The Cut (film premiere) and conversation
‘The Cut’ is a filmpoem created in response to Regent’s Canal by artist Pierre Tremblay and author Nancy Campbell. The premiere of this short film will be followed by an intimate discussion in which Nancy expands upon her recent writing about the waterways and reads selections from her work.
Nancy Campbell is an award-winning poet and book artist, and she was a MarieClaire ‘Wonder Woman’ in 2016. In the last decade a series of Arctic residencies has resulted in projects on themes of climate change and water conservation, including the poetry collection ‘Disko Bay’ (‘a beautiful debut from a deft, dangerous and dazzling new poet’–Carol Ann Duffy). Nancy is the UK Canal Laureate 2018, creating new work inspired by the 2,000 miles of canal network looked after by the Canal & River Trust.
Pierre Tremblay is an artist whose work has been exhibited for the past twenty years and appears in a number of public and private collections in Canada and France. Tremblay, who is currently an Associate Professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, was born in Québec City and lived and worked for many years in Paris. From 1994 through 1996, he also taught advanced computer imaging at the Paris branch of the Parson’s School of Design. Since 1998, he has been based in Toronto.
The Canal Laureate
The Canal Laureate project is part of the Arts on the Waterways programme, a partnership between the Canal & River Trust, Arts Council England and Arts Council of Wales to help attract even more visitors to the waterways while surprising and delighting existing communities through innovative art projects. The Canal Laureate project is a collaboration between the Canal & River Trust and The Poetry Society.