August 11 – September 30

I Carry You With Me

Alexandrya Eaton

Launch: Friday, August 11, 6:00pm
End: Saturday, September 30
Artist Talk: Friday, September 22, 7:00pm

AX is pleased to welcome New Brunswick artist, Alexandrya Eaton. Eaton combines her love of colour with material and process exploration in I Carry You with Me, a series of mixed media works involving painting and textiles. Eaton’s sculptural paintings demonstrate how traditional textile practices can be integrated into a painting practice as a bodily form of memory, reaffirming matrilineal connections through making.

Join us on Friday, August 11 at 6:00 p.m. for the exhibition launch. There will be an artist talk on Friday September 22 at 7:00pm. 

About the Artist

Alexandrya Eaton is a contemporary Canadian visual artist whose practice includes painting, textiles, sculpture, and weaving. Eaton’s current research examines how fabric manipulations can be incorporated into painting practice, and how the canvas, a woven material, accepts these folds and stitches, conceptually exploring layers and connections of material and memory.

In a practice spanning over thirty years, Eaton has had close to fifty solo exhibitions, participated in numerous group exhibitions, and her work can be found in many private and public collections.

In addition to two solo exhibitions this year, Eaton’s work will be part of the exhibition, Dissident Bodies, curated by Alisa Arsenault, looking at how parenting influences creative practice, at the Owens Art Gallery, in Sackville, as well as group exhibitions in Vancouver, British Columbia, and New York, New York, USA.

For the past three decades, Eaton has maintained a steadfast commitment to studio practice, a rigorous exhibition schedule, and a longstanding commitment to community involvement. Eaton is currently completing a Master of Fine Art through Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Eaton’s research demonstrates how traditional textile practices can be integrated into a painting practice as a bodily form of memory, reaffirming matrilineal connections through making.

Virtual Gallery

Browse the exhibition virtually, from the comfort of your own home.


Thanks to the NB Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture for supporting this exhibition. This project is also funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Call for Exhibition Proposals

Professional and emerging artists/artist teams working in all mediums are invited and encouraged to submit proposals for solo, group, or curates exhibitions. The deadline for proposal submissions for next season has passed, but we accept proposals year round for later dates.

AX is committed to developing, supporting and promoting exhibition opportunities and experiences for New Brunswick artists from established and underrepresented communities. In choosing exhibitions, AX seeks a balance of established and emerging artists, exhibiting works fro our region and beyond. AX is also dedicated to exhibiting children’s art and student work created in local-area schools and through our own programming.

AX offers an average of six exhibitions a year and strives to pay artists fair compensation for the right to exhibit their work. We include artist fees based on national CARFAC standards in all grant applications so there fees can be paid to artists whenever possible. AX’s exhibitions are selected by a rotating panel of respected artists and art educators knowledgeable in the discipline involved. The selected juries base their decisions on the artist’d statement and images submitted as part of exhibitions proposals.

While you may suggest a curator as part of your proposal, AX is under no obligation to pay this curator or work with them directly. In your proposal, please clarify if you are willing to work with a curator of AX’s choosing. If you are proposing a curator, please include their credentials along with your proposal.

All artists interested in submitting an exhibtion proposal should also refer to our sample artist agreement before submitting as it clarifies requirements assiciated with exhibiting at AX.

In your proposal, please include:

  • Contact information (name, address, phone, email, website)
  • Are you applying for a solo artist show, a group show, or a show you will curate?
  • Title of your proposed exhibiton
  • Approximate number of pieces and dimensions
  • Project description (max. 500 words), including:
    • artist statement
    • concept for proposed exhibit
    • what are you trying to achieve
    • Note: If you would prefer to present your project description by video, you may upload a 2 to 3 minute (maximum) video clip to YouTube and share the link with us.
  • Arts resume/CV (no more than 3 pages)
  • Artist biography, including training and exhibiton history (no more than 500 words)
  • 10 digital (JPG) images of work with an accompanying numbered image list specifying title, media, dimensions, and year of work. Can send images on a USB stick, through Dropbox.com or WeTransfer, or by email – website links to supplementary visual materials are also welcome. Images submitted by email must be no larger than 1024 pixels at the longest dimension, adn no more than 150 dpi. 

Applications may be submitted electronically to: admin@axartscentre.ca (please include AX Exhibition Proposal int he subject line of the email). Or mailed/dropped off in person to:
AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex
12 Maple Ave., Sussex, NB E4E2N5

Preparing a proposal? Have a look at our gallery dimensions and photos for context. If you have any questions about the proposal process, contact: admin@axartscentre.ca