Main Gallery

Finding Sybil: Contemporary Responses to Sybil Andrews

March 6 to May 1, 2021

Artists: Nicole Crouch, Karver Everson, Jake James, Kari Kristensen, and Marni McMahan

Curated by Jenelle M. Pasiechnik

Five BC based artists are producing new work in response to Sybil Andrew’s biographical history, aesthetic style, and artistic practice. The CRAG’s two Sybil Andrews original linocut prints will be featured alongside the artists’ commissioned work, bringing Andrews’ legacy and our permanent collection to life through conversation with contemporary. We are honouring Sybil Andrews, whose work is a great source of pride throughout Campbell River and beyond.

Exhibition Programming
Saturday, March 27 – 2PM: Discussion with author Janet Nicol
Saturday, April 17th – 3PM: Virtual Artists Studio
Monday, April 19th – 2PM: Sybil Andrews 2PM Garden Tour
Monday, April 19th – 3PM: Sybil Andrews 3PM Garden Tour

Digital Programming
Finding Sybil Digital Exhibition

Finding Sybil: Curatorial talk – Curator Jenelle M. Pasiechnik discussing the exhibition Finding Sybil: Contemporary Responses to Sybil Andrews

Finding Sybil in Contemporary Art: Ken Blackburn – Local Sybil Andrews expert Ken Blackburn discusses a piece by Jake James

Finding Sybil in Contemporary Art: Linda Bevington – A former student of Sybil Andrews discusses a piece by Marni McMahan

Finding Sybil in Contemporary Art: Marcy Prior – A former student of Sybil Andrews discusses a piece by Nicole Crouch and Karver Everson


Satellite Gallery

Our satellite gallery is an exhibition space located in the lobby of the Campbell River Art Gallery and Visitors Centre. Four large showcases are devoted to contemporary artwork.


Exploring Care
Part 1: The Aesthetic of Silence

Part 1: The Aesthetic of Silence

March 6 to May 15, 2021

Artists: Shelley Vanderbyl and Lam Wong

Curated by Jenelle M. Pasiechnik

This three part group exhibition aims to explore the relationship between the ethics of taking care, taking care as related to art practices and professions, prioritizing the self, and the fatigue that results from community members sharing their experiences, and educating the public. The aim of the exhibition is to create a space of safety and knowledge, where people feel welcome to share their experiences and connect with others around issues pertinent to mental and physical well being.

Digital Programming
The Aesthetic of Silence Digital Exhibition

Guided Meditation – Lam Wong Audio – Guided meditation by Jennifer Van de Pol

Guided Meditation – Lam Wong Video – Guided meditation by Jennifer Van de Pol with Are Morning Dew and Flash of Lightning by Lam Wong

Guided Meditation – Shelley Vanderbyl Audio – Guided meditation by Jennifer Van de Pol

Guided Meditation – Shelley Vanderbyl Video – Guided meditation by Jennifer Van de Pol with Reclaimed Ash by Shelley Vanderbyl

Guided Meditation – Shelley Vanderbyl Audio Extended – Guided meditation by Jennifer Van de Pol

Guided Meditation – Shelley Vanderbyl Video Extended – Guided meditation by Jennifer Van de Pol with Reclaimed Ash by Shelley Vanderbyl