Colin Campbell sits wearing a tank top with the Venus de Milo printed on it, a golden shawl and a black mesh bandana. While sipping Champaign, Campbell sits in front of a stage prop window with the Sackville marshes in the distance.


Thursday, 07 April 2022


7:00 pm

No Place, Nowhere: Online Screening

Online via Zoom — Register to Attend

Join us for an online screening of the videos included in the exhibition No Place, Nowhere, curated by Jack Symonds, Colville House Curatorial Intern.

At the centre of No Place, Nowhere, lies the question of place and no place. These works present depictions of the everyday that invite us to consider these realities and create connections between art and place.

Following the live online screening, the three videos will continue to be available online for one week, until 14 April.


Penny McCann
Marshlands, 2000
Super 8, 16 mm, video, 7:06 min

A psychic’s prediction of impending disaster underlies this experimental meditation set on the marshes of Sackville, New Brunswick (Canada). Shot on Super 8, 16mm and video, Marshlands moves elliptically from a present steeped in memory to an uncertain future.

Jim MacSwain
Nova Scotia Tourist Industries, 1998
16mm transferred to video, 12 min. Courtesy of the Artist

The competition for tourist dollars is desperate! There has to be a new spin on how to entice tourists to the poverty-stricken province of Nova Scotia. This film animation develops a landscape that any death wish would appreciate.

Colin Campbell
Dishevelled Destiny, 1999-2000
video, 29 min
Collection of the Owens Art Gallery
Commissioned with support from the Canada Council for the Arts Millennium Arts Fund, the Marjorie Young Bell Fine Arts and Music Fund, and the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture

Dishevelled Destiny is an affectionate glance back through the often irreverent and amusing stories that populate Sackville’s colourful art history.

Art Star, who left under a cloud has returned twenty-five years later to discover his artistic legacy collecting dust in the vault of the Owens Art Gallery. Although Art Star and Colleeta Sackville-West, unofficial historian of the Tantramar, don’t meet, Colleeta has plenty to say about Art Star. The tape ends at the beginning of the millennium, with the Tantramar Marsh (Tantrum, for short) brooding menacingly about her future.

CART Transcription will be available at this event.

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This screening was made possible thanks to the generous support of Mount Allison University alumni Heather and Ian Bourne and the Department of Canadian Heritage (Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage).