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
Just in time for the holiday season, we are hosting our first ever Pop Up Shop. This free event showcases handmade wares from wonderful local artisans. There will also be a photo booth, activities for family and refreshments. The Pop Up Shop will take place November 28 through November 30 in Art Lab at Nanaimo Art Gallery Downtown at 150 Commercial Street. This date also coincides with the popular downtown Nanaimo Art Walk. Hours for the Pop Up Shop are: Friday November 28 4-8pm, Saturday November 29 and Sunday, November 30 11-5pm. Each purchase you make at the Pop Up Shop supports Nanaimo Art Gallery programs.
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