Rita McKeough: Works


EDITOR: Diana Sherlock

AUTHORS: Anthea Black, Eli D. Campanaro, Elizabeth Diggon, Johanna Householder, Areum Kim, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Deidre Logue, Jude Major, Rita McKeough, Jeanne Randolph, Mary Scott

PUBLISHERS: EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, M:ST Performative Art Festival, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary

This critical monograph documents Rita McKeough’s collaborative artistic process and pedagogy from the late 1970s on; her interactions with visual and media arts communities in Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary, particularly alternative music and performance scenes; and the audio, installation and performance work that is her ongoing contribution to the contemporary Canadian art community.

Includes vinyl record with five audio works from installations and performances—Shiver (1995), Opponent and My Heart Beats too Fast from In bocca al lupo/ In the Mouth of the Wolf (1991), Lament from Dancing on a Plate (1991), Veins (2016) and one new composition, Ashes (2017)

A limited number of the publications include an artist multiple by Rita McKeough that references The Lion’s Share (2012), an exhibition which incorporated kinetics, performance, and sound, and used a humorous and dream-like scenario to raise questions about the complexities of our relationship to eating animals.

This project has been generously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Calgary Arts Development and the City of Calgary, EMMEDIA, M:ST and TRUCK; institutional sponsor, the Alberta College of Art + Design; and community contributors, Owens Art Gallery – Mount Allison University and NSCAD University.


Publication: $40.00 CAD (Only available at EMMEDIA)

Publication and 12” vinyl: $75.00 CAD

Publication, 12” vinyl and limited edition art multiple: $280.00 CAD



TRUCK Contemporary Art

Sloth Records

Shelf Life Books

Glenbow Museum

Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton)

Art Metropole (Toronto)

For deliveries, please inquire at 403.263.2833 or programming@emmedia.ca for shipping charges.


Rita McKeough with editor Diana Sherlock will be travelling across Canada to promote Rita McKeough: Works. Come to the launches to meet them in person and get your copy signed!

November 30, 2019 – SAW Gallery (Ottawa)

November 29, 2019 – Art Metropole (Toronto)

November 28, 2019 – ARTEXTE (Montreal)

July 23, 2019 – Western Front (Vancouver)

January 23, 2019 – Alberta College of Art + Design (Calgary)

November 22, 2018 – NSCAD University (Halifax)

November 19, 2018 – Thunder & Lightning Ltd. (Sackville)

October 4, 2018 – M:ST Performative Art Festival (Soft launch – Calgary)