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Public opening reception: June 8, 2016, 7 pm

Shannon Bool | Lloyd House | Rebecca Loewen | Alex Morrison | Gailan Ngan | Wayne Ngan | Patkau Architects | Aaron Peck


Trusses is an exhibition of works by contemporary artists and architects that explores how buildings resonate through their uses and their intersections with other forms of culture. Bridging aesthetic and experiential languages, architecture is set in dialogue with painting, sculpture, pottery, writing, photography and film.


Image credit: Alex Morrison, Utopia or Oblivion, 2011, colour inkjet photograph, 50 1/4 x 38 1/4"






John - crop - color
John Patkau: Work/Play


Wednesday, June 8, 12 pm
Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Tickets $10, available at Nanaimo Art Gallery, 250.754.1750
Included with RAIC Conference Registration


As part of the Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibition Trusses, which explores relationships between art and architecture, John Patkau from Patkau Architects will present a lecture titled Work/Play.


The first part of the lecture will explore Patkau Architects' general design approach illustrated by a series of recently completed building projects and competitions commissioned by clients. The second part will focus on a series of ongoing research projects which in the main have been self-initiated.
These projects focus on the spatial and structural implications of the direct manipulation of material to achieve innovative building forms.


The title of the presentation Work/Play reflects the strong duality in the nature of these two types of projects in terms of not only intention by also circumstance.







May 14 to May 29
Everyone welcome! A selection of colourful works and performances by teaching artists and students made in classrooms through the Gallery's popular TD Artists in the Schools program.


14 Process of Elimination 72x72 2014


The Language of Abstraction with Sara Robichaud

Thursday, May 26 & Friday, May 27
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
$180 Gallery Members | $190 Non Members (Maximum 10 participants)
To register call Nanaimo Art Gallery at 250 754 1750 

 Image: Langue Maternelle 74x48, 2014












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.







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