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for children every Saturday morning.

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Stone Witness

Abbas Akhavan, Tanya Busse, Liljana Mead Martin


November 30, 2019 - January 19, 2020

Join us for the opening on November 29, 7 pm

Through sculptural installation and film, artworks by Abbas Akhavan, Tanya Busse, and Liljana Mead Martin consider the impacts and implications of human cultures of extraction in a year in which Nanaimo Art Gallery asks what are generations?


Image: The Bedrock Gardener, Liljana Mead Martin, Gypsum, plaster, hydrostone, cement, black sand, red sand, juniper, reflective insulation, found plastics, dry pigment, 2019, Photo by Denis Ogrinc



Nanaimo Artwalk 2019

December 7 - 8 | 10 am to 4 pm

Kids and teens from Art Lab programs will contribute to this exhibition framed by our year long inquiry what are generations? The exhibition will include explorations in sculpture, painting, drawing, collage, weaving and stencilling. Everyone welcome!









November 15–17
November 15, 5 - 9 pm, November 16, 10 am - 5 pm, November 17, 12 - 5 pm
Nanaimo Art Gallery presents a 3-day pop-up market with handmade treasures by local artists from across Vancouver Island and along the Salish Sea. The Gallery Store will take over Art Lab and triple in size. Free parking downtown at the Bastion Street parkade all weekend from Friday at 5pm.


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The story behind the making of Supernatural Eagle Bringing the Sun Back to the World by father-son team William and Joel Good. Installed at the Nanaimo Art Gallery on Oct. 11, 2018. Closed-Captioned Video produced by Jennifer Wynne Webber. Photo by Sean Fenzl 







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Looking for a great place to have a meeting or event? Within walking distance from the historic Nanaimo waterfront, Nanaimo Art Gallery | Art Lab offers a unique and cost-effective environment for a meeting, seminar, presentation, cocktail reception or dinner party. Located near all major hotels, coffee shops, and restaurants, your friends, family, organization or company can convene right in the centre of the arts and business district downtown. We offer a non-profit rate of $50 per hour and a corporate/private rate of $100 per hour.


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