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small gatherings

July 24, 2020 – August 30, 2020

Small Gatherings

Artist Multiple Artists

Inquiry What moves?

An exhibition which highlights the relationship between gathering and care.

Sheri Bakes
Tiwuxiwulh Tyrone Elliott
Carole Itter
Sara Robichaud
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
Charlotte Zhang

Small Gatherings

At a time when many of us are in intense proximity with close family and friends but cannot gather with our broader communities to celebrate or even mourn together, we can find solace in small gatherings. In both being together and staying apart we are enacting practices of care. It is this relationship between gathering and care that is the core of this exhibition.

Small Gatherings brings together three artworks from the Nanaimo Art Gallery collection with works by three local artists. Through painting, cedar weaving, drawing, video, and sculpture, the works in the exhibition embody different approaches to gathering that are initiated in the process of making, and continue to speak through new gatherings with visitors in the gallery.

Small Gatherings is not only the first exhibition at the galley since the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic, but it is also the first exhibition in our 2020/2021 inquiry What moves?



Nanaimo Art Gallery is situated in the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of Snuneymuxw First Nations, and we are grateful to operate on Snuneymuxw territory.