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Truth to Material



September 20 to November 10, 2019

Krista Belle Stewart is an artist and a member of the Upper Nicola Band of the Syilx/Okanagan Nation, currently based in Berlin. Her work with video, land, performance, photography, textiles, and sound unfolds and draws out personal and political narratives over long periods of time.

Image courtesy of Krista Belle Stewart


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Friday, October 25, 9 am - 2 pm

Ages 5-12 
$35 per child | $65 for two siblings


Artist Educators Arlene Deptuck and Kaylea Reeve have an exciting day planned for young learners. We will start the day with printmaking using bright neon colours to pop playful images on backgrounds full of texture and patterning inspired by nature. We will investigate our current exhibition Truth to Material by Krista Belle Stewart and head to the library for a special lunch visit and storytime.



Wednesday, November 6, 6 - 8:30 pm

$45 Members | $50 Non-members

Supplies included. | No experience necessary
Join Aaramë Robillard as she shares her printmaking practice and leads a pre-holiday card making gathering. Learn the basics, carve your own linocut block, and print a set of cards to send to friends and family. Take your block home to use later for printing on wrapping paper, gift tags, and note cards.


November 15–17
November 15, 5 - 9 pm, November 16, 10 am - 5 pm, November 17, 12 - 5 pm
Nanaimo Art Gallery presents a 3-day pop-up market with handmade treasures by local artists from across Vancouver Island and along the Salish Sea. The Gallery Store will take over Art Lab and triple in size. Free parking downtown at the Bastion Street parkade all weekend from Friday at 5pm.




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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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