Global Month Art Installation aims to encourage learning abroad

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A creative collaboration between the Faculty of Arts and Career Services has lead to the first-ever Global Month Art Installation at Saint Mary’s.

The new initiative is spearheaded by Alida Campbell (Project Manager, Academic Exchanges and Field Programs) and Lysa Appleton (Career & Employment Coach, Career Services).

Campbell says the installation is an opportunity for Santamarians to share the stories of “why their international experience has been transformative, and to inspire other students, faculty and staff to consider learning abroad.”

The two colleagues share a passion for international learning; Campbell leads a national group called the Canadian Learning Abroad Alumni Community and Appleton runs the Reflecting and Engaging on Experiential Learning program through Career Services, which helps students gain more from their international experiences through guided reflection.

The Global Month Art Installation is now accepting a wide range of art submissions from students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Paintings, drawings, sculptures, poetry, stories, spoken word pieces or other pieces/media will be displayed in the Arts Commons between February 25 to March 1.

Narrative or performance pieces (stories, poetry, dance, videos) will be showcased during a special reception to on February 28.

How to participate

  • Your work should relate to your international experience, whether that is in another country, or in Canada.

  • No submission is too small or too big. Each artist may submit up to three pieces in any medium (including performance art pieces).

  • Please let us know of your intent to submit by completing the attached Global Month Art Installation Form by February 13

  • Art pieces due in MS 220 by 4:30pm on February 15. Artists with all levels of experience and working in all types of mediums are invited to apply. 

  • Please feel free to contact alida.campbell@smu.ca or lysa.appleton@smu.ca, if you have questions or concerns. All artists will be contacted following February 15. 

Installation

All works submitted must be ready for hanging, pre-framed and equipped with the necessary hardware for installation. Work will be presented in the form submitted.

Return of Artwork

Work can be picked up from March 4- 8, from 9-12 and 12-5pm in MS 220.