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Until October 6, 2018
Roger Aksadjuak, Shuvinai Ashoona, Pierre Aupilardjuk, Shary Boyle, Jessie Kenalogak, John Kurok, and
Leo Napayok

Curated by Shary Boyle in collaboration with Shauna Thompson

Organized and circulated by Esker Foundation, Calgary


Image: Pierre Aupilardjuk and Shary Boyle, Facing Forward, 2016, 34 x 18 x 28 cm, smoke-fired stoneware and hand-painted porcelain. Photo: M.N. Hutchinson





Wednesday, October 3, 7 pm
Art Lab
Members are invited to join us for Nanaimo Art Gallery Society's AGM. President Deborah Zorkin and Executive Director Julie Bevan will report on highlights from the last year. In addition to Society business, Curator Jesse Birch will preview exhibition programming in the year ahead. AGM packages will be available at the meeting and refreshments will be served.
Image: Vice President Sarah Lane and President Deborah Zorkin at the opening of Earthlings, photo: Sean Fenzl 

39923982 1444478409028849 4462320550659751936 nCall for participants! Code Switching: An Expanded Art Platform for Youth

Deadline to Apply: September 25, 9 am 
Submit a letter of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Are you curious, creative and committed? Youth ages 15–19 are invited to participate in Code Switching, which runs two Saturday afternoons each month, October 2018 to May 2019
Code Switching operates out of Art Lab in the Nanaimo Art Gallery. The program supports young artists throughout the school year with workshops, gallery visits, artist talks, and explorations in various media. .
This program is generously supported by The Edwina and Paul Heller Memorial Fund, held at Vancouver Foundation.

Tour of Earthlings


Friday, September 28, noon, FREE


In honour of Culture Days, join us for a free lunch-hour tour of Earthlings to learn about the artists and their work.



Artist Talk with Shary Boyle

October 4 at 7 PM 
Vancouver Island University 
Building 355 (Arts and Sciences), room 203 
Presented in partnership with Vancouver Island University’s Department of Art & Design 
All are welcome, admission free
In conjunction with the exhibition Earthlings, artist Shary Boyle will present a talk about her practice. Shary Boyle lives in Toronto and works across diverse media, including sculpture, drawing, installation, and performance. Collected and exhibited internationally, Boyle represented Canada with her project Music for Silence at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. Boyle's work was included in Ceramix: Art and Ceramics from Rodin to Schutte(2016), organized by the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, and la maison rouge, Paris. In 2017 her sculptures were featured in the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, and in the publication Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art (Phaidon, London). Boyle’s first public art commission will be installed this year at the Gardiner Ceramic Museum in Toronto.



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