SOUND WALK WITH ELISA FERRARI | Friday, March 18 & Saturday, March 19, 2:00 pm
[In a quiet voice.] "Meet me in silence where Esplanade meets Port Way"
Participants will meet at the intersection of Esplanade and Port Way in South Nanaimo.
As part of both Landfall and Departure: Prologue and Broadcast Archipelago, join artist Elisa Ferrari for a sound walk that takes us outside of the gallery and into the urban environment to explore the unique acoustic ecologies of the Nanaimo Harbourfront and shipping wharf. Participants will map out the distinct audio landscape of this area through encounters with ambient and pre-recorded sounds.
EXPERIENCE ART | 2017 RAFFLE
Draw: March 4, 12 pm
January 17 to March 4 you have the opportunity to enter for your chance to win a fabulous prize and support the Gallery! Raffle tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. Only 250 tickets are available and are ready for purchase at the Gallery.
Win one of three fabulous prizes & experience art:
Fly to Vancouver courtesy of Helijet & visit The Vancouver Art Gallery.
Enjoy a night at The Oswego Hotel & visit The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
You and 9 friends will savour delicious appetizers and a live performance of Mozart by Vancouver Island Symphony as part of Symphony Soundbites.
We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of our sponsors: Helijiet, The Vancouver Art Gallery, The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, The Oswego Hotel, Vancouver Island Symphony.
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BLACK DIAMOND DUST - Book Now Available
Nanaimo Art Gallery is pleased to announce the arrival of Black Diamond Dust. This elegant new publication is co-published with Sternberg Press in Berlin and edited by Jesse Birch with Will Holder.
This publication expands on the multisite contemporary art exhibition by the same name that took place at Nanaimo Art Gallery in 2014. Black Diamond Dust refers to coal mining, an industry that has formed and fragmented communities through economic development, racial segregation, and labor inequity, while fuelling the modern world. This book brings to light forgotten or under-acknowledged local and international histories, as investigated and discussed through contemporary art, poetry, essays, literature, folk songs, and archival images.
The publication features texts by Jesse Birch, Lynne Bowen, Peter Culley, Antonio Graydon, Sarah Ogan Gunning, Franz Kafka, George Orwell, Michael Taussig; together with artworks by Stephanie Aitken, Raymond Boisjoly, Edward Burtynsky, Peter Culley, Jeremy Deller and Mike Figgis, Gray Metal, Devon Knowles, Yuanchen Liu, William Notman & Son, Jerry Pethick, Mimi Pickering, Kerri Reid, Scott Rogers
Black Diamond Dust is the first of three projects to engage the main resource industries of Vancouver Island (coal mining, forestry, and fisheries) through contemporary art.
Black Diamond Dust publications are available now at the Gallery Store for $30.00.
Within walking distance from the historic Nanaimo waterfront, Nanaimo Art Gallery | Art Lab offers a unique environment for a meeting, seminar, presentation, cocktail reception or dinner party. Located near major hotels, funky coffee shops and outstanding restaurants, your group can convene in the centre of the arts and business district downtown.