Fiona Annis: Celestial Measures

Coming to Main & Station in July 2013, a photography exhibit by Fiona Annis & graphite rubbings by Alexis Williams

Opening: Wednesday July 10th, 5pm -8pm. Includes artist talks

Exhibition: July 10th – July 19th, 2013


Celestial Measures

Fiona Annis


What is it that you contain?
The dead, time, light patterns of millennia, the expanding universe opening in your gut.

Rebellious light, imperfect blacks and other process-based aberrations are the foundation of this cycle of work that explores the physical and chemical properties of light and time. By focusing on the attributes particular to the photographic medium, Celestial Measures gives a material life to the intangible. In this way, this cycle of work explores an alchemical territory by means of documenting various degrees of the transformation of matter.


Fiona Annis is a Montréal-based visual artist and researcher whose interdisciplinary practice emphasizes the use of scores and time-based media. In 2008 she completed a master’s degree at the Glasgow School of Art and she is currently pursuing a practice-led PhD at Concordia University. Fiona has exhibited in national and international contexts including: The AC Institute (New York City), The Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montréal) Goldsmith’s University (London), LowSalt Gallery (Glasgow), and The Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton). Her work has been published in BlackFlash Magazine, Front: Contemporary Art & Ideas, Les Fleurs du Mal, and Imagining Science, winner of the New York Book Show Award. Her most recent cycle of work, The After-Image (Swan Songs), is a romantic conceptual rendering of the slippage between fact and fiction within a documentary framework. Fiona is currently exploring the alchemic potential of antiquated photographic processes, a trajectory that was put into motion in the context of an artist residency at The Center for Alternative Photography in New York City.

Coming this June: Photography Workshops with Lawrence R. Nicoll


Lawrence R. Nicoll is a maritime landscape photographer whose work is part of many personal and corporate collections.

Lawrence was the featured photographer at the 2010 Sandpiper Festival in Dorchester, N.B., is a member of NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals), and is currently shooting images for the Chignecto Parks System. His photographs have been published in magazines such as Saltscapes, Toronto Life, Intrepid and Driver, used by Newfoundland Tourism, turned into huge murals at the Fundy Geological Museum, and shown on Global Maritimes TV. To see his work, visit his website.

Lawrence spent his youth in fields, forests, rivers and creeks and has always been astounded at the beauty so many take for granted. For over 30 years he has been striving to capture and share his appreciation of the natural world through photography. In the late 70’s Lawrence began teaching courses and finds instructing others a rewarding way to pass on his enthusiasm and knowledge. Since 2000 he has provided graphics and fire training to firefighters and, since retiring to Nova Scotia in 2008, he has given a number of general photography and photoshop courses. 

In cooperation with Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaws, this June Lawrence will be teaching three photography workshops. Whether you simply want to become better acquainted with the basics of digital photography or whether you are looking for some guided shooting experience in the field, there is a course for you. Click on the links below or visit the Workshop page for full course descriptions and information on how to register:

Weekend Photo Seminar – This full weekend workshop includes classroom instruction, a location shoot and an in class critique and discussion.

Mini Photography Workshop – The mini workshop includes a Friday evening meet & greet with a brief discussion of composition fundamentals which is followed on Saturday by an all day guided location shoot from Parrsboro to Apple River.

Digital Photography Course (2 hours per evening over 4 evenings: June 3, 5, 10 & 12) Aimed at beginner to intermediate photographers, this course is for those who are interested in learning to improve their skills and gain a better understanding of both photography and their camera. Automatic settings will be covered but those with camera settings such as A/Av & S/Tv (for Aperture and Shutter control) will receive the most benefit.

We will host an exhibition of student photographs in the fall.

Each student will be invited to show some work.

Photoshop courses are also available. Please send us an email if you are interested and we will schedule a course if there is enough demand.