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The treaty is in the body Omaskeko Creeweb - Copy
Until June 30, 2019
Guy Ben-Ner, Justine A. Chambers, Joel Good and William Good, Tanya Lukin Linklater

The title for this exhibition was inspired by the working methods of father and son Snuneymuxw artists Joel Good and William Good, who carve together across from each other at the kitchen table almost every day. However, this practice of shared learning through direct connections across generations is central to all of the artworks in the exhibition. 

Image: Tanya Lukin Linklater, The treaty is in the body, Digital video, 2017, Photograph by Liz Lott  


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Friday, June 21, 4 to 8 pm 

Maffeo Sutton Park Free | All are Welcome


Join us for Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations hosted by Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre, Mid Island Metis Nation, and Boys and Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island. Participate in a fun Indigenous language button-making activity and add messages and images of hope for the future to our mural, as we dream, discover and explore the question what are generations? through an Indigenous lens. 



dazzle2 1Calling Creative & Curious Teens: Participate in Dazzle Camouflage at Nanaimo Art Gallery this Summer 

Apply by July 9, 9 am

Program Dates: August 6 - 30, 2019 (Mon to Fri, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm)


This free five-week art immersion program is for aspiring artists, writers, arts and culture professionals aged 15-19! Participants receive a $200 honorarium upon project completion.  





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 







artlab 001 - CopyFacility Rental

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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