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 Arts NL (formerly the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council).

"Underlying all my work has been an interest in place—not as a geographical location but as a process that involves memory, multiple narratives, ecology, language, and both scientific and vernacular knowledge."
     —Marlene Creates

Key words
artist's garden
art and mapping
boreal forest poetry
Boreal Poetry Garden
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 walks
poetry walks
site-specific poetry
site-specific performance art
video-poetry / video-poems
walking artist
walking poet

Land acknowledgement
In acknowledgement of those who were here before me, I am grateful to live and work in the unceded ancestral homeland of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Previous to European settlement, the provincial territory had been inhabited for over 8 thousand years by a succession of people: the Maritime Archaic Indians, the Thule, the Groswater and Dorset Eskimos.  
    The boreal forest habitat is the home of moose, caribou, black bear, lynx, red fox, weasel, mink, pine marten, hares, wolf, chipmunks, shrews, mice, beaver, otter, muskrat, coyote, bats, voles, squirrels, and numerous species of birds.

Gallery Representation
Paul Petro Contemporary Art

of the ecoart network since 2013.


Fogo Island Arts, Stories of Social Distancing 2: Marlene Creates
posted May 25, 2020.

Recipient of a 2019 Governor General's Award in Visual  and Media Arts for "Lifetime Artistic Achievement":
- video portrait of Marlene Creates by The Canada Council for the Arts, 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 9, 2019.
- CBC News, Q&A with Marlene Creates, March 10, 2019.
- Interview with Timothy Parsons, The Muse, March 25, 2019.

"Artist Spotlight: Marlene Creates," by Anita Barak, Canada Council Art Bank (posted July 10, 2019).
"Portrait 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," presented June 14, 2019.


Thought, outside
group exhibition curated by Amy Kazymerchyk
Western Front, Vancouver
November 12–December 19, 2020

Some Versions of Landscape
group exhibition,
Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
February 19–March 20, 2021

Between the Earth and the Firmament, Blast Hole Pond Road, Newfoundland 2020
solo exhibition,
Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
June 4–July 3, 2021

Recent interview
Marlene Creates: Precise Moments in Particular Spots,
an interview with Caitlin Chaisson for Far Afield
posted October 2, 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

Video tour by Jon Pedersen of the retrospective exhibition, Marlene Creates: Places, Paths, and Pauses / Marlene Creates : Lieux, sentiers et pauses — at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, September 23, 2017–January 21, 2018.

copyright (c) Marlene Creates