The Komagata Maru was a Japanese steamship that travelled from Punjab, India to Vancouver in 1914, carrying with it 376 passengers hoping to make new lives on Canada’s west coast. Only 20 were allowed to land in the city, with the remaining 356 sent back to India. Many artists have captured this event in a variety of art forms. Ten separate artists will be featured for this exhibition, with pieces ranging from painting to sculpture to 3D film.
Other exhibitions currently showing at the Gallery include:
Art By Surrey Secondary School Students
Talented young artists from Surrey Secondary School feature their works, complete with artist statements and teachers’ lesson plans. Marvel at the local talent and gain insight into how art is instructed to those who learn it.
Open Sound: Sonoros Kingdom
Local artist Matt Smith presents his “naturalistic” sound installation, which is based on data gathering systems that are located in the Burns Bog area. An audio exhibit, listeners will be challenged to reassess the perceived relationship between nature and information.
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