A single line of blue pen, curves and wiggles to create a drawing of a stylized fish.


Saturday, 14 October 2023


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Sound and Shape of Water: Creative Family Drop-In Workshop

About the Workshop 

Family Drop-In Workshop
Location: Owens Art Gallery
No registration required

This relaxing, creative, and mindful workshop will invite participants of all ages to reflect on the importance of water, how it changes form, how it composes much of living things, and connects everything on the earth. Self-serve stations will invite participants to make an interconnected, single-line drawing of a water-based living thing, or create and experiment with simple instruments that mimic the sounds of raindrops, a rainstorm, a wave, and a flowing stream. At the end of the workshop, the artists will record participants “playing” the flowing stream to become part of the score of a video artwork to be shown at the Owens Art Gallery in January 2024.

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About The Sound and Shape of Water Workshops with artists Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky

Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky (wepplermahovsky.com) will be visiting Sackville for a special series of school and community workshops towards the creation of a new video work that will be presented at the Owens in January 2024.

Register to participate in kids’ and adult workshops and explore the sound and shape of water (details below). Workshop space is limited.

Workshops will also be taking place at Marshview Middle School in Sackville.

This project is made possible with the support of the Marjorie Young Bell Fine Arts and Music Awards and the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture.


About the Artists 

Rhonda Weppler (born in Winnipeg) and Trevor Mahovsky (born in Calgary) are New York- and Toronto-based artists, respectively, who have worked collaboratively since 2004. Both artists have MFA degrees from the University of British Columbia, where they met in 1996.

They have exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, including the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, LABoral in Gijon, Dos de Mayo in Madrid, the Power Plant in Toronto, Musée d’art contemporain in Montreal, Tokyo Wonder Site, and loop-raum in Berlin.

Weppler’s work has also been exhibited at the Palazzo delle Papesse in Sienna and COCA in Seattle. Mahovsky’s work has been shown at the Queens Museum of Art in New York, and he has written for catalogues and journals such as Artforum and Canadian Art.

Their work is represented in public collections, including the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the National Gallery of Canada. They are represented by Susan Hobbs Gallery in Toronto.