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Nearly lost: Four bus-shelter posters re-introducing Vancouver’s Salish fruit trees

client / host
City of Vancouver Public Art Program
initial posters in the ongoing ‘Nearly Lost’ project: 4 different posters installed in 20 bus shelters with the poster dimension 47.25 inches x 68.25 inches.

October 10 to November 7, 2016 (with locations attached)

castle grünenfelder ingram (Julian Castle, Alex Grünenfelder, and Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram with this project involving conceptualization [...]

Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram: Grants & awards

Mentawai brother & sister, Siberut, Indonesia, March 1988 photograph by Gordon Brent Ingram

· Canada Council Grants: 1981, 1994, 1995 - 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2015, 2017.
· University of California Regents Fellowships: 1981 - 1985.
· Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Arts: 1998.
· Lambda Literary Foundation Award for Best Lesbian and [...]

Saik’uz: Tracing Stoney Creek

a traditional shed for food storage on the property of the family of Mary John

Geoffrey Thomas, Rita Thomas & Susie Antoine at Stoney Creek, Saik’uz First Nation 20 July, 2011

Anita’s kitchen window, Stoney Creek, Saik’uz, July 2011

Stoney Creek, near Vanderhoof, British Columbia, is a historic site of modern aboriginal resistance in Canada with the struggles [...]


A PDF copy of this essay is available: gordon-brent-ingram-2009-en-essay-small
The Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway, commonly referred to as “The E & N,” cuts across the narrow coastal plain of south-eastern Vancouver Island. Largely built in the last decades of the Nineteenth Century, there are also branches going  west and north that have been rarely used for [...]

Near Belly-Rising-Up, Tsawout territory, Central Saanich, Vancouver Island

Quatsino, northern Vancouver Island

From Mearse Island looking north-west, Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island

Amazonas, Venezuela

A bit of far southern Venezuela merges with the Amazon Basin. Part of the Orinoco River flows into the watershed of the Rio Negro River, a tributary of the Amazon River.

Nearly two hundred years after Alexander von Humboldt and French botanist Aimé Bonpland confirmed the ambiguity of these divides, these bifurcations, I [...]

After clearcut logging, above the eastern end of Kennedy Lake, Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island, May 1991

Styun, the juncture of the Stein Valley & the Fraser Canyon, British Columbia

Over the last two decades, the Stein Valley shifted within the pantheon of Canadian culture from a threatened wilderness, which it was, to the Nlaka’pamux Heritage Park, an aboriginal cultural landscape jointly protected by the Lytton First Nation and British Columbia Parks. I have taken many students on field trips to the Lower Stein but [...]