In conjunction with Kids Take Over UBC 2024, join us for an outdoor mini-walking tour of two works of art, one in the current exhibition Aporia (Notes to a Medium) and one in the outdoor art collection. Explore how we tell stories about journeys, boats and the wonderful worlds on and under the sea! After the tour, pick up your take-home art kit with all the materials to create a boat ready for the adventures from your wildest imaginations!
This Family Day, don’t miss the annual Kids Take Over UBC Festival on Sunday, 18 February 2024 from 10 am to 4 pm. Let the kids play their way across campus through a range of interactive family-friendly activities hosted by 20+ campus partners in their venues. Enjoy storytelling in multiple languages, live music and dance performances, cultural crafts, garden walks, gallery and museum activities, the Thunderbird Marching Band – and SO MUCH MORE! Everyone is welcome! Advance ticket sales for UBC, UNA and Musqueam affiliated families opens Thursday, 18 January 2024. General public tickets on sale 23 January 2024. For the full schedule, visit kidstakeover.ubc.ca
We thank UBC Campus + Community Planning for their support.
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 expand 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.[more]
Aporia (Notes to a Medium) considers how history, mythology and wishful thinking entwine across media and through mediums. Artists include Colleen Brown, Azza El Siddique, Dani Gal, Katie Kozak and Lucien Durey, Mark Lewis, Jenine Marsh, Jalal Toufic and Elizabeth Zvonar.[more]
This reading room offers resources relating to the themes and artists present in the exhibition Aporia (Notes to a Medium).[more]
Classical Toy Boat (1987) by Vancouver artist Glenn Lewis is the most recent outdoor artwork to be installed at UBC. This sculpture was initially located outside of the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery on the Toronto waterfront in 1987 as part of the exhibition From Sea to Shining Sea. It was purchased by the Belkin Art Gallery in 2009 for the University Art Collection and restored in anticipation of its new location. Classical Toy Boat will be celebrated in conjunction with the opening reception on Thursday, June 23 for the Belkin’s upcoming exhibition, Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape: Works from the Collection (June 24-August 14, 2016).[more]
As part of the exhibition Aporia (Notes to a Medium), the Belkin's Outdoor Screen will show Mark Lewis's From Third Beach 1 (2010) daily from 9 am to 9 pm.[more]
Sound Plots is an online audio series that highlights meaningful dialogues and interventions around exhibitions and programming at the Belkin. This series focuses on themes from the exhibition Aporia (Notes to a Medium) that consider doubt and its role as an important artistic and critical tool. Through conversations, talks and tours that are re-situated in an online space, Sound Plots acts as an archive, resource and invitation for all.[more]