September 20 to December 13, 2014
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
Friday, November 28, 4:00 to 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, November 29
& 30, 11:00am to 5:00pm
Nanaimo Art Gallery | Art Lab
Featuring local artists and crafters including handmade chocolates, blown glass, art cards, prints, paintings, ceramics, candles, and holiday greeting cards. There will also be a refreshment table, free activities throughout the day and a special window display by LURK aka Russ Morland, of Electric Umbrella Tattoo. Each purchase you make at the Pop Up Shop supports Nanaimo Art Gallery programs..
Illustration by LURK
Wednesday, December 3 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm
The Grand Hotel | 4898 Rutherford Road
Tickets are $10 per person - complementary beverage included.
Can be purchased over the phone or at both Nanaimo Art Gallery locations.
Nanaimo Art Gallery presents it’s third annual holiday fundraiser.
Please join us!
•Find that unique one of kind gift
•Enjoy wine & cheese & music & art
•Bid on more than 20 unique artworks.
One of the great works up for auction:
Breathing Machines (study),
Watercolour on paper, 2014
Contributed by "Black Diamond Dust" artist:
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