Bundles for Healing – Sarah Burwash

Corridor Gallery
Giving members of Visual Arts Nova Scotia an opportunity to create an exhibition of their work.

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Bundles for Healing
Sarah Burwash
May 2 – 29, 2012

New drawings by emerging artist Sarah Burwash fill the Corridor Gallery from May 2- 29. Describing the exhibition, Burwash explains:

My work is guided by my desire to give voice to dormant and disguised histories, depicting people and places from another time through open-ended narrative drawings. I draw upon my personal history, literature, old newspapers, myths and tales told first hand. My interest lies in how history and the contemporary moment collide, and how this might be portrayed through human interactions, social behavior and relationships to the land, nature, family and community. My work seeks the threads that connect the past and present, weaving imagery that urges people to wander through the drawings, discovering more upon each view and unfolding questions about the foundations on which our communities are built.

Sarah Burwash graduated from the University of British Columbia Okanagan in 2009 with a BFA, spending a semester abroad in Hamburg, Germany at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. Her work is included in private and public collections and has been shown in Canada, the United States and Europe. She has participated in residencies in British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Colorado and is Yukon-bound next to attend the KIAC residency. Sarah recently had a solo exhibition at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and completed her first animation through The Centre for Art Tapes Media Arts Scholarship program in Halifax where she currently resides, working full time as an artist and freelance illustrator.

Located inside the Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) office at the Halifax Seaport, since 2000, the Corridor Gallery is complimented by a historical legacy of Nova Scotia culture, simple yet modern architectural elements and an array of current cultural activity in the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia office. The Corridor Gallery is located at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia and is open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

For further information regarding the Corridor Gallery or this exhibition, please contact:

Becky Welter-Nolan, Programming Coordinator, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7, 902.423.4694 1.866.225.8267 f: 902.422.0881, communicate@visualarts.ns.ca.

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