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The Mill

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The Mill


Edited by Jesse Birch and Will Holder


Co-published by Nanaimo Art Gallery and Sternberg Press THE MILL is the second of three projects to engage the resource industries on Vancouver Island (mining, forestry, and fishing) through contemporary art and writing.
THE MILL is a project that emerged on Vancouver Island, following a thematic path from the microcosms of the forest floor, through the quantifying and processing of lumber, to the global distribution of forestry products.

Expanded from two Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibitions, Silva Part I: O Horizon and Silva Part II: Booming Grounds, this book examines forgotten or under-acknowledged histories, while considering both local sites, and forms of cultural expression that surround international forestry practices.

Edited by Jesse Birch and Will Holder, THE MILL features artwork and writing by: Umeek E. Richard Atleo, Marian Penner Bancroft, Myrtle Bergren, Peter Culley, Jason de Haan and Miruna Dragan, Wilmer Gold, Al Bersch and Leslie Grant, Bus Griffiths, Robert Guest, Dr Richard Hebda, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Ursula K Le Guin, Duane Linklater, Liz Magor, Carol Sawyer, George Sawchuk, Kika Thorne, Dr. Nancy Turner, W.G. Sebald, Kate Stefiuk, Kathy Slade, Ashes Withyman, Fred Wah, Elias Wakan, Merv Wilkinson, Anne Pask-Wilkinson.

THE MILL is made possible through the support of British Columbia Arts Council’s Special Project Assistance—Innovations program, and is supported by contributions from local industry leaders, FMI and the Crucil family, who have participated in forestry on Vancouver Island for over 80 years, and Harmac Pacific, a major employer in the Nanaimo region for 70 years, unique for its employee and local investor ownership model.

November 2019, English
144 pages, 200 b/w and color ill., Ota-bound softcover
ISBN 978-3-95679-493-3

DESIGN: Will Holder
COPUBLISHER: Sternberg Press

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