Allan Brewer

Artist Biography

Born in Toronto in 1959. My parents moved the family to Plater Rock, N.B. in 1972 where I finished high school. After high school I travelled around for a bit: Edmonton, Toronto, northern Manitoba, Halifax and Montreal where I lived on and off for ten years.

While in Halifax I attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design from 1986 to 1990 graduating with a BFA. During that time I took part in Performance Night doing spoken word poetry with experimental music. Once again I moved on: New Brunswick, Montreal, North Bay, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick., then back to Montreal where I lived until moving to New Brunswick in 2003.

While in Montreal I became a member of gallery articule, wrote and spoke poetry, and produced a cassette with a band called the tulips. However, the city became increasingly intense ( the noise and this human compaction) so much so that I finally made up my mind to move permanently to the “country”; I think my heart has been here.

Brewer currently resides in Plaster Rock,  New Brunswick.

Past exhibitions:
  • 1989 – Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, N.S., entitled: “Museum”
  • 1993 – OO Gallery, Halifax, N.S., entitled: “White Bear and Other Stories”
  • 1995 – group show in the condemned artist studio building at corner of Water and Hollis
  • 2008 – Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery, Florenceville, N.B., entitled:“Print Show”
Published Works:

Tree Chapbooks of Poetry

Recordings:

“Children’s Stories”, Tulips

Some of their exhibitions