Artist-in-Residence 2016 - Kyle Jackson

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Hi, I'm Kyle Jackson, Artist-in-Residence at Canada's Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

One hundred and two years ago, the Empress of Ireland sank in the St. Lawrence River. At 2:00 a.m., in 6 degree water, 1012 people lost their lives.

To Those Still at Sea” is the title of this work, a large collaborative painting that the visitors to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 can work with me, reflecting upon the disaster of the Empress of Ireland; and all the people who lost their lives. What could have been, what was and what happened.

“To Those Still at Sea” a collaborative painting and video by Kyle Jackson, Artist-in-Residence at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 2016. The painting was inspired by the exhibition “Empress of Ireland: Canada’s Titanic” created by the Canadian Museum of History and presented at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, November 2015 to November 2106

Music: “God Be With You Till We Meet Again” hymn instrumental performed by Steven Sharp Nelson (“Sacred Cello” 2006) used with permission.

Postcard: “RMS Empress of Ireland” (1914) courtesy of the collection of Chris Klausen.

Picture Map of St. Lawrence: National Library of the Netherlands, 52309

Progression Gallery of "To Those Still at Sea"