From June 2022 to July 2023, this project promoted exploring digital media tools and technologies to encourage local artists to engage with different resources and art-making methods. Our goal is to increase access to and understanding of new media tools like 3D printers, AR, VR, and other digital art-making technologies through workshops and artist residencies. By partnering with resource spaces and technicians with expertise in digital technology, we expand community members’ digital literacy and tech toolkits. Featuring artists from urban and rural locations, this project delivered accessible programming that supports the diversity of artists, mediums, practices, and career levels across our province.
Throughout the project, Eastern Edge presented educational, tech-focused workshops for our community. Workshops were free to the public, and a majority of them were recorded and shared online to increase accessibility and broaden our reach.
Rachel Gilbert, Project Lead
Rachel Gilbert is a Canadian American of mixed-race descent living and working in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. She works with painting, drawing, and printmaking to explore her identity and home(s). Since receiving a BFA in Visual Arts in 2020 and a Graduate Certificate in Museum and Gallery Studies in 2021, Rachel has worked with The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. Michael’s Printshop, the AGO, and Eastern Edge Gallery, focusing on community programming and outreach. Serving on several boards and committees, Rachel is interested in working to increase diversity, associability, and inclusion in the arts.
[click the cool guy above to learn about the rest of the Eastern Edge Team]
Ashley Hemmings - Executive Director
Amanda Penney - Operations Manager
Laura Sbrizzi - Programming Coordinator
Elijah Martel - HOLD FAST and Communications Coordinator
Mal Parrott - HOLD FAST Assistant
Established in 1984, Eastern Edge is Newfoundland and Labrador’s first artist-run centre for visual arts.
As an artist-run centre, we provide free and accessible arts programming year-round, and create space for artists to develop skills, share resources, and foster community. Eastern Edge is committed to highlighting contemporary art that facilitates critical dialogue concerning issues in art and society.
We provide a diversity of programs that appeal to artists of any age, race, language, or gender, creating a safe and engaging community where artistic practice at every level can thrive, and every artist can be respected and celebrated.
We would like to thank our core funders for their continued support: