September 20 to December 13, 2014
Saturday, October 18
Downtown: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Campus: 1:00 - 2:00pm
A tour of the exhibition with renowned Nanaimo author and historian Lynne Bowen in dialoque with curator Jesse Birch.
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.
For the duration of the exhibition:
Artist Devon Knowles has created a sculptural intervention in the Nanaimo Museum for the duration of the exhibition.
Kerri Reid has produced a work that is on display in the Sointula Museum on Malcolm Island, BC.
Nanaimo artist Jesse Gray has crated a special edition jewellery work that responds to themes in Black Diamond Dust. Available in the Gallery Store.
Image: Peter Culley, Untitled, 2012, Colour Photograph
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