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Step Mother Tonguewp
until March 31, 2019
Joi T. Arcand, Patrick Cruz, Susan Hiller
Sometimes words are dropped, and sometimes they are thrown; sometimes they bounce away, and sometimes they bounce back. athut / Words Bounce is an exhibition of painting, installation, photography, and video works by three artists who engage languages as they shift, transform, and even disappear, while impacting people and the cultures they belong to. 
Image: Patrick Cruz, Step Mother Tongue, India ink, 2 channel video, cardboard, acrylic. 2018




The Edge of the Knife


Monday, March 4 at 7 pm | Avalon Cinema

$20.00 buy tickets here

Directed by Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown, The Edge of the Knife tells the story of a young man named Adiits’ii as he transforms into Gaagiixiid/Gaagiid, the Haida Wildman. Filmed on location in stunning Haida Gwaii, The Edge of the Knife is the first feature shot in two dialects of the endangered Haida language—which has only 20 fluent speakers left.

Presented by Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre and TheatreOne. Proceeds from this event will go to support the work of our non-profit organizations.



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Whess Harman, Selina Boan, Christian Vistan, Emma Metcalfe Hurst

March 24, 2 pm

Sonnet L'Abbé & Fred Wah

March 31, 2 pm


Organized by SPIT

Join us for two special afternoons of poetry on the occasion of athut / Words Bounce, the final exhibition in a year in which Nanaimo Art Gallery asks the question: how can we speak differently? In Hul'q'umi'num, the language of the Snuneymuxw people: scekwul yuxw 'alu kws nec's tu sqwal ct.









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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