Feature Exhibitions

RECONCILING

Gallery 7 (Anvil Centre)

February 16 – June 26 2022

Through three installations, Reconciling addresses truths attached to acts of reconciliation. Haida/Nisga’a artist Luke Parnell explores a feeling of disenchantment through his piece Neon Reconciliation Explosion; the downed statue of Judge Begbie addresses the imposition of foreign laws on a land; and the 215 shoes placed at New Westminster’s cenotaph reflects our community’s response to the Residential School legacy in Canada.

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CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY IN CANADA THROUGH TESSELLATION AND PORTRAITURE

Gallery 2 (Anvil Centre)

February 2 – June 19 2022

Moved by a push for greater social justice, NWSS Art students researched prominent figures from Black History in Canada and share their contributions in black and white tessellation patterns and portraits. Equal parts ‘black’ and ‘white’ in these works challenges a Eurocentric-lens that is too often applied when discussing history by featuring People of Colour (POC) and Black Canadians in an equally starring role. Each student provides a thoughtful artist statement with their portrait.

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Past Exhibitions:

Wait for Me, Daddy

October 4, 2014 - August 16, 2015

Baskets for Barter
November 29, 2014 - January 24, 2015

Hair Apparent: A Hairy History of New Westminster
April 23 - June 21, 2015

Our Working Waterfront, 1945-2015
July 9 - October 27, 2015

Architectural Gems in the Royal City
September 17, 2015 - May 8, 2016

The Living Archive
June 23 - August 21, 2016

Branching Out: Plants in New Westminster's History
June 2 – November 20, 2016

Ornamenting the Ordinary: Crafts of South Asia

September 10, 2016 – January 2, 2017

Witness Blanket
December 5, 2016 - April 28, 2017

Planning New West:
A History and Future of Urban Development in New Westminster

June 1, 2017 – January 21, 2017

Bottoms Up:
The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City

November 4, 2017 – May 27, 2018

 

 

 

 

Be/Longing
February 17, 2018 - October 7, 2018

People Gotta Move
July 5, 2018 - November 16, 2018

#MOCGottaMove

Getting the Word Out
October 26, 2018 - April 28, 2019

The Long Hours: Art in the BC Penitentiary
August 2018 - July 2019

May 16, 2019 – December 1, 2019
 
 
 
January 24, 2020 - December 23, 2020
 

November 7, 2019 - May 2, 2021

“Keeping warm was something you worked at in the old days,” as local historian Evelyn Benson put it. 

May 28 - July 29, 2021

 

Air Hugs: New West Together During COVID-19  

March 31, 2021 – Sunday September 5, 2021

THE 215

November 25 - December 5