A key component of the Weather Collection project is research looking into the extensive collections of the partner galleries for works that tell stories about human relationships with weather.

Emma Hassencahl-Perley,They Have Arrived (2023)

Currently, there is much emphasis on individuals becoming aware of their contributions to climate change. I believe there should be collective awareness. Still, there needs to be more emphasis on large corporations and governments that benefit most from resource extraction.

Emma Hassencahl-Perley

Emma Hassencahl-Perley is a Wolastoqey visual artist, curator and educator from Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation), New Brunswick. 
She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Mount Allison University (‘17) and a Masters of Art in Art History (‘22) from Concordia University. Emma’s research interests lie within Indigenous Art History, Indigenous Feminisms, Craft and Textile History, Wabanaki Iconography, Oral History, and Decolonial theory.

Laura Ritchie, On Art, Collecting, and the Weather: An Essay Series in Three Parts (2023)

Laura J. Ritchie

Laura J. Ritchie (she/her) is an independent curator and art consultant in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. Of settler descent, she hails from Menaquesk/Saint John, NB, on the traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik/Maliseet. Laura holds a BA Art History from Mount Allison University and an MA in the same from Western University. She is a fellow of the Getty Leadership Institute’s NextGen, Executive Education for the Next Generation of Museum Leaders. Former Director of MSVU Art Gallery, Laura has worked in collections, exhibitions, and administration with such Canadian art organizations as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick Crafts Council, New Brunswick Arts Board, Museum London, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, the Commonwealth Association of Museums, Art Gallery of Alberta, and Kelowna Art Gallery. In 2022, Laura served as the Atlantic region Juror for the Sobey Art Award.