Interpretive Writer

Exhibits and Installations

My role is usually to develop the story-line then craft the texts to communicate the messages according to the medium being used. Part of the process is finding the right tone and voice. Each community, person and story is distinctive; the words have to ring true. N’in Na L’nu reads as if written by a Mi’kmaw Elder. At the Black Cultural Centre, the voice is that of African Nova Scotians. In 2016-17, on behalf of the Nova Scotia Museum, I researched and wrote biographies of nearly 50 men and women who have stood out since Confederation. Shortened versions of two-thirds appear in the travelling exhibit VANGUARD: 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians.

 

 

 

Recent Projects

Halifax Citadel, Lord Cultural Resources, 2016-17
Vanguard, Nova Scotia Museum, 2016-17
Black Loyalist Heritage Centre, Birchtown, Nova Scotia, Concept development, 2011-2012
Colchester Historeum, Truro, Nova Scotia, Concept, 2012; Installation 2015
Black Cultural Centre, Dartmouth, NS, Concept and Installation, 2011
N’in Na L’nu: The Mi’kmaq of PEI – Traveling exhibit, from Concept Development to Fabrication, 2011-2013
Yarmouth and Acadian Shores – exhibits installed at Le Musée des Acadiens, Le Village Historique acadien, Cape Forchu, Yarmouth County Museum and the Église sainte-Anne Church, 2010
 
  • View a 360° tour of a CPI project at Le Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos.