Public Talk: Finding Stories in Stone

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Memorial University, Arts and Administration Building Room A-1046

Thursday, November 21 join Nature NL in Memorial University's Arts and Administration Building Room A1046 for a free public talk from Joanne Cole of the Big Tree Studio on Roaming the Proterozoic: Finding stories in stone through art, science and archives.

The art practice of Joanne Cole reflects the unique geology of Newfoundland. She finds inspiration in geological reports and geologist’s field journals viewing them as travel guides and a source of artistic inspiration.

An accomplished painter, Joanne revisits locations described and sketched in these early works and produces beautifully detailed modern renderings of these sites. Through this exercise, she draws connections between past and present, and between art and science. Joanne's work reminds us of why we value our province's natural heritage, and offers insight into one of the ways in which we can find meaning by connecting with the land.

Joanne lives in St. John’s and works full-time at the Map Room and Archives and Special Collections Division of the Queen Elizabeth II Library. She is also coordinator of the First Space gallery at the QEII.

Free parking is available in Lot 15B (by the Music Building) – but we encourage you to go green! Carpool with a friend, walk or bike, or take the Metrobus!