August 16 - 18, 2024


THIRD SHIFT is a contemporary art festival presented by Third Space, a not-for-profit artist-run centre in Saint John, New Brunswick, that includes temporary installations, interventions, performances, projections, and events. 

Created as a platform for new experiences and communal exchange, THIRD SHIFT aims to offer Saint John citizens and visitors to the city a unique opportunity to engage with contemporary art and re-imagine urban space.

Photo (left): ‘LAVA’ by Lex Stephenson

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2024 Schedule


🌙FRIDAY AUG 16🌙

✨CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL /// FESTIVAL D'ART CONTEMPORAIN

7pm-12am /// Uptown Saint John - Centre-ville de Saint-Jean

🌙SATURDAY AUG 17🌙

✨PLACEMAKING IN SAINT JOHN: PATTERN DESIGN & PATCHWORK WORKSHOP /// BRENDA MABEL REID

10am-12pm /// Saint John Arts Centre, 2nd floor. Registration coming soon!

 

✨WOOL FELTING WORKSHOP /// TINA SHERAPOVA

1pm-3pm /// Saint John Arts Centre, 2nd floor. Registration coming soon!

 

✨SCREENING: QAQSOSS NAKA WAHUNTUHSIS /// TARA AUDIBERT

4pm showtime /// BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess St.

 

✨THIRD WATCH /// FESTIVAL OF AUDIO-VISUAL WORKS

7pm showtime /// BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess St.

🌙SUNDAY AUG 18🌙

✨LIVE DRAWING /// NUDE MODEL

11am-12pm /// Haven Music Hall. Details coming soon!

 

✨ARTIST TALKS

1pm-4pm /// Imperial Theatre, Upper Lobby

 

✨KEYNOTE /// TARA AUDIBERT

Third Space’s Artist in Residence

 

✨PANEL /// VISIBILITY

Tony Nicholas, Steve deBruyn, Niya Abdhullahi

Map & Festival Guide


The 2024 edition is underway. In the meantime, check out last year's map & guide:

Click here for the 2023 THIRD SHIFT Festival Guide!

THANK YOU

THIRD SHIFT is an evolving project and labour of love for Third Space. We’re proud that over the last 10 years it has grown into an annual festival made possible through generous community support.