Sunday, April 17, 2011


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The second instalment of our current exhibition the game: another take on the exquisite corpse, will soon open at FibreWorks Gallery in Pender Harbour (just a delightful ferry ride and drive north from Vancouver, on the Sunshine Coast).

If you missed the show when it was on at Leigh Square Community Arts Village, or you want to see it again, here’s your chance – come to the opening reception if you can. Why not get a group together and make it a day trip? There are plenty of delectable restaurants and cafes on the journey north where you could have lunch. And when have you seen art in yurts before?
the game: another take on the exquisite corpse
When: May 7 – June 12, 2011 
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 15, 2-4pm

Where: FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, 12887-12889 Sunshine Coast Highway, Madeira Park (north of Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast), BC, 604-883-2380; e-mailwebsite

What: The inspiration for this exhibition comes from the 1920s Surrealist game, titled Exquisite Corpse or Cadavre Exquis: This is a game of folded paper which consists in having several people compose a phrase or drawing collectively, none of the participants having any idea of the nature of the preceding contribution(s). The now classic example, which gave its name to the game, is the first phrase obtained in this manner: “Le cadaver / exquis / boira / le vin / nouveau” - The exquisite corpse shall drink the young wine. The exploration continues with this new manifestation, a gathering of works by BC and Yukon Members of the Surface Design Association who have exhilarated in happenstance and the imaginary. 

Who: Artists from BC and the Yukon (check on our website to see info on some of them) have contributed to this project, but also from Quebec, the UK, Holland and the US. Participating artists are:

Bonnie Adie, Shiela Alexandrovich, Anne Marie Andrishak, Kathleen Ainscough, Ros Aylmer, Kate Barber, Catherine Barr, Mary Bentley, Monica Brammer, Wendy Browne, Susan Cain, Cher Cartwright, Jennifer Cooper, Dorothy Cross, Pat Crucil, Jean Curry, Gina Dingwell, Cindy Do, Lyn Fabio, Robin Fischer, Kerr Grabowski, Anne Gregory, Hanna Haapasalo, Eleanor Hannan, Mariana Holbrook, Anni Hunt, Linda Ingham, Jean Kares, Laura Kemshall, Linda Kemshall, Jane Kenyon, Zoée Laporte, Jennifer Love, Wendy Mackinnon, Bettina Matzkuhn, Meshell Melvin, Linda Mitsui, Barb Mortell, Theshini Naicker, Catherine Nicholls, Julie Pongrac, Kayla Preston, Kaija Rautiainen, Morija Reeb, Brigitte Rice, Joanne Ryeburn, Linda Sharp, Michelle Sirois-Silver, Yvonne Stowell, Sandra Teixeira, Els van Baarle, Yvonne Wakabayashi, Krista Wilson, Deb Wyndham