As an ongoing project, Gabriola Photography Club curates the art display space downstairs at the Gabriola Medical Clinic on Church Street, Gabriola Island. Club members take turns having solo exhibitions or taking part in group exhibitions.
December 14, 2022 – February 10, 2023 – GROUP SHOW:
Dwight Anderson, Diane Green, Corinne Flaws, Linda Blokhuizen, Sharron Palmer-Hunt
October 28 – December 15, 2022: Sharron Palmer-Hunt
September 9 – October 28, 2022: Sea to Sky, by Linda Blokhuizen
“From the creatures in the sea to the birds in the sky…it brings me great joy to witness and capture these wildlife moments!”
July 16 – September 9, 2022: Diane Green
May 30th to July 15th, 2022: Tom Gilligan and Dirk Huysman, “Selectively Speaking”
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February 24, 2022 – April 14, 2022: GROUP SHOW, “Breathing Space”
January 5 – February 25, 2022: Corinne Flaws, “The Longest Wait”
In fall 2021, Corinne Flaws, a Gabriola photographer and artist finally was able to experience her life long dream and go on a photography tour in Churchill. This show is a sampling of some of the photos she collected on that trip as well as a few pieces of art she has created over the years.
In 2021 the average Polar Bear in the western Hudson Bay population spent over 156 days on land. According to Polar Bears International, Polar Bear‘s lose 1kg of weight per day when fasting on land as they have no access to seals. After 180 days, up to 63% of young bears could die of starvation. Loss of Sea ice due to climate change is the single biggest threat to their survival
10% of all sales in this show will be donated to Polar Bears International. Their mission is to assure that polar bears survive into the future so they can be appreciated as part of this Arctic environment by our children and grandchildren.
October 15 – December 3, 2021: Sharron Palmer-Hunt
August 27 – October 15, 2021: Steve Struthers, “Pre-Covid Postcards From The Ends of the Earth”
The opportunity to meet and interact with local people greatly enhances the travel experience and can provide great photographic possibilities. The images in this exhibition highlight some of the locals and locales encountered in my travels and provide a glimpse of cultural and physical environments.
These “postcards” are from 11 countries and each represents an attempt to find the heart and soul of a person or place.
The images are from far and wide – Burma, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Togo, Niger, Ghana, Germany, Ethiopia, Namibia, Morocco, USA (Alaska).
Enjoy the photographs! Enjoy the journey!
July 9 – August 26, 2021: Photography by John Poirier
The show is a selection of large prints of nature photographs. The pictures were originally made from 1984 t0 2012. Here is a tip for viewing the images. This quote is from a book titled “Nature’s Chaos” – photographs by Eliot Porter, essay by James Gleick: “The essence of nature’s beauty lies in disorder, a peculiarly patterned disorder, from the fierce tumult of rushing water to the tangled filigrees of unbridled vegetation.”
May 21 – July 9, 2021: Linda Blokhuizen, “Baby Love”
“When i was thinking about what pictures i would include in my show, I wanted images that would make people smile. What better subject than babies? Please attend the exhibition to see my collection including eaglets, owlets, whale calves, goslings and fawns.”
February 27 – April 16, 2021: Laurence Lee and Tom Gilligan, “Gabriola Colours”
The long dark covid winter is coming to an end on Gabriola. However, you don’t have to wait until summer to bring light and colour back into your lives – you can break out of lockdown and see the “Gabriola Colours” collection.
Until February 26, 2021: Solo show by Corinne Flaws
Corinne is a photographer and visual artist who uses photos as ideas for her art. She has captured some beautiful artistic photos from Manitoba and Lake of the Woods ON, as well as from around the world in her travels. Corinne moved to Gabriola in January 2020 and has since spent a lot of time in the spring exploring Gabriola to share with her friends and family back home during the Covid lockdown. Her show features some of her favourites from this collection.
Corinne has won awards for her photos in local photography competitions and her photos have been featured on Travel Manitoba websites and published in a Canadian Geographic Canadian Landscapes calendar. She sells her photos (along with her other art) out of Cre8ery Art Gallery in Winnipeg as well as in her own studio in the annual Gabriola Art Council Studio Tour.
