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Researchers Find Art and Poetry in the Depths of the St. Lawrence Estuary

The UNB Art Centre celebrates the new year with the exhibit: Fathom the Depths of the St. Lawrence Estuary: Art & Science / À des brasses de profondeur dans l'estuaire du Saint-Laurent: Art et Science opening at 5 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2023.

This unique bilingual exhibit brings together art and science through the study of the submarine canyons of the St. Lawrence Estuary. Led by a team of oceanographers, paleoceanographers, and marine and coastal geoscientists from the University of New Brunswick, the Geological Survey of Canada, the Université du Québec à Rimouski, the Université Laval and Dalhousie University, this exhibit features the photographs of Jean-Christophe Lemay, a Rimouski based nature photographer, and the poetry of a team from the Department of Letters and Humanities at the Université du Québec à Rimouski.

Lemay's photographs document life aboard the research vessel Coriolis II, as the scientific team comprised of Jean-Carlos Montero-Serrano (UQAR), Audrey Limoges (UNB), Alexandre Normandeau (GSC) and colleagues map the marine environments of the Lower St. Lawrence Estuary. Drone photographs and a timelapse video by David Didier (UQAR) illustrate coastal processes. Geopoetic fragments by Tina Laphengphratheng, Kateri Lemmens, Camille Bernier and Camille Deslauriers capture the essence of the experience as researchers, writers and artists come together in this celebration of life below the surface.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication Mailler les eaux/Mesh the Waters which presents the poetry and photography inspired by this unique collaborative team.

This project was funded jointly by the Marine Ecosystem Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) network and Réseau Québec Maritime (RQM).

Fathom the Depths of the St. Lawrence Estuary: Art & Science / À des brasses de profondeur dans l'estuaire du Saint-Laurent: Art et Science will be on view in the UNB Art Centre galleries Jan. 13 to Feb. 10, 2023, as well as online.

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The UNB Art Centre is located at Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Drive, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. The galleries are open 9 am - 4 pm weekdays and during special events. Admission is free to members of the public, however masks are required.

Please visit this page regularly to stay informed about future events.

For more information
Marie E. Maltais, Director
506 453-4623
artcntr@unb.ca

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