In response to Stations: Some Recent Acquisitions, a group of UBC Creative Writing students, Visual Art students and recent Visual Art graduates gathered to reflect on the transit between mediums and geographies in the show. What emerged was a series of prompts for viewers to engage with as a creative extension of the exhibition. These prompts can be carried out locally or from afar, in the gallery or from another space.
These activities and prompts can be viewed on Instagram at @belkinxcrwr. We invite you to look at these prompts and activities below, and respond with actions of your own through instagram.
Art Baby with Rosamunde Bordo
Marks Upon A Page with Casey Letendre
Habit As Emulsion with jaz papadoupolos
Content & Container with Logaine Navascues
Correspondence with Emma Cleary
Kinaesthetic Memory with A.H. Higgins
Doing Lines with Natalie Purschwitz
Orbiting Object with Jasmine Ruff
Guidance for these activities emerged from tours and workshops with Sheryda Warrener (UBC Creative Writing), Jay Pahre (Belkin Public Programs and Score Project) and Naomi Sawada (Belkin Public Programs), but the activities are the creative generation of the students and makers themselves.
In response to Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts, a group of Creative Writing graduate students at the University of British Columbia have made a series of activities for visitors to take part in during their visits to the gallery. Thinking through the idea of a score as a call to respond, these activities range from sound walks to reflective worksheets to small group workshops.[more]
Due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are postponing the Image Bank exhibition until June 2021. Our January exhibition will draw on recent acquisitions to the permanent collection. Titled Stations: Some Recent Acquisitions, the exhibition will be in four or five interrelated modules that explore some of the gallery’s research areas.[more]
Stations: Some Recent Acquisitions explores some of the Belkin’s research areas through a selection of new works in the permanent collection. Director and curator Scott Watson walks through the exhibition and offers insight into some of the key works and themes.[more]
The following is a list of resources related to the artists in Stations: Some Recent Acquisitions. This list is not exhaustive or an official recommendation, but rather comprised of suggested readings compiled by Public Programs, graduate and undergraduate student researchers at the Belkin. These readings are intended to provide additional context for the exhibition and act as springboards for further research or questions stemming from the exhibition, artists and works involved. Resources are arranged by artist, listed alphabetically by last name. This compilation is an evolving and growing list, so check back in the future for more additions.[more]