A native of Carbonear, Jonathan Green is a recent graduate of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College where he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art.
Jonathan is currently attending a visual arts studio work-study program at the Banff Centre for the Arts. He is focusing
his research on North Pole exploration: taking elements from literary fiction and oral traditions, he deconstructs historical events.
For the awards, Jonathan has created a series of five black and white mixed media drawings inspired by the journeys of Bob Bartlett. He says of Bartlett: “Here was a person who went to the limits, yet retained his dignity. He was a person of a long standing tradition and history, yet he was unafraid to go to the end of the world in search of the new. These are all wonderful traits – traits that suit the arts of Newfoundland and Labrador.”
These pieces will be presented to the winners of the Artist of the Year, Arts in Education, Emerging Artist, Arts Achievement and Patron of the Arts Awards.