Dr. Pam Hall

Pam Hall 


BFA with Distinction (Visual Arts), Sir George Williams University, (Concordia), 1973

M Ed (Art Education), University of Alberta, 1978

Thesis Title: Commonalities between Highly Creative Artists and Scientists

Ph D (Interdisciplinary: Sociology, Folklore, Humanities), Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2013

Dissertation Title: Recruiting the Visual—Knowing our CommonPlace: Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge. Online at http://research.library.mun.ca/2434/


Inaugural Public Engagement Post-Doctoral Fellow

Contact Info

Email: p.hall@mun.ca

Phone: 754-7731


Research Interests

art as research, knowledge production and social practice; visual and material culture; space, place and ecology; local knowledges ; alternative cartographies; embodied labour, vernacular practice; art and science; the politics and ethics of cultural production; feminist and post-colonial studies; medicine, health, the female body; progressive education; representation and cultural practice; post-capitalist community economies: visual methods and nonrepresentational theory

Selected Public Projects, Conferences, Publications

2014- HouseWork(s), solo survey exhibition at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John’s
- A Wish and a Prayer, Faculty of Medicine Library, MUN, St. John’s
- Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge, permanent installation, Bonne Bay Marine Station, Norris Point
- Moving Forward: Building Economically, Socially and Ecologically Resilient Fisheries and Coastal Communities- Policy Booklet with Rosemary Ommer and Barb Neis ,http://www.curra.ca
- Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge,http://www.curra.ca/local_knowledge.htm
2013- Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge, Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University, St. John’s
- A Wish and a Prayer, interactive public installation- Corner Brook Public Library, Corner Brook, NL, and Kindale Public Library, Stephenville, NL
2012- NO Discipline- thinking and doing in-between. Keynote Address- 14th Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL
2011- Sites of Encounter-Panel Presentation and closing session facilitation at Making, Meaning and Context: a Radical Reconsideration of Art’s Work- Goddard College, Vermont
2010- Plenary Panel presentation- The Artist in Medicine- Annual Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME), St. John’s, NL
2008From Studio to Site to Situation- WORKING AWAY- Public Lecture, The Rooms, St. John’s
- Inaugural Program Associate of the Office of Public Engagement, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI
2007- Risky Business-Panel Presentation- Live in Public-the Art ofEngagement, Vancouver, BC

- Ethics and Community Engagement, Keynote Address for Ethics? Norms? Questioning community arts practices, L’Engrenage Noir, Montreal

- Ethics and Engagement: Representation, Documentationand Doing the Right Thing, keynote address for DOCUMENTING ENGAGEMENT, Vancouver, Canada

2000- Just Fish- Voices of Practice, image-text chapter in JUSTFISH: Ethics and Canadian Marine Fisheries, Coward H., Ommer R. and Pitcher T.,ISER Books, St. John’s
1997-1999- Inaugural Artist in Residence, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland


Department of Folklore

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000