February 18, 2018 – October 7, 2018
New Westminster Museum Gallery 7
Opening reception on February 17 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Through commissioned artworks and a series of community stories, this exhibition explores experiences of belonging, and longing to be at home in contemporary New Westminster.
Be/Longing is the culmination of a series of yearlong collaborative conversations between the New Westminster Museum & Archives, New Westminster Arts Services, artists and the residents of our city. The focus of this conversation was “home,” and the numerous meanings of the word. During Canada’s sesquicentennial, we wanted to know what people imagined, felt or dreamed of when they thought of home.
The projects include Emilie Crewe’s Tributaries, Michelle Williams’ Home is Where the Heart(Beat) Is, Annie Briard’s Pop-Up Home, Beverly Walker and New Works’ Home Cabaret and works from the Your Story: Write, Draw, Share & Show workshop led by Surrey Poet Laureate Renée Sarojini Saklikar, and New Westminster Poet Laureate Alan Hill.
This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.