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The Gallery at Queen’s Park: “Pause; a Showcase of Presence”

A multicolour abstract image featuring a large yellow eye.

A.R.T. & Justice – “Pause; a Showcase of Presence”
Exhibition Dates: May 8 – June 2nd, 2024
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Exhibition Statement

To “pause” is to access the safety of quiet before continuing on your journey. We pause before processing our emotions and suspending our realities through art in
prison and on parole. Come honour the artistic creation of currently and previously incarcerated people at The Galley at Queen’s Park, New Westminster.

About ART & Justice

A.R.T. (Action Reciprocity & Transformation) & Justice is a partnership between researchers at the UBC School of Nursing, the Correctional Service of Canada
(CSC), and a network of Indigenous Elders, Peer Experts with lived experience of incarceration, and community activists and artists passionate about prison

Our mandate is to support the holistic mental health, wellbeing and dignity of people in prison through arts-based, Indigenous-guided community
building. We aim to explore ways to improve and sustain the positive impacts of art and creative writing for incarcerated people, remain responsive to artist and
storyteller needs throughout and following the pandemic, and collaboratively imagine additional ways to harness the power of storytelling for social change.

An artist uses a knife to cut a pattern into wood as part of the linocut process.

Art Sunday’s

Event Date: May 26th, 2024
Event Hours: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Mail Art Workshop! Join the ART & Justice team in creating postcard art to send to artists that are in our show. In this FREE workshop you will learn more about
our wider project and the individual artist’s stories.

You will have the opportunity to tour the gallery and create linocut art in response to the works you see and hear. These postcards will be mailed to an artist you choose as a way to open dialogue between the viewer and the artist. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.

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