Pam Hall is a visual artist, film-maker, and writer, whose work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally, and is represented in many corporate, private and public collections. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta (M.Ed.) and has a B.F.A. from Sir George Williams University, now Concordia, in Montreal. Prior to 1984, when she returned full time to her studio practice, Hall worked as an educator and a senior civil servant developing public policy in education, culture and communications. She continues her association with education and cultural policy in a variety of ways.
Since 1988, when Hall began to fish with an inshore cod trap crew out of Quidi Vidi, Newfoundland, her work as an artist has been preoccupied with the fishery, both as subject matter, and as metaphor for human relationship with the natural environment. While her studio preoccupations have grown to include medicine and the female body, she continues to work in a variety of media on projects related to the inshore fishery of Newfoundland.
In addition to her work as a visual artist, Hall has worked as an Art Director and Production Designer in film and television, has published as an author and award-winning illustrator, a graphic designer and photographer.
Hall has continued to work extensively in the development of both Federal and Provincial public policy in the arts and culture, education, and communications. In the last decade and a half, she has served on the Boards of the Canadian Conference of the Arts, the Canadian Advisory Committee on the Status of the Artist, the Newfoundland Independent Filmmaker’s Co-op, and the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador.
She is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada, and in 2002, she was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.