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 NAG RainShadow Poster-v4digital-webRain Shadow

February 26th, 2021 - April 25th, 2021


Rain Shadow is the latest exhibition opening at Nanaimo Art Gallery on February 26th and will run until April 25th, 2021. Ten artists from the Pacific Northwest explore a shared geographic landscape through diverse perspectives and a variety of media. Rain Shadow will encourage Nanaimo Art Gallery visitors to consider their sense of place in the world.


Jonathan Forrest, Todd Gronsdahl, lessLIE, lichen with Natassia Davies and Danielle Stevenson, Jerry Pethick, Anne Ramsden, Charlene Vickers, and Eliot White-Hill Kwulasultun come together to explore the concept of a Rain Shadow. Storm clouds buttress themselves against windward slopes, releasing precipitation before dissipating over summits and across leeward landscapes The western shores of Vancouver Island and the mainland become saturated, while unburdened clouds scatter lightly and interact with other weather patterns over the island's eastern coastline. Here on Snuneymuxw territory this effect manifests in a mix of sunshine, periodic showers, and an abundance of rainbows.


Through painting, sculpture, video, and illustration, artists in Rain Shadow consider the places they live, and those carried from afar. Artworks engage notions of belonging, the hubris of marking and controlling land, light pollution, host/guest relationships, and healing the post-industrial landscape. Occurring one year into Covid-19, the pandemic's effects on place and movement are present directly and indirectly within the exhibition.


 For more information on Rain Shadow please click here.










Zoë Chan on "Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads"

Thank you so much to Zoë Chan for speaking on the work of master printmaker Anna Wong. Chan's essay, "Drawing as Language and Thought: Changing Style in Anna Wong's Oeuvre," is included in the exhibition catalogue for "Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads.

Zoë Chan on "Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads" from Nanaimo Art Gallery on Vimeo.


Keith Wallace on "Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads"

In our second video, Keith Wallace speaks about the life and work of Canadian master printmaker Anna Wong. Wallace’s essay, “Anna Wong: Family, Modernity, Art and Independence,” is included in the exhibition catalogue for “Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads.” Full video description can be found here.

Keith Wallace on "Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads" from Nanaimo Art Gallery on Vimeo.



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We are excited to have you visit. Our current hours are 12-5 pm Tuesday through Friday, 10am-5pm on Saturdays and 12-5 pm on Sundays. View our updated Visitor Code of Conduct before your next visit to the Gallery to see the extra steps we are taking to ensure our space is clean and safe for your next visit. 



NAG event JoelGood websize-67wpSupernatural Eagle Bringing the Sun Back to the World


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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