For the Love of our Wetlands Exhibition

JUNE 29 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2024

Opening Reception Saturday, June 29, 1-3pm


Deb FREEMAN   Wildlife Photographer          DF GRAY   Pastel artist         Christopher SMITH    Glass artist          GA FULLER   First Nations Photographer

Nelson SHAW    Steel artist            David MACKENZIE    Videographer         Mike BELLIS    Haida Carver

 In keeping with the MAC’s commitment to showcasing work that provokes conversations about the beauty and importance of our natural environment and building on previous installation works ( Soft Shore 2019, Tale of One Urban Creek 2022)  Xpeywill be an artistic ‘deep dive’ into the fragility  and splendor of our threatened wetlands.

Wetlands is a big conversation, from the intermingling of fresh and salt water in our estuaries, important nurseries for salmon, to watershed catchments and sponges that retain water for release in times of drought; Hamilton Marsh, for example.  Wetlands are central to the biodiversity and health of the wild environment.   To potential wetlands being returned to its natural state, notably the Parksville Wetlands, and all that entails, Xpeywill be that conversation brought to life by our team of noted artists.