April 4, 2023 – Island residents have the unique opportunity to win a specially curated piece through an exclusive art lottery.
Friends of Confederation Centre of the Arts are hosting Art Lotto, a fundraiser to support arts education programs at the Centre as well as Island artists. Each month, a unique piece from an Island artist is raffled off via a limited number of $20 tickets.
April’s featured piece is photograph named Succession by Doug Dumais. “Though it appears to be a straightforward photograph of a root system, the image is heavily edited and, upon closer inspection, reveals that several roots twist and curl over copies of themselves,” says Dumais. “The repetitions or visual ‘rhymes’ that appear in the image are meant to remind viewers of the constructed nature of photographs and evoke, on a micro-level, the repetitive patterns in nature that occur on a scale that can only be measured in centuries or millennia.”
The photograph was included at his recent solo exhibition, Double Takes, at the Hilda Woolnough Gallery at The Guild. Dumais is Charlottetown artist with an MA in Art History from Concordia University.
Lottery tickets for this month are on sale through April 30, or while supplies last. There are 100 tickets available each month. Tickets can be purchased online, via phone at 1-800-565-0278, or in person at the Centre’s box office while supplies last.
For more details and terms and conditions of the lottery, visit confederationcentre.com/whats-on/artlotto23/.
Photo cutline: Doug Dumais, Succession, 2020 (printed 2022), inkjet print on archival paper, 81.3 x 66.0 cm (HxW) framed