Interrelations: A third perspective
solo exhibition by Abdi Osman
curated by Ellyn Walker
June 10 to August 19, 2023
Interrelations: A third perspective is a solo exhibition project by Somali-Canadian artist Abdi Osman, curated by Ellyn Walker, with contributions from local and inter-national artists and cultural workers. Interrelations explores questions of place and place-making through a focus on water. Water brings with it complex histories of global Indigeneity and diaspora, enslavement and indentureship, (im)migration and freedom-seeking. For this project, Osman responds to this complex site and its many histories in a new multi-media work made in situ, as well as through a series of local and community-based collaborations with artists, writers and activists.
Celestial Bodies: expanding sexuality and gender
Group exhibition by Cassils, Adrien Crossman, Dayna Danger, Brandon Hoax, Vivek Shraya, Sin Wai Kin, and Rah Eleh
Curated by Genevieve Flavelle and Jenelle Pasiechnik
September 2 to November 11, 2023
The group exhibition celebrates works by artists that expand notions of gender. Starting from this expanded notion, the exhibition explores facets of gender, sexuality, identity, LGBTQIA+ rights and advocacy, community joy and vibrancy through the work of artists working across mediums. The artists come from diverse backgrounds, ancestries, and points of experience, bringing a prismatic view of already complex and rich topics that are highly relevant and deserving of greater visibility and understanding.
The first of its kind in Campbell River and North Vancouver Island, this exhibition aims to create safe spaces for folks who express gender fluidities to feel welcome and seen, as well as create a space where folks who have questions and are unsure can come for education and discussion. It is our hope that the exhibition and accompanying programming creates an atmosphere of high visibility, support, and advocacy.
More information coming soon.