Barbara Cuerden


LITTER/LITTORAL photogenic wash

Stumbling around the edge of the river below BLINK, I twisted an ankle and was forced to rely on our photographer friend, Tom Evans, to provide documentation. With his camera, Tom painted stunning images out of my meagre brushstrokes marking garbage. Please come and join us this weekend for our final […]

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EXPLORING SPACE: Karina Kraenzle – BLINK Artist Residency

  Artist Statement: Though originally expecting to be exploring the space in and around Header House for my first Blink Artist Residency, I’ve chosen instead to explore a different kind of space – the pictorial kind – through the art of collage, something I’ve always wanted to pursue in more […]


Nuit Blanche at Blink: The Untold Story

  Nuit Blanche 2015 at Blink Gallery: Saturday, September 19th from 6pm to 1am At least once a day someone walks into Blink Gallery and asks, “What did this building use to be?” We’ve heard a few different stories about Header House – It housed ammunition for the cannons positioned […]

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Barbara Cuerden Residency: Littoral Sept.14-27

In 2014, i worked with the river ‘wash’ during my shared residency at Blink Gallery with Cynthia O’Brien. It ended with a ‘white wash” installation of collected garbage that I cast in plaster and cleaned up, as I cleaned up the river bank.  This year when I went down to […]


URBAN HARVEST COLLECTION

Urban Harvest continues at Blink Gallery this weekend. Be come part of eco-art. The First Blink Residency takes a final plunge into the backwaters of the Ottawa River behind the gallery, extracting art from the river banks.  Join artists Barbara Cuerden and Cynthia O’Brien Saturday and Sunday (August 16 and […]


Cynthia O’Brien: Coming To Terms


First Blink Residency: Cynthia O’Brien & Barbara Cuerden

Coming to Terms      Cynthia O’Brien The First Blink Residency begins with the interment of flowers within the earth.  This composition of clay flowers by Cynthia O’Brien is a burial of work and emotion, creating compost for new insights to be developed, as the artists confine themselves at Blink. […]


COLLABORATE WITH HEALING/ WHISPERERS Aug 1-3

  Whispers project brings together the resonance between three artists – musician/composer Judith Manger, visual artist Maria Gomez Umaña, and poet charles c smith. During three days this summer, the artists will present a collaborative performance to show notions of healing – individually, as community, as a planet. Each artist is active in […]


BLINK SEASON OPENER: gallery-sit with an artist!

Blink Gallery artists are available for questioning, or they might give you a chance for personal psychoanalysis on the couch if you ask them nicely… Gallery sitting schedule when the artists will be present: Friday 12-12:30 Tami; 2:30-5 Jean  Saturday 12-2:30 Karina; 2:30-5 Bozica Sunday 12-2:30 Jenny; 2:30-5 Barbara