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Until November 30, 2017
Presented at the Nanaimo Museum in partnership with Nanaimo Art Gallery
The travelling exhibition Lawren Harris: Canadian Visionary comes to Nanaimo on loan from Vancouver Art Gallery and presents key works from the Gallery's collection that follow Harris' artistic evolution from the early 1900s to the early 1960s, including paintings from the groundbreaking Group of Seven period and later experiments in abstraction that reflect his efforts to root his work in a universal language rather than a specific national landscape. 
Lawren Harris: Canadian Visionary is organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery with the generous support of the Killy Foundation and is curated by Ian M. Thom, Senior Curator-Historical, Vancouver Art Gallery. 
Image: Lawren Harris, Mount Thule, Bylot Island, 1930, oil on paperboard, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, The Parnell Bequest, Photo: Tomas Svab, Vancouver Art Gallery


2017 10 13 NAG SpectralTides-7webJin-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



Thursday, November 16, 7 - 9:30 pm
Registration required
Supplies and wine included
$30 Members | $35 Non-Members
Raise your glass to a new kind of night out! Inspired by Jin-me Yoon’s exhibition Spectral Tides, create your own mixed media artwork using paint, pastels and photo collage on wooden cradles. Artist and educator Yvonne Vander Kooi will share various techniques and approaches to image making that will surprise and delight! Create an artwork to take home, have fun and catch up with friends—you don't have to be an artist to be creative.   

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Friday, December 1, 5 - 9 pm
We are kicking off Artwalk with a special shopping event. Warm up with a cup of hot mulled apple cider and ginger cookies, visit our tree to find that perfect artisan made ornament and browse our wide variety of gift items including toys, clothes, calendars, mugs, candles, glassware, paintings etc. We carry creations made by talented local artists such as Robert Held, The Hive, Wren House, Alex Peck-Whyte, Robert Plante, Lottie Anderson, Gray Metal, Ay Lelum, D'dance Glass and many more.
Take advantage of 15% discount (20% if you are a member) on Gallery Store purchases, available this one night only. Books are excluded from the sale.

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, Sun: 12 -5 pm April to 12/10/17


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