Alli Johnston, David Dyck,
Dirk Muir,
Louis McDonald
PUSHING PLAY

Music moves us. In this collaborative piece, the music will also be moving. It’s a small platform on wheels carrying an upright piano, a pianist, and fluttering silk textile art, all pushed along West Street with nothing but human power.

Dirk Muir is a NBC (Newfoundlander by Choice.) Inspired by the resourcefulness of Newfoundlanders, Dirk is a maker with a bent for salvaging, repurposing, recycling and renovating.  Working with a wide range of materials and processes, he delights in making new functional objects and relationships whilst fusing work and play.

Louis McDonald has been an active member of the Newfoundland & Labrador arts community for over 35 years. As a musician he has toured every nook and cranny of the province. As a music producer and recordist he has participated in the creation of dozens of independent projects. He currently works in theatre production as a technician and instructor.

Alli Johnston is a visual artist based in Newfoundland & Labrador. Alli’s multi-disciplinary art practice focuses on her sense of place and her connection to nature, which she explores through watercolour painting, print making and textile art.

David Dyck is a multidisciplinary visual artist. He holds a BFA and MFA from the University of Saskatchewan. Juxtapositions of industrial forms with traditional artistic techniques and materials allow David to explore the connection between art and mechanics. His work often alludes to art historical, pop-cultural and industrial design references. David is the Visual Arts Studio Technician at Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus.