Sydney Lancaster

September 5–November 2, 2019

Opening Reception and Artwalk: Thursday, September 5, 6–8:30 pm

Artist Talk (Featuring artist Sydney Lancaster and geologist John Waldron): Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 2 pm

Exhibition Tours: Thursday, September 19 at 12:05 pm & Thursday, October 17 at 12:05 pm

Interdisciplinary artist Sydney Lancaster utilizes a multi-pronged approach to artistic practice. Her interconnected works focus viewer experience on contemplation, process and immersion.  Lancaster explores the human understanding of natural processes and different scales of time, and the physical space embodied within them.

Boundary/Time/Surface is derived from documentation of the shoreline at Green Point NL and works the artist created there as part of a residency at Gros Morne National Park in 2014.

The central pivot of the exhibition is a large-scale, multi-panel projection-mapped video installation. This video work documents the creation and ultimate destruction of a 150 metre-long sculpture built along the internationally recognised scientific boundary separating the Cambrian and Ordovician periods in geologic history. The ephemeral piece was hand-constructed by the artist from natural materials gathered along the shoreline of the park.

The human tendency to analyse, rationalize, justify and categorize existence, equips humankind with various tools and methods to (attempt to) understand our physical environment. Geological and paleontological data, research samples from the area, as well as the diverse artworks by the artist question territory and permanence, providing further insight into the natural and human history of this area.


Also available Boundary | Time | Surface- a record of change. This limited edition book was created to accompany the exhibition, and it includes stunning photographs of the work, as well as essays by Melinda Pinfold, Sydney Lancaster, and John Waldron. Pick up your copy today in the AGSA gift shop.


Image Credit: Sydney Lancaster, Boundary|Time|Surface, site specific installation at Green Point, Gros Morne National Park, 150 x 2.4 meters, 2014.