“THIRD SHIFT is a festival of public contemporary artworks presented by Third Space Gallery in Saint John. THIRD SHIFT has offered artists and citizens a unique opportunity to re-imagine their city through the lens of contemporary art.” www.thirdshift.ca
Geographically, THIRD SHIFT takes place within unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq, and Passamaquoddy First Nations and in Canada’s first incorporated city.
THIRD SHIFT 2017 took place Aug. 18, 2017 in Saint John, NB.
A documentation project examining the 2017 THIRD SHIFT, in Saint John New Brunswick, Canada.
This catalogue explores artists’ thoughts surrounding the idea of art in community spaces, experiences within the event, and visual documentation of the night.
"...[THIRD SHIFT] was not only an artistic success but also changed the cultural landscape of our city. Post-THIRD SHIFT, Saint John was buzzing with bewilderment, excitement, and conversation.
THIRD SHIFT year three was a milestone and worthy of reflection. It has solidified itself as a weird and wonderful must-see event. Thousands of people have wandered in to enjoy and participate in performances and installations. The city of Saint John is forever changed.
Thanks go to artsnb and Third Space Gallery for their support of my vision for this book. It is the aim of this publication to be a new place to discuss art-making as community building. It has been a great honour of mine to work with inspiring and talented artists and arts writers to put this publication together, chronicling and reflecting on the magic this event continues to create. "
Prologue and Preface by Julie Whitenect
Essay by Marie-Hélène Morrel
Essay by Christiana Myers
Essay by Monica Adair
Interview by Jericho Knopp
Photos by Dan Culberson
Designed and edited by Julie Whitenect
Copyediting by Joshua Graham