Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
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The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, known as ArtsNL, is a non-profit Crown agency created in 1980 by The Arts Council Act. Its mission is to foster and promote the creation and enjoyment of the arts for the benefit of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. ArtsNL receives an annual grant from the Province to support a variety of granting programs, office administration, and communications. It also seeks support from the public and private sector. It supports these artistic disciplines: dance, film, multidiscipline, music, theatre, visual art, and writing.

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Mail: P.O. Box 98, St. John's, NL, A1C 5H5
Office Location: The Newman Building
1 Springdale Street, St. John's, NL

Tel: (709) 726-2212     Fax: (709) 726-0619
Toll Free: 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only)

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Wesley Harris - Mentor & Metalsmith

Location: Corner Brook, NL

In the early days of his practice, studying art with Arthur Brecken in 1972, Wesley Harris was introduced to a gamut of approaches to sculpting that included soapstone, copper, enamels, and silver jewellery. Harris is inspired by music, as well as a love affair with nature and its endless diversity within order, which parallels with his choices to create one of a kind, yet familiar objects. He has been commissioned to create pieces for HRH Princess Anne and former Premier Brian Tobin, and in 2015 he was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He is currently concluding a retrospective cross-Canada five-stop tour that is an ode to Brecken and Harris’ own works at the Tina Dolter Gallery in Corner Brook (running from January 9 to March 4, 2019), and we chat with Wesley for our latest feature…

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