The Foreshore presented by Other Sights & Kimberly Phillips

2016 – 2018 The Foreshore is a public research project in collaboration with Kimberly Phillips and hosted by Access Gallery and the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver. The series has included a bi-weekly series of discussion sessions, three mini-artist residencies, open studios, workshops, and performances. Thematically, The Foreshore explores poetic activist strategies, radical philosophical proposals, and […]

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Pippa Lattey: Piano Project

2017 – present In 2015, just before the Blue Cabin was relocated from its site on the North Vancouver Foreshore, Luke Blackstone removed Al Neil’s piano and took it to his Vancouver studio. During a mentorship project with Luke in 2017, artist Pippa Lattey began working with the piano. Lattey writes: “I’ve spent some time with this […]

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Germaine Koh: Home Made Home

June – November 2018 Multiple venues   The Blue Cabin project was invited to participate in artist Germaine Koh’s exhibition Home Made Home, which looks at using creative space design, sustainability, and self-sufficiency as ways to address current housing issues relevant to the Lower Mainland. (The Blue Cabin Residency aims to be sustainable and self-sufficient, and […]

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Jeremy Borsos: The Blue Cabin Exhibition

June 14 – July 28, 2018 grunt gallery In The Blue Cabin Exhibition, Artists Jeremy and Sus Borsos presented a body of work documenting the remediation of the Blue Cabin that they took on in June of 2017. The Borsos treated the restoration as an archaeological site, collecting its history in bits of newspapers and mouse […]

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Summer Art Camp presented by Arts Umbrella

July 2018 The Blue Cabin (Maplewood Farms) The Blue Cabin project hosted two Arts Umbrella’s Youth Summer Camp programs, where students learned about the Blue Cabin’s history, as well as Al Neil and Carole Itter’s assemblage works that were affixed to the cabin’s exterior and placed in the surrounding landscape or on the water.

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Laurance Playford-Beaudet: Under the Floorboards

April 2018 Under the Floorboards featured Emily Carr University student Laurance Playford-Beaudet’s research on the posters from 1927 discovered under the Blue Cabin floorboards during the remediation. Laurance created a series of six (six) well-researched blog and social media posts that delved into the histories of the now vanished Vancouver theatres featured on the posters, as […]

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Spring Break Camp presented by North Vancouver Arts Council

March 2018 Photo: Mike Wakefield, Maplewood Farm The Blue Cabin partnered with North Vancouver Arts Council and their Spring Break Camp Program to tour three separate student groups through the remediated cabin at Maplewood Farm. Blue Cabin’s Development Director, Marlene Madison, spoke with students about the cabin’s many histories, including the squatters that once lived […]

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Blue Cabin Remediation Talk with Jeremy Borsos

October 3, 2017 Seymour Art Gallery Artist Jeremy Borsos, who worked on the Blue Cabin remediation with his partner, Sus Borsos, spoke about the restoration, from taking the cabin apart board by board to the discovery of a series of cultural posters from 1927 hidden under the cabin’s floorboards. Jeremy also talked about the cabin’s […]

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Water’s Edge: The Changing Shore

April 2016 – April 2017 North Vancouver Museum and Archives Organized by NVMA Director Nancy Kirkpatrick, “Water’s Edge” explored the impact of human activity on North Vancouver’s shore over the past two centuries and the interrelated history and changing natural environment of the shore. The Blue Cabin component comprised of a short video by video […]

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