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Nanaimo Art Gallery

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150 Commercial St

Nanaimo, BC


HOURS: tue-sat 10am-5pm; sun 12pm-5pm.

ADMISSION: By donation.

To Jan 9
Pawatamihk. A solo exhibition by Regina-based Michif artist Audie Murray. Pawatamihk means dream in Michif, and the exhibition features artworks made in the last two years that address the revolutionary potential of dreaming. While Murray works in beading, quillwork, video, sculpture, painting, and photography, dreaming is a key element in her creative process. In contemporary society making time to dream rather than constantly produce is often frowned upon. Dreaming is dangerous for colonial worldviews as it allows a window of time and space to listen to the earth and to ancestors, to imagine the world differently, and to prepare to enact change.


Nanaimo Art Gallery is located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. The Gallery enhances the cultural environment of Vancouver Island, serving a regional population base of approximately 225,000, through exhibitions, education, and outreach that encourages active public involvement with the visual arts.

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