Artist in residence: Andrew Godsalve

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Andrew Godsalve is an artist and wildlife technician based in Hinton, Alberta. Hinton is a small town in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, along the Athabasca River. There Andrew was raised in a family studying wildlife biology. His mother Beth MacCallum runs Bighorn Wildlife Technologies, a small private consulting company that works primarily with the coal mining industry in the Hinton area. They do wildlife surveys on and around open-pit coal mines, making recommendations for how the industry can mitigate their impacts on the wildlife. As a Wildlife Technician, Andrew has learned to read the landscape as to observe the animals and how they inhabit it. This upbringing has had a profound effect on his artistic interests.

Andrew graduated with a BFA from the University of Victoria where he developed a practice of photomontage based on geologic forms and processes. He then took his “geo-photomontage” practice to residencies in Banff, Iceland and the Bay of Fundy, developing projects specific to the particular geologic histories of these regions.

A recent graduate of the MFA program at NSCAD University, Andrew is pleased to be back in Nova Scotia for back-to-back residencies along the Bay of Fundy.

He has just completed his arts residency through the Joggins Fossil Institute’s ArtScape Artist-in-Residence program where he has been working on “Camera Sigillaria”, a project tracing the geo-histories of Cumberland County and now from 1-14 November he will continue the work in Parrsboro through the Main & Station Nonesuch residency program. During this time Andrew will also teach an Artistic Geo-photography Workshop, lead a Geo-montage Walking Tour, and have an exhibition of his photographs. See below for details.

Outdoor Launch and Reading

Saturday, 25 July at 1pm join us in front of Main & Station for the launch of Shredding Plywood. Seating and refreshments will be available. 
In case of rain, the launch will instead be held at the Nonesuch Centre, 171 Queen (The former United Church)

Books will be for sale at the launch or can be purchased at Main & Station (open by appointment only). If you cannot attend the launch or visit the bookshop and would like to order a copy of Shredding Plywood, send an email and an e-transfer for $20 + hst + $6 postage (within Canada) = $29 to fun@hmsnonesuch.com. If you wish to order multiple copies or from outside Canada, send us an email with your address and we will send you an invoice.