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CAMPUS & DOWNTOWN EXHIBITION

Black Diamond Dust 

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September 20 to December 13, 2014

Campus: Friday, October 3, 1:00pm
Exhibition tour by Nanaimo Art Gallery's Interim Executive/Artistic Director, and Curator of Black Diamond Dust 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 

Public Events

Black Diamond Dust: Living Histories

wpP1060876.jpegIn addition to the gallery exhibitions, Black Diamond Dust will include a number of public events and projects called Living Histories including:

 


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.

 

Campus: Saturday, October 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm (Downtown) 1:00 - 2:00pm
A tour of the exhibition with renowned Nanaimo author and historian Lynne Bowen in dialoque with curator Jesse Birch.

 

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Image: Peter Culley, Untitled, 2012, Colour Photograph


News and Events

Art Lab Workshops Art Lab Workshops Registration for the following Nanaimo Art Gallery workshops are through the City of Nanaimo Activity Guide.  Register online at ireg.nanaimo.ca or call 250-756-5200 and quote the registration code.  To view an instructor's bio please click on their name.       Writers’ Lab: Refining Your Voice (Registration code: 132451)Thursday October 16, 23 and 30, from 2:00 - 4:00pm If you’ve been writing for a little while, yo... More detail

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DOWNTOWN: 150 Commercial Street,
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6 
Phone: (250) 754-1750
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

CAMPUS: #330 - 900 Fifth Street,
Nanaimo BC V9R 5S5 
Phone: (250) 740-6350
Hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm, 
Saturday: 12 pm - 4 pm

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