Charlotte Wilson-hammond, RCA
About the Artist
Charlotte Wilson-Hammond RCA (Royal Canadian Academy of Arts) is a visual artist living and working on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. For over forty years Charlotte has been an active advocate for the arts, provincially and nationally. She was a founding member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Eye Level Gallery and the Coalition For Arts and Culture. As well, she has served on the Board of Governors of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Conference of the Arts and Canadian Artists Representation. She is currently the past chair of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust, and ex-officio to the Board of Visual Arts Nova Scotia, as well as serving on the Board of the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia.
In 2002 Wilson-Hammond was featured in a major retrospective exhibition ‘Landscape with Thighs’, curated by Peter Dykhuis at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. In 2005 Wilson-Hammond exhibited new work titled In/Finite at the Inverness Centre for the Arts, and in 2006 at Arts/Place in Annapolis Royal. In 2010 this work was shown at Anna Leanowens art gallery in Halifax in support of The Nova Scotia Talent Trust. In 2004 Wilson-Hammond was awarded the Portia White Prize, a $25,000 dollar award honouring a senior artist in the Province of Nova Scotia. With part of the award she established the Charlotte Wilson-Hammond Visual Arts Nova Scotia Scholarship administered through the Nova Scotia Talent Trust to a exceptional visual arts student. Wilson-Hammond was elected to the RCA ( Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts) in the Spring of 2006.
This recent work sprung from my involvement with the 2013 'Sharing the View' CBC/Feed Nova Scotia Calendar. I have been revisiting the concept of sky/ sea that refers back to work that I did in the 1970's 'The Clam Harbour Collection'. The idea of reflecting the awe inspiring spacial experience of sea and sky in the confines of a finite space, along with treading a fine line between so-called 'calendar art'. realism and reference to the abstract is to me both interesting and challenging..
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