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September 18 to November 15, 2020


Jordan Bennett, Micheal Langan/Colonialism Skateboards (in collaboration with Kent Monkman), Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Roger Crait, Steven Davies, Mark Igloliorte, Mason Mashon, Meagan Musseau, Meghann O'Brien, Les Ramsay, and Amanda Strong

Curated by Jaimie Isaac

Organized and circulated by Winnipeg Art Gallery


Boarder X presents contemporary work by artists from Indigenous nations across Canada who surf, skate, and snowboard. The exhibition reveals how these practices are vehicles to challenge conformity and status quo, as well as demonstrate knowledge and performed relationships with the land. Whether reading the urban terrain, making a cement jungle a playground, riding natural contours of white immovable mountains, or shredding the ever-changing waves, it's not about controlling land and water, but being humbled by their power.


Image: Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Potlatch or Die
2018, Photo by Don Hall courtesy of McKenzie Art Gallery


Nanaimo Art Gallery is open!

We are excited to welcome you back. Our new hours are 12-5 pm Tuesday through Thursday, 12-9 pm Friday, 10am-5pm on Saturdays and 12-5 pm Sundays when exhibitions are on. View our updated Visitor Code of Conduct before your next visit to the Gallery to see the extra steps we are taking to ensure our space is clean and safe for your next visit.We are also working to bring our store inventory online so that you can shop at home and pick up your order the following day. A selection of our publications are currently available for no-contact pick up and we are adding more items every day.







unnamedCØD3: Youth Art Collective

Code is Nanaimo Art Gallery's teen collective for young creatives that runs throughout the school year (September - June). We will meet in person and online twice monthly in groups of six based on age (Junior for ages 12-14 and Senior for ages 15-19). Code is open to youth working in various media including video, photography, paint, performance, and to critics, curators, and others eager to participate in conversations and actions around contemporary art.


WHERE: Art Lab @ Nanaimo Art Gallery, 150 Commercial Street.
WHEN: 2 Thursday nights per month with extra dates and opportunities TBA
JUNIOR (ages 12-14): 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 4-7PM
SENIOR (ages 15-19): 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 4-7PM
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Thursday, September 10, 2020 @ 10AM




Saturday Studio At Home - Staying Connected Through Art!






NAG event JoelGood websize-67wpSupernatural Eagle Bringing the Sun Back to the World


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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