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The treaty is in the body Omaskeko Creeweb - Copy
April 26 to June 30, 2019
Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, April 25, 7 pm 
Guy Ben-Ner, Justine A. Chambers, Joel Good and William Good, Tanya Lukin Linklater

The title for this exhibition was inspired by the working methods of father and son Snuneymuxw artists Joel Good and William Good, who carve together across from each other at the kitchen table almost every day. However, this practice of shared learning through direct connections across generations is central to all of the artworks in the exhibition. 

Image: Tanya Lukin Linklater, The treaty is in the body, Digital video, 2017, Photograph by Liz Lott 


familyPicture Your Family: Portrait Workshops 
Saturday, May 11, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Special Saturday Studio Family Event!
& Wednesday, May 22, 6 - 9 PM

Pick a workshop date and bring in family photos to inspire your project.
Ages 5+ welcome
$40 per family, members | $45 per family, non-members
Registration required | Space is limited | Supplies included





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Dance workshops with Justine A. Chambers
May 15, 16, 17 and 18 3 to 4 pm in the Gallery
Free and open to all ages and abilities.
Drop-in to one or more workshops
Wear sneakers and comfortable clothing.
Presented in collaboration with Crimson Coast Dance Society

The anchors of Justine A. Chambers movement-based practice are found in collaborative creation, close observation, and the idea of choreography as living archive. As part of Across the Table, she will lead a series of dance workshops in the Gallery. These workshops are based on conversations Justine had with her 90 year-old grandmother, Delores Hutchinson, in which Delores described the dances she frequented during her teens at The Parkway Ballroom on the south side of Chicago. In these free public workshops, Justine will collaborate with participants of all ages and abilities to translate Delores' stories back into dance.


Image: Justine A. Chambers, Justine & Delores Aug 7/1983 Edmonton, Image courtesy of the artist






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WHAT? Dazzle Camouflage – a free contemporary art immersion program
WHO? Youth aged 15-19. Artist participants receive a $200 honorarium upon project completion
WHEN? August 6 - 30, 2019 (Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm)
WHERE? Art Lab at Nanaimo Art Gallery







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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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 $50 per hour and a corporate/private rate of $100 per hour.


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