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Jin-me Yoon Spectral Tides

Until December 10, 2017
Nanaimo Art Gallery presents Spectral Tides, a solo exhibition of new work by renowned Korean born Canadian artist Jin-me Yoon. Through video, photography, and installation, Spectral Tides features projects set on two islands that are important to the artist's life and work: Vancouver Island, focusing on the complex histories of the Pacific Rim National Park, and Jeju-do, the largest South Korean island and a strategic US military outpost.
This project is presented as a part of Nanaimo Art Gallery’s celebration of our 40th anniversary in 2017. All year, through exhibitions, special projects, education programs and events, we explore the question “What does it mean to live on an Island?”
Image: Jin-me Yoon, Long View, colour photographs, colour postcards, single channel video 

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January 12 - March 10, 2018 
Join us for the opening reception: January 11, 7 pm
The evening includes a performance by Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback.
Michele Di Menna, Ayesha Hameed, Lili Huston-Herterich, Dawn Johnston, Eleanor King, Orca Lab, Gary Manson, Colter Harper and Liz Park with Marcus Rediker, Genevieve Robertson, Jenni Schine and Jay White, Fiona Tan, Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback
Our history of the sea is a record of misunderstanding the cries of whales and the whispers of waves. But, as sea levels rise and fish stocks dwindle, being attuned to what the ocean is telling us is now more important than ever. Landfall and Departure: Epilogue endeavours to listen to the sea through contemporary visual art, sound works, presentations, and performances.
Image: Fiona Tan, Depot, HD video, 2015



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Open until December 23, 5 pm
Come visit our Gallery Store to find the perfect gift for the people on your holiday shopping list. We have a unique collection of handcrafted items made by local artists. You’ll find everything from books to toys, jewellery to clothing, ceramics to paintings and more. Not sure what to get that special someone? How about a Gift Certificate for Gallery Store merchandise or Art Lab kids and adult workshops for those creative individuals, or a Gallery membership for an art lover?
Members always receive 10% off in the Gallery Store (books excluded).

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Draw date: December 14, 4 pm
In the Gallery Store, we currently have a silent auction for a fabulous Creative Artist Basket, donated by Heather and Dr. Allan Pastro valued at $125. This handy tote bucket is filled with a variety of art supplies: artist’s sketchbook, oil pastels, pencil crayons, acrylic paints, sidewalk chalk, felt markers, gift certificates to Saturday Studio and much more. Come for a visit and place a bid

















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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 $45 per hour and a corporate/private rate of $90 per hour.


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Tue - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm to 12/23/17 reopens 01/4/18, Sun: 12 -5 pm Spring to 12/10/17



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