and designers bent on reshaping the east coast.
Interview with Monica at
Interview with Stephen at

While you’re at the opening reception for #BUILDING EAST, stop by Pin Up: A Third Space Members’ show. This is a unique opportunity to design a one-inch button and have it displayed in the Library Gallery. Goodness knows we at Giraffecycle love buttons.

Through until March 18th, submissions will be made into one-inch buttons, to be exhibited for the duration of the show, with multiples of your button available to purchase through the Third Space Gumball Machine, with proceeds going towards expenses for the show.

Friday will feature a button-making workshop for those who would like to make their own button to take home. Donation for the workshop is a minimum of 2$.

Pin Up: 5-7PM
#BUILDING EAST: 5:30-7:30 PM
Saint John Arts Centre, January 18th.

Ring in NYE With Your Artist Run Center

Third Space Gallery is once again holding their annual fundraiser and New Year’s Eve party!

This year’s event will be held at the Saint John Trade and Convention Center with performances from Hampton’s the Buck Dandies and Fredericton’s the Belle Comedians. DJ Whale Skin will whip up the dance floor with an electro/funk set. The party kicks off at 9PM.

If you’re a last minute kind of gal or fella, get your tickets fast at Backstreet Records or through a Third Space volunteer. Tickets are $20 advance or 25$ at the door.

Third Space is the only artist-run centre for contemporary art in Saint John. They are committed to representing local, regional, and national professional contemporary artists.