Harbour: A Compendium — Various artists, curated by Amy Ash
Harbour: A Compendium accompanies and expands upon the group exhibition, HARBOUR hosted at the Saint John Arts Centre and at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in 2019.
HARBOUR follows tangents of thought, rooted in memory, which begin at the harbour or with the act of harbouring. Stories and memories, changeable like the shore being built and rebuilt by the tides. Each contribution speaks to the human experience of inhabiting a coastal area and being inhabited by things we cannot let go. Together, featured artists, authors, and thinkers are building a collective voice through the etymology of the commonly used maritime descriptor for our locale: Harbour.
Foreword by Kate Wallace
Cover art by Chantal Khoury
Amy Ash is an interdisciplinary contemporary artist engaged with processes of meaning-making leading to a sense of belonging. She traces connectivity through the intersections and overlaps between memory, learning and wonder to incite curiosity. Her practice flows between curatorial projects and writing to teaching, socially engaged action and hands-on making. Amy has exhibited, curated, and juried programs internationally, with projects recently commissioned by National Gallery London, The NB International Sculpture Symposium, and Third Space Gallery. Of settler ancestry, she currently lives and works in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, a small coastal city which sits on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Peoples