Details from Karen Tam's "Ruinscape" wallpaper. Blue and white drawings of various places and (violent) interactions in Chinatown.

Asian Heritage and Community in Campbell River

Research Findings and Statement Our current solo exhibition, Karen Tam’s Autumn Tigers, explores the history of anti-Asian racism and celebrates the advocacy and resistance of contemporary Chinese communities. Inspired by this work, the CRAG Team decided to conduct archival research to look into the history of the greater Asian communities here on the unceded, traditional territory of the Ligwiłda’xw people – the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum, and Kwiakah First Nations – also known Read more…

Floor to ceiling drawings for Sugarbush Shrapnel

Sugarbush Shrapnel, features contemporary art by Mississauga-Nishinaabe artist Olivia Whetung

On tour from Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery, Sugarbush Shrapnel is a solo exhibition that investigates Nishinaabe artist Olivia Whetung’s connections to the ecosystem of her home territory on Chemong Lake, Ontario, with a focus on the transmission of Traditional Knowledge Systems, food sovereignty, and the fragility of symbiotic relationships in an era of accelerating climate change. 

Jenelle Pasiechnik, curator of contemporary art sitting in the gallery with a dog and a child

To Curate is to Care

The word curate is now an often employed term. People looking to add cultural cache to a sock drawer or cupcake selection have taken up the term with gusto. But the work of a museum or art gallery curator still isn’t widely understood. We work by a code of ethics and receive professional training in order to take on the responsibilities associated with the profession. Inherent in the position are the long-held traditions of caring Read more…

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