The artist is deeply grateful for the help, assistance and support of the following individuals...all of them have made invaluable contributions to The Coil's brief but rich history on sea and on land.

For their labour, their spirit, and their companionship along the way...I thank them...

 for in the binding and the bending, lies the bonding....

1988-1989...In Newfoundland:

Eli Tucker, Caleb Tucker, Jamie Best, Paul Pope, Nigel Markham, Milton Spraklin Sr.

1990...On Vancouver Island: 

Sue Donaldson, Jim Lindsay, Kelly Irving, Bob Preston, Kerry Francis, Roy Green, Paul Dishaw, Terryl Atkins, John Orser, Jill Ehlert

1991...In the Alberta Badlands:

David and Marie Kaufman, Ed Jurewicz and Grace Jefferies, Katy McKelvey and Steve Nunoda, Nigel Markham, Duane Nickerson, Yvonne Markotic and Martin McSween, Marcel Duschenes, Jane Evans, the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, and the staff of Dinosaur and Writing-on-Stone Provincial Parks.

1993... on Amherst Island, Lake Ontario:

Jan Winton, Adam Fingret, Andrew Butkevicius, Cheryl McCormick, Jennifer Essex, Ingrid Dabringer, Becky Soudant, Mandy Gerland, Leah Balfe, John and Maribeth Hall

1993... in Japan:

Lesley Pechter, David Wynne, Miki Maruta, Tony Concil, Nobi Nagasawa, Ross Reid, Kuni and Toru Kajiwara, Yakeo Okui, Kevin Feilder, Pierre Deslormes of the Canadian Consulate in Fukuoka, Beverly Mack and Claude Savard of External Affairs Canada, Akiko Nawata, Louis Hamel, and David Anido of the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo,with extraordinaryl thanks to Victor Young of F.P.I., St. John's

In all locations and throughout the project, the artist is deeply grateful for the support of her family- Strat and Jordan Canning.


Institutional and Organizational Acknowledgements


The artist gratefully acknowledges financial assistance from the Canada Council for The Arts, NICHIRO CORP. in Japan, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council.

She also thanks the staff members of all the galleries where The Coil was presented in public. Some were instrumental in enabling the site work and showing its results to local audiences, and others mounted the touring exhibition as it travelled to new audiences. The support and enthusiasm of the following public galleries and artist-run centres is acknowledged and appreciated:

Sir Wilfred Grenfell Art Gallery in Cornerbrook

AGNL in St. John's

Open Space in Victoria, B.C.

The New Gallery in Calgary, Alberta

The Art Gallery of The Canadian Embassy in Japan

Acadia University Art Gallery in Wolfville, N.S.

AGNS in Halifax, N.S.

Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario

Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown, PEI

The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

The Art Gallery of Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay, Ontario

The publication of the Coil catalogue was assisted by support from the Canada/Newfoundalnd Agreement on Cultural Industries.