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An Interactive Installation by Donna Akrey
Show Room Gallery at NAC

Opening reception: Saturday 21 February 2015 at 3PM

I hope for this work to engage the public and encourage collaboration. This installation asks the viewers to take the controls and to consider from a closer perspective-the movement of the landscape (be it urban, suburban, industrial) and their hand in it—even if imaginary. It also revels in the chaos, beauty and possibilities of the spaces we live in.

Many of my questions and worries about our use of land, the displacement of the natural landscape, our obsession with borders, mass productions, the continued influx of suburban development, waste and our (at times) passive, armchair view of the world, are addressed in this project. I am looking forward to creating a work that is simple, engaging, active, humorous and thoughtful.

The word REMOTE means both the idea of place and the idea of chance. This installation/performance will hopefully be an opportunity to explore this collaboratively with the public in St Catharines.

Sign on by Thursday 12 February
Deadline for Art Works is Wednesday 1 April at 5pm
SMALL FEATS is Saturday 11 April 2015
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Artist members of NAC, your Artist-run Centre needs you! We’re seeking remarkable art works from you created in the confines of a single square foot. We have lots of space, but only the best works will be accepted. We’ll line the walls of our Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery and sell them off for $200 each. Contributing artists choose to donate all or half the proceeds of their work to NAC.

NAC will supply some materials on request (canvas or masonite) but photographic, mixed-media, and works on paper will also be considered. You must be a member in good standing to participate.

Let us know if you intend on making work by filling out the form (above) and emailing it to by Thursday 12 February at midnight.

Completed works get dropped off at NAC by ­­­Wednesday 1 April at 5pm.

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