New Media Gallery receives $10,000 donation from New Westminster family
New Westminster –The New Media Gallery at Anvil Centre is pleased to acknowledge Kurt Wipp and Family’s generous donation of $10,000 in support of the gallery’s future exhibitions.
“We are thrilled that the Wipp family has made this generous donation to the New Media Gallery,” said Mayor Jonathan Coté. “This donation will assist the New Media Gallery to further engage audiences through new media and technology.”
The New Media Gallery focuses on contemporary art from around the world that uses new media and technology. Instead of traditional media, the gallery highlights work inclusive of video art, sound art, light art, robotic art and web art. The work often poses questions about technology and can be responsive, collaborative or interactive.
“A few weeks ago Kurt and his family happened to drop by our POPart exhibition,” said New Media Gallery co-curator Gordon Duggan. “We took them through, they had a marvellous time and adored the exhibition. We were astonished a short time later to receive this incredibly generous donation.”
The current exhibition, POPart, features works by William Lamson (New York), Karina Smigla-Bobinski (Munich), Ceal Floyer (UK) and Martin Creed (UK). The exhibition is centered around the use of a familiar celebration fixture, the balloon. Through installation, video and sculpture the artists explore different ways to communicate ideas and emotions. The works demonstrate how simple materials can be used to create extraordinary spaces of discovery.
“We can’t stress how outstanding this level of support is because not only does it endorse the New Media Gallery, but it allows us to continue producing exciting, world class exhibitions that draw people to New Westminster and are a source of pride for our community. Thank you Wipp family!” added Joyce.
The New Media Gallery is seeking additional donations or sponsorship to support its future programming. Anyone interested in learning more about New Media Gallery sponsorship should contact Gordon Duggan and Sarah Joyce at 604-875-1865 or
Community Projects Coordinator
City of New Westminster
Gordon Duggan and Sarah Joyce
New Media Gallery
3rd Floor Anvil Centre
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6