Jen Power, Jeff Erdman, John Kennedy and Kate Ward

John Kennedy is a musician interested in exploring sounds to create electronic music. Kate Ward is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose research driven practice investigates the relationship between art, ritual spaces and cultural meaning. Together they create temporary, transitory experiences and spaces in which their audience is invited to engage with, and contemplate. John and Kate have teamed up with Jen Power , a self-taught artist from Truro, Nova Scotia. Working primarily in acrylics, Jen’s recent body of work has been local wildlife and landscapes, drawing inspiration from our beautiful province and the wild spaces within. Jen’s artistic practice has been focused on skill building, learning to create the illusion of texture, light and depth in her work. Jen is proud to serve on the Cobequid Arts Council and is a member of the Truro Art Society.


Artist Project

Displace, utilizes ocean sound samples combined with visuals is projected upon a whale painted on sailcloth. Both natural and human made, it is an ambient piece intended to be an immersive reflection about how the seas behave sonically and how we chose to connect with those sounds.

Land Acknowledgement

With construction still underway in Downtown Sydney, the festival will be hosted at Eltuek Arts Centre for this year. In line with Eltuek Arts Centre's land acknowledgment, we recognize that this festival occurs on the traditional and unceded ancestral territories of the Mi'kma'ki people.

Eymu'ti'k Unama'ki, newte'jk l'uiknek te'sikl Mi'kmawe'l maqamikal mna'q iknmuetumitl. Ula maqamikew wiaqwikasik Wantaqo'tie'l aqq I'lamatultimkewe'l Ankukamkewe'l Mi'kmaq aqq Eleke'wuti kisa'matultisnik 1726ek.

Eltuek Arts Centre is in Unama'ki, one of the seven traditional and unceded ancestral districts of the people of Mi'kma'ki. This territory is covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship which the Mi'kmaq first signed with the British Crown in 1726.

Ketu'-keknuite'tmek aqq kepmite'tmek ula tela'maiultimkip wjit maqamikew ta'n etekl mtmo'taqney. Ula tett, ula maqamikek, etl-lukutiek l'tunen aqq apoqntmnen apoqnmasimk aqq weliknamk Unama'ki.

We wish to recognize and honour this understanding of the lands on which we reside. It is from here, on these lands, that we work to create and support a culture of self-reliance and vibrancy on Unama'ki (Cape Breton Island).