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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.

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

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

Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram: arts grants & awards

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

2004 – 2005 The Canada Council, Travel grant for a public presentation and workshop on interventions in conservation of heritage landscapes and neighbourhoods as contemporary culture and arts production in the Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2003 The Canada Council, Travel grant for lectures 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 [...]

e&n

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 [...]