September 20 to December 13, 2014
Opening at both locations on Friday, September 19
4:00 - 6:00pm | campus gallery
7:00 - 10:00pm | downtown gallery
Black Diamond Dust is a multi-site art exhibition, which considers the sedimentary nature of stories and histories. The title Black Diamond Dust refers to the coal mining industry that Nanaimo was built upon; an industry that both formed and fragmented communities through economic development, racial segregation and labour inequity, and served as the foundation of global industrialization.
Image: William Notman & Son, Nanaimo Coal Mines, Vancouver Island, BC, Photograph, 1903 | McCord Museum VIEW-3654
In addition to the gallery exhibitions, Black Diamond Dust will include a number of public events and projects called Living Histories including:
Campus: Saturday, September 20, 2:00pm
Poetry reading by Peter Culley an art writer, poet, and artist who lives in the South Wellington area of Nanaimo.
Downtown: Friday, September 26, 1:00pm
Campus: Friday, October 3, 1:00pm
Exhibition tours by Nanaimo Art Gallery's Interim Executive/Artistic Director, and Curator of Black Diamond Dust Jesse Birch.
Image: Peter Culley, Untitled, 2012, Colour Photograph
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