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Artist-in-Residence 2018: Shauna MacLeod
Residency: May - October, 2018

Shauna MacLeod has been selected as our Artist-in-Residence for 2018. Shauna’s work is inspired by Refuge Canada, a new temporary exhibition in the Museum’s Ralph and Rose Chiodo Gallery, running until November 11, 2018. Refuge Canada explores the themes of life before, fear, displacement, refuge and life in Canada.

A woman sitting in a pottery work room, with pots, clay and tools surrounding her

Shauna MacLeod is a NSCAD graduate who has been working as a studio potter since 2012. She is one of a handful of ceramic artists working with Nova Scotia red earthenware clay. During her summer residency at the Museum, she will produce approximately 300 single-serve bowls to be given to newcomer refugees upon their arrival in HRM. The beautiful bowls will allow recipients to set up their new homes with a gift, hand-made expressly for them with care and consideration. As Shauna explains, “using the local clay strongly connects me to the objects I make, and my intent is that the newcomers receiving these gifts will feel the connection to the land the clay comes from as well as the larger community.”


artist Andrea Tsang

2017 - THE “HERE AND ELSEWHERE” BEE
Andrea Tsang Jackson

Andrea is an emerging textile artist who holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from McGill University and a Master’s Degree in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her work has been published in Flare, the Chronicle Herald, and The Coast.


man smiling holding a banner

2016 - To Those Still At Sea...
Kyle Jackson

Kyle Jackson is a multidisciplinary artist who works with paint and interactive sculpture. A graduate of NSCADU with a Degree in Painting, Kyle’s art practice is primarily spent creating and building work to charm and engage the world.