Sandy Fairbairn has been taking photographs of Niagara for over forty years, focusing on the people and places around him. His images of Niagara stretch back to the 1970s, and some of the scenes presented in Welland: Time Present Time Past will be shown in the Rose City for the very first time. I curated this exhibition, and offer some ideas that informed it, and that grew out of it.
Ross Beard’s legacy, as an artist and educator, is still very strong in Welland, and it’s appropriate to talk about his work while doing a writer’s residency, focused on visual arts, in ‘his’ Welland.
AIH Studios is very pleased to present Sandy Fairbairn’s exhibition Welland: Times Present Times Past from February 15th to March 15th 2020. Curated by Bart Gazzola, the opening reception for Welland: Times Present Times Past will be on Saturday, February 15th from 2 to 5 PM.
A summattion of some thoughts and ideas, and some of the conversations I had with artist, cultural workers and cultural instigators during my month long residency in the city of Welland in Winter 2019.