Artists in attendance: Saturday, February 12, 2pm – 4pm
PLACE: A Nomadic Gallery in British Columbia is a touring exhibition featuring the work of four BC-based francophone artists who address identity and relationship to territory as well as question the multiple complex relationships to the ideas of place, displacement and belonging. The artists question what it means to occupy a place, be out of place or to find one’s place in a world that is shaped by both mass migratory movements of people and the exponential growth of virtual worlds. Spanning photography, painting and sculpture, these artists propose new spaces in our social landscape that allow for slowness, reflection and a reconnection with the self and nature. The exhibition’s theme also highlights aspects of the reality and challenges of being a Francophone artist in a minority-language environment.
Conceptualized by the Nomadic Gallery initiative, presented by the BC Francophone Cultural and Artistic Council and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the PLACE tour arose from a need to support Francophone artists in BC. It aims to increase French-language professional infrastructure for the dissemination of visual arts in British Columbia by exhibiting Francophone artists in three professional public galleries in the province with a goal to eventually build a French-language professional gallery.
Gibsons Public Art Gallery is delighted to host PLACE: A Nomadic Gallery in British Columbia, a wonderful opportunity to explore, support and engage with francophone residents, visitors, artists, curators and aspiring artists on the Sunshine Coast and throughout the province.