Sunday, April 8, 2012

National Geographic Geotourism Map

National Geographic has partnered with Newfoundland and Labrador to create an official globally branded National Geographic Map and companion website. The paper maps will be distributed to 20,000 tourists who plan to travel to our province. This is our submission for the Five Island Art Gallery and we are keeping our fingers crossed that our nomination will be chosen.

Monday, August 8, 2011


The Five Island Art Gallery
is very thrilled to present

Painting On To Coastlines
An international exhibition of
Watercolours by Cathy Driedzic
Painted in two coastal communities
Pointe Courte, France and
Champney’s West, Newfoundland and Labrador


Date: Sunday, August 14
Time: 2 – 4 pm
Place: Five Island Art Gallery
Exhibit runs from Sunday, August 14
to Sunday, September 4.

Five Island Art Gallery
7 Cove Road, Tors Cove Southern Shore
Phone: 709-334-3645


Thursday, July 14, 2011

More News From Nowhere......

The Five Island Art Gallery is proud to present
More News From Nowhere Exhibition by Clem Curtis.
Please join us on Sunday, July 17th
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. for the exhibition opening.

More News From Nowhere will run from July 17th - to August 6th, 2011.

Sneak preview of pieces from Clem's More News From Nowhere Exhibition.

Clem Curtis is a Newfoundland born painter who lives and works in St. John’s. Clem works in a variety of mediums including: Acrylic, mixed media and prints (monotypes, mezzotints),but primarily oil on canvas. His work sometimes includes text, found objects, fabric (cheesecloth) or resin. His interest in visual art is very much fuelled by his love of music and books. Names of paintings are frequently extracted from literature and the lyrics of songs.

Clem is a two time winner of the arts and letters competition and his work is in many private collections as well as the Rooms  provincial art bank and the city of st. john’s permanent collection. Some of Clem’s Visual art influences include: Jim Dine, Willem de Kooning, Julian Schnabel, Anselm Keifer, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, and Paul Gauguin.

Photo Provided By Erick Walsh
For more information please contact:
Five Island Art Gallery
7 Cove Road
Tors Cove, NL
A0A 4A0
Phone: 709-334-3645

Monday, June 27, 2011

A Whale Of A Tale - Exhibit Opening & Book Launch

Please join us as we celebrate the opening of the hooked rug exhibit and the launch of the book A Whale of a Tale . . . With Hooks, Lines and Singers by Frances Ennis, Maxine Ennis and Five Island Rug Hooking Group on Wednesday, July 6, 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the Upper Concourse of the St. John's Arts & Culture Centre. A Whale of a Tale . . . With Hooks, Lines and Singers began as a rug hooking project organized with Festival 500 Sharing the Voices to showcase a passion for music, storytelling and rug hooking. The project evolved into a beautiful book that follows the progress of the rugs and includes practical instructions on how to create exquisite hooked rugs. The book will be available for purchase. The authors will be making a presentation. There will be a cash bar. For July 6th only, get $5 off the price of the book when you show your ticket for the Festival 500 Opening Gala Concert (limit 1 book/ticket, while supplies last). For more information, please contact Flanker Press (709-739-4477 / 1-866-739-4420 / or Five Island Art Gallery (709-334-3645 / 1-866-876-3645 /

Very special thanks to Flanker Press and Festival 500 for working with the Five Island Art Gallery Rug Hooking Group in this project. We are very excited for the official book launch, exhibit opening and Festival 500.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Concrete Conundrum/Paint A Patch

Paint a Patch and Have a Cuppa'
The Five Island Art Gallery in Tors Cove invites you to join us for an Open House to see this year's wide selection of new works. At the same time we are inviting you to try your hand at Painting a Patch on our concrete wall. It needs a much deserved makeover and we would like you to take part. A patchwork quilt design has been laid out on the wall. 

Paints and brushes will be provided and all that is required is your imagination. Come and enjoy the weekend at the Five Island Art Gallery and help us with our concrete conundrum. (While Patches Last)
June 25th from 12:00 – 4:00
June 26th from 12:00 – 4:00
7 Cove Road
Tors Cove, NL
Phone: 709-334-3645
Light refreshments will be served.

Edna Whitehouse of Peterboro, Ontario sits as she paints
her contribution to the Paint-a-Patch project.

Delf Hofmann, Sheila Coultas and Frances Ennis all leave their patch
on the Five Island Gallery's patchwork quilt wall mural.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Congratulations to Cathy Driedzic

The Five Island Art Gallery would like to extend our congratulations to Cathy Dridzic for her opening exhibition in France.

On Friday, May 20 Cathy Driedzic will open an exhibition of 22 new watercolours in Sete, France.  The exhibition will take place in the quartier of Pointe Courte, the historic small boat fishing harbour of Sete, similar to the Battery in St. John's.
The event, sponsored by the city and attended by the Mayor will be accompanied by a celebration on the quai given by the friends of Pointe Courte "Jouteurs".
In August the paintings will be shown and for sale at the Five Island Gallery in Tors Cove, NL.

Le vendredi 20 mai Cathy Driedzic va ouvrir une exposition de 22 nouveaux aquarelles dans Sete, de la France. L'exposition aura lieu dans le quartier de la pointe courte, le petit bateau de pêche historique port de Sète, similaire à la batterie de St. John's.
L'événement, parrainé par la ville et a assisté par le maire sera accompagné par une célébration sur le quai donné par les amis de la pointe courte "Jouteurs". En août, les peintures sera montré à la galerie dans cinq Île Tors Cove, NL.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

This project has women from three Newfoundland communitites creating over 30 rugs that will exhibit over the summer in Heart's Content. Further details about the exhibit will follow in the coming months but for now check out this video of the project. Special thanks to Springwater Productions for video provided.