WATERWORKS - THE 2016 ART EXHIBITION
WATER. In all cultures, water has a place of respect and wonder. We drink it to replenish our bodies. We bathe in it to clean ourselves. We meditate beside it, swim through it, watch as it powers the growth of our food. Our survival depends on access to clean water. On the west coast, we are blessed with an abundance of fresh water, but it is not always accessible.
Featured artists included: Deb Dumka, Kim Fenton, Keri Luciani, Yvonne Stowell, Diego Samper, Matthew Talbot-Kelly, Kristjana Gunnars, Miyuki Shinkai, Kenny Torrance, and Gordon Halloran.
Curated by international artist Gordon Halloran and Diana Robertson.
Sponsored by: SECHELT SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY | THERBER ENGINEERING LTD.
2015 - SIX SENSES OF CEDAR ART EXHIBITION
The 2015 curated art exhibition featured ‘multi-disciplinary’ visual and sensory perceptions of how a group of coast-based artists interpret the subject of CEDAR. Influenced by different cultural backgrounds and the senses of sight, sound, touch, taste, smell, and spirit, visual artists, sculptors, fibre-artists, writers and musicians will come together to collaborate in an “art as process” journey of self and collective discovery.
FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDED:
GORDON HALLORAN, MARLENE LOWDEN, GIORGIO MAGNANENSI, KIRK MICHAEL, VERN BAHTI MINARD, LINDA NARDELLI, DEAN VAN'T SCHIP, KEZ SHERWOOD, JESSICA SILVEY, ROBERT STUDER AND MARLEEN VERMEULEN
Curated by Diana Robertson and NadinaTandy
2014 - MIND OVER MATER ART EXHIBITION
The 2014 MIND OVER MATTER" Art Exhibition was both a ground breaking and record breaking community event."
The 2014 “Mind over Matter” ten day ART exhibition explored six unique cross-cultural collaborations between fourteen coast aboriginal and non-aboriginal artists. The show illustrated a variety of “stories,” some personal, some profound and others provocative, while combining traditional and contemporary art and media. Painters collaborated with glass artists, poets, weavers, photographers or wood carvers to tell their stories visually and in words. This special exhibition focused on all new works presented in a dynamic installation-type format. A collaboration greater than the sum of its parts, this unprecedented exhibition, possibly the first of its kind in Canada, delivered a learned experience for the artists, as well as an engaging and educating event for visitors.
“We are more and more convinced that culture attracts, brings people together, entertains, appeals and impresses. It allows us to bridge the gap between local and international, the specific and the universal. It allows us to exchange and share, counting on the possibility of a dialogue that transcends language and imperfect translations, as well as codes, beliefs, religions and differences.”
Simon Brault: No Culture, No Future, 2010