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PLACE

A solo exhibit of work

From May 3 to October 31st 2021, the Fishers' Loft Inn presents a series of pieces encompassing the area from Tom Brown's Pond to Trinity Bight and from the places and edges in and around the Bonavista Peninsula, Newfoundland.

 

BARBARAHOUSTON ARTSTUDIO

creative practice

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a number of incredible projects in both art, craft + design that have allowed me to grow + synthesize ideas, techniques + approach. 


Integral to my work is the landscape of people, place, community and belonging.


Materiality informs my place based conceptual work, informs my response to my environment and invites the viewer to look closely, draw on their own memories to establish place, familiar land/sea marks in and around the Bonavista Peninsula, Newfoundland.  

I am always available to talk (enthusiastically) about process, inspiration and I am in my artstudio in Bonavista, at work daily...

 
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MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST

Bonavista , NL

2018

Integral to my creative practice is the landscape of people, place, community and belonging. Materials, raw Belgian linen, torrefied maple, Arches paper, aluminum, kelp and reclaimed materials, all are catalysts to composition, to materiality and to meaning.  


Houston's unwavering commitment to shaping ideas whether in art, craft, design sees her in her in Bonavista, daily.

ARCHITECT/DESIGNER

1985

Head of a design office for 25 years, my background includes a Master of Architecture, Bachelor of Environmental Studies as well as Fine Arts studies; our office created engaging, innovative solutions in the built environment; architecture, interiors, landscape, product + brand/identity. Our ability to cross over + through each of these disciplines both technically + aesthetically created insight + innovation.


for me, design is an everyday occurrence.

CREATIVE PERSON

1961-present

Grounded by the landscape, taught by Modernist Prairie artists, Houston left Saskatoon for Parson's School of Design in New York City, completed a Master of Architecture, Bachelor of Environmental Studies and had an award winning design practice in Vancouver, BC. Extensive teaching in design were augmented with her own studies at Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design.  Houston's life longing to express community + belonging through landscape was discovered during a cross country trip from British Columbia to Newfoundland.


Leaving everything on the west coast created space on the east coast.

March 2022 opens her new studio in Bonavista; purpose built in response to the vernacular, context and of course, the landscape.  

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in the studio...

the joy in a piece of graphite, archival ink, the end of a treasured brush, those are the beginnings that come alive through the materials, its surface, texture, colour, warp, weft or wood grain

 

BE IN TOUCH

Interested in learning more about what is in the Gallery or what I am working on in my ArtStudio? Be in touch.

32 Ryan's Hill Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland  A0C 1B0  Canada

1+709 989 0239

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50 Water Street, St John's, NL A1C 1A3
1+ (709) 753 0580
email: cpg@nfld.net