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Lari Robson Jug

Sonnet L’Abbé, Derya Akay, Vanessa Brown, Maggie Groat, Yuki Kimura, Anne Low, Lari Robson
July 21 - September 17
Curated by Jesse Birch and Emma Metcalfe Hurst

Dream Islands is a group exhibition that takes the work of late Salt Spring Island-based potter Lari Robson (1942-2012) as a central point of inspiration. The exhibition features Robson’s pottery alongside new artworks by Derya Akay, Vanessa Brown, Maggie Groat, Yuki Kimura, and Anne Low, with writing by Sonnet L’Abbé that navigate islands of the imagination through intersections between art and craft practices.

Image: Stoneware jug with tenmoku glaze, Lari Robson, circa 1970s  


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Sonnet L'Abbé, Celestine Aleck, Gabi Dao, Jeneen Frie Nootli,  Jacob Gleeson and Tiziana La Melia
Sunday, August 271 - 4 pm 
Saysutshun (Newcastle Island)
RSVP required
$10 entry fee for trail wal

On Sunday, August 27 join us for a durational and immersive trail walk around Saysutshun for a series of performances, poetry readings, and temporary art installations by Tent Shop, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Gabi Dao, Tiziana La Melia and Sonnet L’Abbé, with an introduction to Saysutshun by Snuneymuxw artist and storyteller Celestine Aleck.


Bidding closes September 1st at 4 pm
Do you love EJ Hughes? Then why not add a beautiful work by this iconic Canadian artist to your home or office wall this year? In 2001 E.J. Hughes received the Order of Canada and in 2005 he was awarded the Order of British Columbia.
Until September 1st we are holding a silent auction for a framed EJ Hughes giclée, Houses, Qualicum Beach, 2000, watercolour on paper, valued at $1275.
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 $45 per hour and a corporate/private rate of $90 per hour.


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Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6
Tue - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm, Spring to Fall: Sun: 12 -5 pm


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