FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Blank Canvas Bandit to Strike at the Beaverbook Art Gallery October 1st

Beaverbrook Art GallerySeptember 13, 20160 Comments


Blank Canvas Bandit to Strike at the Beaverbook Art Gallery October 1st

Murder mystery fundraiser evening promises to be a fun and humorous Gallery experience

Fredericton, NB, September 13, 2016 -- Just who is the Blank Canvas Bandit, and what does he want with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery? Guests will crack the case and find out at The Case of the Blank Canvas Bandit, a special, one-night-only murder mystery fundraiser event happening at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery on October 1st.

At this event, participants will join an eccentric cast of characters as they uncover the mystery of the Blank Canvas Bandit in this humorous, off-the-wall, and tongue-in-cheek look at the world of the visual arts and the characters that inhabit it.

This unique performance event is presented by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, who are hosting the evening and setting the stage, and Theatre New Brunswick, who are creating the characters and the story for this theatrical performance. Attendees will not only be the audience watching the story, but will also have the opportunity to add their sleuthing skills to it.

Kathryn Dimock, Development Associate in charge of membership and events at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery said: “We are thrilled to organize and host such a fantastic event with Theatre New Brunswick.  It will be a night to remember and a new way to experience the Gallery.  You can expect an immersive performance, and the opportunity to experience an evening of fun, humour, and great storytelling amidst a visual arts environment like no other.”

TNB Artistic Director Thomas Morgan Jones commented: “What an amazing project and collaboration this has been between the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Theatre New Brunswick.  It's so inspirational to be able to create a play specifically for that beautiful space, and one that allows the audience, each audience member, to have a completely unique experience.  We've been rolling with laughter in rehearsals, and also enjoying entering into conversations about what makes art, art.  We look forward to sharing the work with this limited public on October 1st!”

This special event is limited to 200 tickets. Ticket holders will be divided into four groups that will move through the Gallery, interacting with the characters and the story while surrounded by works of art. The event will also include a silent auction featuring a variety of experiences and items to bid on, including some hard-to-find treasures like a Picaroons Traditional Ales brewery tour, and much more.

Tickets are $65 each, and include a complimentary beverage as well as a selection of appetizers and sweets. Funds raised during this event will help support the Gallery's programming, including in-Gallery and outreach art programs for youth. The event will run from 7 pm to 10:30 pm.

For more information about the event, or to purchase tickets, visit the Beaverbrook Art Gallery's website (, or contact the Gallery's Front Desk at (506) 458-2028.


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About the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery was founded by Lord Beaverbrook on September 16, 1959. The Gallery is internationally known for its collection of Atlantic Canadian, Canadian, British, and International works of art. The Beaverbrook Art Gallery “enriches life through art”. As the official art gallery of New Brunswick, and one of Canada’s leading art galleries and most important cultural treasures, its mission is to “bring art and community together in a dynamic cultural environment dedicated to the highest standards in acquisitions, exhibitions, programming, education and stewardship.”

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery enriches life through art.
La Galerie d'art Beaverbrook enrichit la vie par l'art.

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Jeremy Elder-Jubelin
Manager of Communications and Visitor Services
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
703 Queen Street, P.O. Box 605
Fredericton, NB  E3E 5A6
Phone: (506) 458-2039
Fax: (506) 458-2028

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