Wednesday, June 4, 2014

What Remains — The NS Industrial Project

Nova Forge, Trenton NS, 2013 by Eliot Wright and Smokestacks, 2014 by Liz van Allen 

On May 15, 2013, Liz and I submitted an application for funding to Arts Nova Scotia so we could create (what was then called) the Nova Scotia Industrial Project. It's been over one year since then, and we've made a lot of progress!

Windsor Salt mine, Pugwash NS
Entitled What Remains, our collaborative exhibition of photographs and jewellery will open at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton, Nova Scotia in October of this year. We're thrilled to be working with the Museum on this, and they have been a big supporter along the way. Right now, we are in final production mode—multiple jewellery pieces in production and twenty or so of nearly thirty ink-jet prints complete. I've been really impressed with the photographic workflow so far. Except for one ugly nozzle clog, the EPSON 7900 has been treatin' me well, and prints have been rolling of very accurate to my (calibrated) Dell UltraSharp. So great when things just work!

In the coming weeks we will be curating a selection of historic industrial artifacts from the Museum's collection to accompany our works in the gallery. I've gotta say, I am excited to see how this plays out. With care, I think they will add another dynamic to the exhibit. More to come before too long.

© Liz van Allen
Liz van Allen cuttlefish casting for her Salt piece.

© Eliot Wright
Proofing all the images before printing full size. 

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