Marlene Creates

A Virtual Walk of
The Boreal Poetry Garden

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The artist gratefully acknowledges her long-standing gratitude to The Canada Council for the Arts and the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council.

Key words
artist's garden
art and mapping
environmental art
environmental poetry
land art
landscape and poetry
memory maps
Newfoundland artist
Newfoundland dialect
Newfoundland poetry
phenomenology and art
phenomenology and poetry
place-based poetry
place-based performance art
poetry art garden
poetry garden walk
poetry walks
site-specific poetry
site-specific performance art
walking artist
walking poet

Gallery Representation
Paul Petro Contemporary Art



Marlene Creates: Places, Paths, and Pauses
a touring retrospective exhibition co-curated by Susan Gibson Garvey and Andrea Kunard (organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in partnership with Dalhousie Art Gallery)

With a major publication that includes essays by Susan Gibson Garvey, Andrea Kunard, Robert Macfarlane, and Joan M. Schwartz, and an ekphrastic poem by Don McKay, co-published by Goose Lane Editions and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

Tour venues:
1. Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Fredericton, New Brunswick
September 23, 2017–January 21, 2018.
A video tour of the retrospective exhibition at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery by Jon Pedersen:
(18 min. 24 sec.)

2. Dalhousie Art Gallery
Halifax, Nova Scotia
February 16–May 6, 2018.
public events:
—opening reception, Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7 pm.
walking tour of the exhibition with co-curator Susan Gibson Garvey and Marlene Creates, Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2 pm.

3. Confederation Centre Art Gallery
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
June 9–September 30, 2018.

4. Carleton University Art Gallery
Ottawa, Ontario
June–August 2019.

5. The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery
St. John's, Newfoundland
October 12, 2019–January 19, 2020.

Photography in Canada, 1960–2000 /
La photographie au Canada, 1960–2000

group exhibition curated by Andrea Kunard (organized by the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada)
The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery,
St. John's, Newfoundland
January 27–April 22, 2018.

A Newfoundland Treasury of Terms for Ice and Snow
solo exhibition
Canadian Language Museum
Glendon Gallery, Glendon College
Toronto, Ontario
February 1–March 29, 2018.

Àdisòkàmagan / Nous connaître un peu nous-mêmes / We’ll all become stories, A Survey of Art in the Ottawa-Gatineau Region
group exhibition
Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
April 28–September 16, 2018.

Recent books and publications
Susan Gibson Garvey, Andrea Kunard, Robert Macfarlane, Don McKay, and Joan M. Schwartz. Marlene Creates: Places, Paths, and Pauses, Goose Lane Editions and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, 2017.
also available in a French edition: Marlene Creates : Lieux, sentiers et pauses

Luciano Benetton, Peggy Gale, and Francesca Valente. Out of the Bush Garden: Contemporary Artists from Central-Eastern Canada, Imago Mundi, Antiga Edizioni, Crocetta del Montello, Italy, 2017.

Andrea Kunard. Photography in Canada, 1960-2000 / La photographie au Canada, 1960–2000, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2017.

Victoria Dickenson, Laura Brandon, Naomi Fontaine, Patricia Grattan, Laurier Lacroix, Lee Maracle, and Gerald McMaster. The Good Lands: Canada Through the Eyes of Artists, Figure 1 Publishing, Vancouver, BC, 2017.

Rebecca Basciano, Jim Burant, Michelle Gewurtz, Catherine Sinclair, et al. Àdisòkàmagan / Nous connaître un peu nous-mêmes / We’ll all become stories,
A Survey of Art in the Ottawa-Gatineau Region, Ottawa Art Gallery and Figure 1 Publishing, Vancouver, BC, 2017.

Appointments & Professional memberships
associate member of PLaCE (Place Location Context and Environment) International Research Centre, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.
appointed May 25, 2012.

member of the Walking Artists Network, Institute for Performing Arts Development, University of East London, UK.

member of the Ecoart Network,
appointed April 2013.

Recent articles and reviews
Anna Kovler, “Seen by the Water: Marlene Creates and Fogo Island, Arsenal, Montreal, August 2017.

Eva Crocker. “12 Years of Growth and Transformation in Marlene Creates’ Boreal Poetry Garden,” The Overcast online, St. John’s, posted July 18, 2017.

Ray Cronin. “Marlene Creates’ Natural Art,” Atlantic Books Today, Halifax, Fall 2017, p. 56.

Leah Sandals. “16 Art Shows to See This Fall,” Canadian Art online, posted September 21, 2017.

Gil McElroy. “Do No Harm: Marlene Creates,” Re:Sculpt, International Sculpture Centre, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, posted October 25, 2017.

Stephen Dale. “Creates and Cahén in the Spotlight at the Beaverbrook,” National Gallery of Canada online magazine, posted November 21, 2017.

Joan Sullivan. “Underlying all my work has been an interest in place,” The Telegram, St. John’s, November 25, 2017, B10–11.

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