Virtual Walk of
The Boreal Poetry Garden
on the image above to start.
The artist gratefully
long-standing gratitude to The Canada Council for the Arts and the
& Labrador Arts Council.
art and mapping
landscape and poetry
phenomenology and art
phenomenology and poetry
place-based performance art
poetry art garden
poetry garden walk
site-specific performance art
Recipient of a 2019
Governor General's Award
in Visual and Media Arts for "Lifetime Artistic Achievement".
portrait of Marlene Creates, directed by Luc Bourdon.
- Carolyn Stokes, Here & Now CBC TV news, St.
John's, March 7, 2019.
- Sam McNeish, The Telegram, St. John's, March
- CBC News, Q&A
with Marlene Creates, March 10, 2019.
- Interview with Timothy Parsons, The Muse, March 25, 2019.
Spotlight: Marlene Creates," by Anita Barak, Canada Council Art
Bank (posted July 10, 2019).
de l’artiste : Marlene Creates,” par Anita Barak, Banque d’art du
Conseil des arts du Canada (10 juillet 2019).
Recipient of the Mary MacDonald Award
for Excellence in Visual Arts (EVAs) from VANL-CARFAC (Visual Artists
Newfoundland and Labrador), which "thanks an
individual or organization whose efforts have helped to sustain and
build the visual arts sector," June 14, 2019.
Marlene Creates: Places, Paths, and Pauses
Marlene Creates: Lieux, sentiers et pauses
a touring retrospective exhibition
Susan Gibson Garvey and Andrea Kunard (organized by the Beaverbrook Art
Gallery in partnership with Dalhousie
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.
Fredericton, New Brunswick
September 23, 2017–January 21, 2018.
A video tour
of the retrospective exhibition at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery by Jon
(18 min. 24 sec.)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
February 16–May 6, 2018.
Centre Art Gallery,
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
June 9–September 30, 2018.
University Art Gallery,
May 21–August 25, 2019.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 5:00–7:30 pm.
walking tour of the exhibition with co-curator Andrea Kunard and
Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6 pm.
Rooms Provincial Art Gallery,
St. John's, Newfoundland
October 12, 2019–January 19, 2020.
Friday, October 18, 2019, 7:30 pm.
Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
February 16–July 1, 2019.
General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2019
Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
March 29–August 4, 2019.
Possible: Art of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1949 to Present
The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St.
May 18–September 22, 2019
with Marlene Creates for the exhibition.
University of Turin, Italy,
keynote speaker at the colloquium Trees
In/And/Around Literature in the Anthropocene (via Skype)
May 22, 2019.
Marlene Creates: Precise Moments in
an interview with Caitlin Chiasson for Far Afield
posted October 2, 2018
Gibson Garvey, Andrea Kunard, Robert Macfarlane, Don McKay, and Joan M.
Paths, and Pauses, Goose Lane Editions and the Beaverbrook
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,
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.
Catherine Beaudette and Patricia Grattan. Bonavista Biennale: Art Encounters on the
Edge / Art et conjonctures, 2 Rooms Contemporary Art
Projects, Duntara, Newfoundland, 2017.
articles and reviews
Gittins reviews Marlene Creates:
Places, Paths, and Pauses,"
ecoartscotland, posted May 10, 2018.
Paths, and Pauses: The Work of Marlene Creates," Halifax Magazine online, April 17,
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.
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.