when I am not around

UNB Saint John Partners with Third Space Gallery
UNB Saint John and local Third Space Gallery have partnered to showcase contemporary art to pedestrians as they pass by UNB Saint John’s Grand Hall at 40 Charlotte Street. The exhibitions will begin on August 8.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to use one of our signature uptown locations to profile the work of New Brunswick artists,” says Dr. Robert MacKinnon, Vice-President (Saint John). “We are also pleased to be working in such a creative way with Third Space Gallery.”
The first exhibition is by Sackville native Tamara Henderson. Entitled, When I Am Not Around, Henderson’s exhibit is an interactive sculptural installation which uses common cell phone technology to create a link between artist and spectator, and comments on our virtual connectivity in a globalized world. The exhibition works in tandem with a poster the artist has produced and sent to various locations around the globe, from Japan to Finland, Germany to Saint John. Callers to the cell phone — 651-0393 — activate the installation.
Third Space Gallery is committed to presenting work by local, regional, and national professional contemporary artists, both established and emerging. Its aim is to facilitate the education, understanding and appreciation of contemporary art at a local, national, and international level. As the only artist-run gallery in Saint John, Third Space is an irreplaceable component of the City’s arts and cultural community. The Gallery received funding for this project from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Saint John Community Arts Program. It receives annual operating funding from the NB Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport and support from its members, volunteers, the Telegraph Journal, Picaroons Traditional Ales and Punch Productions.