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for children every Saturday morning.

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Step Mother Tonguewp
January 25 to March 31, 2019
Opening on Thursday, January 24, 7 pm
Joi T. Arcand, Patrick Cruz, Susan Hiller
Sometimes words are dropped, and sometimes they are thrown; sometimes they bounce away, and sometimes they bounce back. athut / Words Bounce is an exhibition of painting, installation, photography, and video works by three artists who engage languages as they shift, transform, and even disappear, while impacting people and the cultures they belong to. 
Image: Patrick Cruz, Step Mother Tongue, India ink, 2 channel video, cardboard, acrylic. 2018




Pro-D Day for Teachers and Educators: How can we speak differently?
Contemporary Art, Language, and Stories in the Classroom


Monday February 25, 9am - 3pm 
Maximum registration 16
$40 members | $45 non-members


Calling all teachers! Interested in a break from your regular routine? Join us for a fun, inspiring experience with contemporary art and develop new skills and relevant strategies to take back to the classroom. 








The Edge of the Knife


Monday, March 4 at 7pm | Avalon Cinema

$20.00 buy tickets here

Directed by Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown, The Edge of the Knife tells the story of a young man named Adiits’ii as he transforms into Gaagiixiid/Gaagiid, the Haida Wildman. Filmed on location in stunning Haida Gwaii, The Edge of the Knife is the first feature shot in two dialects of the endangered Haida language—which has only 20 fluent speakers left.

Presented by Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre and TheatreOne. Proceeds from this event will go to support the work of our non-profit organizations.

The story behind the making of Supernatural Eagle Bringing the Sun Back to the World by father-son team William and Joel Good. Installed at the Nanaimo Art Gallery on Oct. 11, 2018. Closed-Captioned Video produced by Jennifer Wynne Webber. Photo by Sean Fenzl 








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Looking for a great place to have a meeting or event? Within walking distance from the historic Nanaimo waterfront, Nanaimo Art Gallery | Art Lab offers a unique and cost-effective environment for a meeting, seminar, presentation, cocktail reception or dinner party. Located near all major hotels, coffee shops, and restaurants, your friends, family, organization or company can convene right in the centre of the arts and business district downtown. We offer a non-profit rate of $50 per hour and a corporate/private rate of $100 per hour.


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150 Commercial Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia

+1 (250) 754-1750
Tue - Sat: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sun: 12 PM - 5 PM



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