A Nonesuch Collaborative Residency : Lancaster, Smallwood, Waldron

Lancaster Elsewhere Exhibition 360 gel transfers on wood

This July Main & Station is delighted to welcome back artist Sydney Lancaster and geologist John Waldron, and to introduce composer Scott Smallwood to Parrsboro.

The team are collaborating on a multidisciplinary project that will “explore both the limitlessness of the tide’s ebb and flow, and the limits of human capacity to comprehend time on that immense scale”.

This summer is a 2 week Research & Development Residency, to plan and develop a new site-specific sculptural installation responding to the tidal range in the Bay of Fundy. The goal is to scout potential locations for an installation, meet with local people (potential collaborators) and get to know the area.  The team will also be learning about local materials and trying some experiments to see what might best be used for the work, a large-scale site-based sculptural installation which they hope to create and document in summer 2017.

Want to know more? Join us for an artist’s talk, a workshop or a walk…

  • Sydney Lancaster will be giving an ARTIST’S TALK at Main & Station on Wednesday, 6 July at 7pm.
  • Scott Smallwood will be giving an ARTIST’S TALK at Main & Station on Wednesday, 6 July at 8pm.
  • Take a GEL TRANSFER PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP with Sydney Lancaster…https://hmsnonesuch.com/gel-transfer-printmaking/
  • Join John Waldron for a Geology Shore Walk on Saturday 16 July, 2 – 4 pm

Want to know more? Send us an email… [email protected]

Gel Transfer Workshop Poster

Sydney Lancaster is an Edmonton-based multidisciplinary artist and writer. She has presented her work in solo and group exhibitions in public, artist-run, and commercial galleries in Alberta, BC, Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland, and she has participated in residencies in Alberta, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. She is currently presenting a solo exhibition titled Boundary|Time|Surface at the Discovery Centre Gallery at Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland.

Sydney’s practice explores the relationships between objects, place, memory, and identity, and includes site-specific installation and sculpture, photography and video, drawing, block and transfer printmaking, and mixed media assemblage.

For more information about Sydney Lancaster, and to see images of her work… www.sydneylancaster.com

Lancaster-Bridges-Triptych gel transfer on mylar


Scott Smallwood is an Edmonton-based sound artist and composer, and also an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Alberta. He creates sound art installations, instrumental scores, experimental sonic instruments and environments (software and hardware), and performs as an improviser in many contexts. His work is inspired by discovered textures and forms, through a practice of listening, field recording, and improvisation. Scott collaborates extensively with other artists and musicians, particularly in areas of dance, installation, and video performance. He also performs as one-half of the laptop/electronic duo Evidence (with Stephan Moore) and has performed with Seth Cluett, Curtis Bahn, Mark Dresser, Cor Fuhler, John Butcher, Pauline Oliveros, and many others. Scott has also written acoustic and electroacoustic works for a variety of ensembles, most recently for the Continuum Ensemble (Toronto), the New York Virtuoso Singers, the Nash Ensemble of London, and the Princeton Laptop Orchestra.

For more information about Scott Smallwood, and his work…  http://www.scott-smallwood.com 

Dr. John Waldron is a Professor in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta. From 1981 until 2000 he worked at the Geology Department of Saint Mary’s University in Halifax  where he taught sedimentary and structural geology, field methods, and several different flavours of introductory geology. John’s research deals with deformed sedimentary rocks from both sedimentary and structural geological perspectives and he has a strong interest in the teaching of Earth Science, and especially Field Geology.  To that end, he (with the assistance of the University of Alberta teaching and Learning Fund, and a team of collaborators) is developing the Geoscience Garden, an outdoor teaching facility at the University of Alberta.  In addition to the history of the universe and artistic collaborations, John’s interests include tinkering with computers and music of all kinds.

Geology Shore Walk_

For more information about John Waldron https://www.ualberta.ca/~jwaldron/#bio and to learn more about John’s Geoscience Garden… Geoscience Garden web page.