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Saturday June 18, 2022  |  5 p.m.  |  Pay what you can

Centre culturel Aberdeen, 2nd floor

140 Botsford Street

Moncton, NB, E1C 4X5

In labour: Bringing Creation and Parenthood Together is a 5 à 7 conference on art and parenthood with Annie France Noël and Émilie Turmel. The discussion will be moderated by Monique Brideau, president of the Regroupement féministe du Nouveau-Brunswick (RFNB).

In partnership with the Regroupement féministe du Nouveau-Brunswick


Annie France Noël is a queer Acadian visual artist and cultural worker. Her practice observes intimate and vulnerable aspects of the human experience through various photographic and interdisciplinary approaches. Guided by their own lived experiences, recent work by Annie France deconstructs the difficult, hidden and ambivalent emotions of parenthood through self-portraiture, staging, and data processing.

Annie France has exhibited her work in several galleries in New Brunswick, including the 2015 exhibition Phantom Presence: Contemporary Photography in New Brunswick at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. She represented the province at the Jeux de la Francophonie in Abidjan, Ivory Coast where she won the bronze medal in photography. The work was later acquired by collectionArtNB in 2020. Annie France was long-listed for the New Generation Photography Award in 2018 and 2021 and is the recipient of several ArtsNB grants.

Annie France is a dedicated member of the cultural communities she engages with, both at regional and national levels. She notably sits on the Board of Directors of CARFAC National, chairs the Board of Directors of the Aberdeen Cultural Centre (where her studio is located), and is the artistic and administrative director of Galerie Sans Nom. Originally from Galaget (Caraquet), she currently lives, mothers, and works as an uninvited guest on the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq peoples / Moncton NB.


Émilie Turmel began writing poetry in CEGEP and sending her work to journals in college. In 2017, she published a poem in an anthology produced by the magazine Françoise Stéréo. In 2018, she published several texts in Ancrages, an Acadian creative writing journal. Also in 2018, she published her first collection, Casse-gueules, with Poètes de brousse. In 2020, she will publish a second collection, Vanités, also with Poètes de brousse. Casse-gueules was a finalist for the Émile-Nelligan prize and received the René-Leynaud prize. Some of Émilie Turmel's poems have been translated into English and Spanish. Her work has been published in Canada, France, Spain and Colombia. Her collections address, among other things, the theme of women's writing.

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