Macromareal (a rising tide lifts all boats)

Main & Station is delighted to have Sydney Lancaster & Scott Smallwood here in residence with us again for the implementation of their collaboration, macromareal (a rising tide lifts all boats).

Meet Sydney & Scott at the exhibition opening and reception on Saturday, 12 August from 4pm – 8pm in the secondfloor gallery at Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro.

The exhibition remains open until 26 August.

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In 2016 the team were here on a Research & Development Residency to plan and develop a multidisciplinary project that explores “both the limitlessness of the tide’s ebb and flow, and the limits of human capacity to comprehend time on that immense scale”….

During this Nonesuch Residency, the team will offer an Artist’s Talk on 4 August at 7:30pm, Scott is offering a Field Recording Workshop on 2 August from 1- 4pm…, there will be an outdoor Performance with local musicians on 6 August from 3 – 4pm, and finally the Exhibition which will open on 12 August with a reception from 4 – 8pm.

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…


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… 


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