2005 – Reed Weir

Ceramic sculptor Reed Weir lives and works in Robinsons on the southwest coast of Newfoundland. Originally from Parry Sound, Ontario, she moved to Newfoundland in 1989. She has a fine arts degree from the Ontario College of Art and Design and her work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, Germany, Japan and Thailand.

Her one-of-a-kind large clay art pieces are evidence of a highly personal and distinctive style. Reed passionately believes that culture is not determined by a few at the centre and that regional and rural perspectives are essential to the wholeness of Canadian contemporary art.

She gives shape and colour to social issues, like the out-migration of rural communities, and makes us understand them in terms of waiting, loneliness and reconciliation. She has the artist’s ability to take what is relevant in her life and community and show how it is universal and relevant to us all.

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