Until December 4, 2020: Solo show by Diane Green
February 21 – April 8 (extended to June 8, 2020): Solo show by Laurie MacBride
“It’s natural to be drawn to distant destinations that promise adventure and creative inspiration. But these can also be found in journeys much closer to home, as I hope to demonstrate through the photographs in this exhibit.
Most of my travelling has been by boat, with the bulk of it here on BC’s south coast. Over the years I’ve learned that every destination – no matter how often I’ve been there – has something different to offer each time I visit.
Places on or close to our doorsteps may seem “familiar”, but they’re never the same twice. Light and shadows dance across the landscape, new textures and colours unfold by the hour, and shorelines change with the rise and fall of the tide. The “old” becomes new again, right in front of our eyes.
Journeys within 100 miles of home can reward us with beauty, wild spaces, adventure and inspiration. What they don’t require are passports, airports or much in the way of carbon emissions – and for that, I’m thankful, especially in the face of our world’s grave climate emergency.”
January to February, 2020: Solo show by Dirk Huysman.
“I have had a camera in my hands for quite a long time. After many years in the darkroom I have come to enjoy the world of digital photography. One of my greatest joys is translating what I see in the mind’s eye, to the photographic print, successfully.”
October 15 – November 29, 2019: Steve Struthers, “Postcards from the Ends of the Earth”
Steve provides us with “postcards” from 9 countries, each photograph an attempt to find the heart and soul of a travel experience.
Until October 15, 2019: Solo show by Diane Green
Until August 16, 2019: Solo show by Frank Eberdt
Frank Eberdt has lived on Gabriola for over 20 years, but it is only in the last few years that he has established a darkroom here, where he produces all of his hand made prints. He shoots with both digital and film cameras including large format view cameras, and creates prints using various ancient emulsions such as platinum, cyanotype and gum bichromate, often in combination. These techniques involve exposing negatives under ultra violet light and then developing the hand coated paper in multiple baths. This is a method now referred to as alternative process photography. For family reasons Frank often travels to Toronto, where he instructs darkroom workshops at the Toronto Camera Club.
His efforts to learn other innovative methods for exhibiting hand made photographic images caused him to discover the technique of printing images on vellum. The appealing luminosity of these prints is achieved by gilding the back of the vellum with gold leaf and other precious or imitation precious metals.
The beauty of alternative process photography (AP) is that you can take files from a digital camera to create hand made prints that have a distinctive personalized appearance. Making AP prints involves first printing one or more negatives on special plastic film. This is a challenging process that requires expertise and patience, but is highly satisfying when you get the result you are aiming for. Frank’s colour AP prints are made using four separate negatives, individually printed and carefully registered on one hand coated sheet of high quality water colour paper, using four or more separate emulsions and exposures, a process that takes over 8 hours. His prints have been exhibited and sold over the years in both Toronto and on Gabriola.
If you are interested in purchasing a print, please contact Frank at (250) 247-8217 or email@example.com
“I acquired my first camera ( Petri f2.) in 1964 and I remember the magic and the joy of instinctively taking my first roll of film; the anticipation of waiting for the results, my desire to create stories around my pictures, and to show them to family and friends.
Although much has changed since, nothing much has changed really.
I still click instinctively; this is my default nature, which I have learned to trust and value. My thinking tends to be done before and after.
Until recently, the story part of my pictures has remained mostly unexplored. I have been hesitant, concerned that that I had nothing ‘interesting’ to say, uneasy about revealing myself naked.
However, my desire to explore that part of has been growing. I have learned to express myself and, when I do, joy arises in me, I become more open, more creative, and more content with my life.
In his Meditations On The Art of Seeing, Meister Eckhart mentions that the Student of Seeing has to first “unlock the Mystery of Seeing”, and that the gateway is to be found in the release from the ‘me’ and ‘mine’, the Ego, and its collection of things that define its territory. As soon as one relaxes and becomes Human, endowed with a sensitivity to ‘what is real’, the peculiar role assigned to Creation presents itself.
My interest in creating stories, is connected to exploring the unexpressed in me, my desire to find out more about myself, about my Humanity, and about Life. It is about finding my voice.
I am committed to every step, every photo, and every word. I look forward to this opportunity to create, to explore, and to share with you.