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Artist-in-Residence 2016 - Kyle Jackson

During his six month residency at the Museum, Kyle worked with visitors on a project entitled "To Those Still At Sea…". By creating a large scale silhouette sculptural painting of the Empress of Ireland, Kyle illuminated the 102nd year anniversary of the lives lost on the greatest maritime disaster in Canadian history.

Progression Gallery of "To Those Still at Sea"

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Hi, I'm Kyle Jackson, Artist-in-Residence at Canada's Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

One hundred and two years ago, the Empress of Ireland sank in the St. Lawrence River. At 2:00 a.m., in 6 degree water, 1012 people lost their lives.

To Those Still at Sea” is the title of this work, a large collaborative painting that the visitors to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 can work with me, reflecting upon the disaster of the Empress of Ireland; and all the people who lost their lives. What could have been, what was and what happened.

“To Those Still at Sea” a collaborative painting and video by Kyle Jackson, Artist-in-Residence at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 2016. The painting was inspired by the exhibition “Empress of Ireland: Canada’s Titanic” created by the Canadian Museum of History and presented at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, November 2015 to November 2106

Music: “God Be With You Till We Meet Again” hymn instrumental performed by Steven Sharp Nelson (“Sacred Cello” 2006) used with permission.

Postcard: “RMS Empress of Ireland” (1914) courtesy of the collection of Chris Klausen.

Picture Map of St. Lawrence: National Library of the Netherlands, 52309