In conjunction with Kids Take Over UBC 2023, join us on Sunday, 19 February 2023 for this one-hour activity that includes a mini-tour of our exhibition, The Willful Plot (drawings, photographs and a fridge filled with surprising things…), that expands our ideas about gardens: wild and cultivated, vegetable and ornamental, amazingly detailed and fragrantly smelly; and a tie-dyeing workshop using dyes made from natural plant materials and common vegetable scraps.
This activity is ideal for children from 7 to 14 years old; children must be accompanied by an adult.
Both of these events are now full. However, the Belkin will be open Sunday 19 February from 11 am to 5 pm and all Kids Take Over guests are welcome to view our current exhibition, The Willful Plot at their leisure.
Kids Take Over UBC has its roots in Takeover Day, a celebration of children and young people by museums, galleries, arts organizations, archives and heritage sites first launched in the United Kingdom. This year, there are family activities happening across the UBC Campus; for more information, visit Kids Take Over UBC.
The Willful Plot brings together artists' practices to expand the notion of the garden as a site of tension between wild and cultivated, temporal and perpetual, public and private, sovereign and colonized. Here, the garden is considered by the artists not only as a delineated patch of earth, but as a story and a will to drive that story to complicate the way in which cultures and individuals see themselves in relation to ecology, sociality, belief and possibility. It is an opportunity to look at human relationships with land, flora, fauna and their interrelatedness. In its willfulness, the resistance garden is a counter-site, a heterotopia for alternative cultivation and potential transformation.[more]
The Willful Plot brings together artists’ practices to expand the notion of the garden as a site of tension between wild and cultivated, temporal and perpetual, public and private, sovereign and colonized. This online Reading Room includes texts expanding on different notions of the garden and more-than-human relationships, as well as the political implications of thinking willfully, with and alongside.[more]
Join us for a concert by the UBC Contemporary Players directed by Paolo Bortolussi and teaching assistant Ramsey Sadaka in a program that celebrates the Belkin’s current exhibition The Willful Plot.[more]
Join us for a series of lectures at the Belkin. We invite Jane Wolff, Desirée Valaderes and Sara Jacobs to address The Willful Plot.[more]
In this release of Works from the Collection, Jay Pahre considers work by Charmian Johnson in The Willful Plot exhibition.[more]
Celebrate Family Day this year with a take-home art activity inspired by drawing techniques used by artist Laiwan in our current exhibition Laiwan: Traces, Erasures, Resists. Interested in learning more in person? Visit the Belkin for a short, kid-friendly tour that highlights two of the artist's works.[more]
Kids Takeover UBC 2020. Mini Walking Tours - Have you ever sat in a giant camera or seen a huge shadow of an invisible old-growth tree? In conjunction with this year's Kids Take Over UBC, walk with us and see how artists have made trees look big and small.[more]
Join artist Diamond Point (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm / Musqueam) for an outdoor walking tour of her artwork, wəɬ m̓i ct q̓pəθət tə ɬniməɬ, a series of banners along Main Mall that run from James Hart’s Reconciliation Pole to the plaza near the Rose Garden on UBC campus. In keeping with the teachings of Point’s ancestors, the banners refer to protocols of arriving and asking permission to come ashore, while the Coast Salish design elements on the paddles announce who the arrivers are and where they've come from. Learn about the process of creating the design and colour in your own version of the banner.[more]
Kids Take Over UBC: When First There Was Light in the World - The Story of Two Wolves with Jaymyn La Vallee and Marianne Nicolson
The Dzawada̱’enux̱w people have lived on the lands and water ways of Kingcome Inlet since the beginning, long before settlers came to British Columbia, and their origin story describes how two wolves, Ḵawadiikala and Ḵwalili came to the area and how the clans descended from them. Join Jaymyn La Vallee and Marianne Nicolson as they talk about and teach you how to draw the figure of the wolf in the Belkin Gallery's current exhibition, Hexsa'am: To Be Here Always.[more]