Amelia Douglas Gallery

Upcoming exhibit



Greenlinks 2017: In a Nutshell

Mixed media works by Tracie Stewart
and displays by the Douglas College Institute of Urban Ecology

August 3-September 8, 2017


Part of the 14th annual New West Cultural Crawl, August 12 and 13, 11am-5pm


Opening Reception: Saturday, August 12, 1-3pm 
During the New West Cultural Crawl
Live music and refreshments
Artist in attendance


Artist's Talk: Friday, September 8, 10am
In the gallery
Everyone welcome

About Tracie Stewart

Tracie’s work has been shaped by the unique rain-forest ecology of Terrace, BC, which supports both the First Nations communities and those of the logging industry. This dichotomy is mirrored in her three faces: as an artist, professional gardener and as a certified arborist.

Seeking the beauty of nature in the everyday, Tracie uses these different aspects of her life to find inspiration.  She accesses the intangible, spiritual qualities of nature, capturing the play of light and dynamics of energy. Her process combines the physical joy of painting and drawing with the analytical skills of problem-solving. By layering graphite, translucent acrylics, texture, photographic transfers and topographical maps, her art links a geographical place or community with its roots by documenting historical references. This forensic landscape becomes an offering, a form of palimpsest that reveals all the depths and layers–right down to the smudgy bits.

About The Douglas College Institute of Urban Ecology
Founded in 1984, the Institute of Urban Ecology at Douglas College has the unofficial motto “There is nature in my city.” This motto reflects two important ideas: 1. that urban areas have an inherent ecological nature; and 2. that community engagement is an explicit component of the work of the IUE and a vital part of urban ecological sustainability.

Since its establishment, IUE has been involved in a myriad of community-based activities and projects. These projects include: an environmental outreach and education program that reaches about 2000 participants in schools and community organizations in Metro Vancouver each year; participation in community environmental festivals and celebrations, such as Salmon Come Home in Port Coquitlam; support of the Katimavik program, and of the College and Pit Operators Partnership; working with the Britannia Food Garden Project; and giving input to a number of local and regional initiatives related to ecology and development, such as the Metro Vancouver Biodiversity Conservation Strategy.

The IUE also undertakes a variety of research projects related to urban sustainability issues. Recent and current projects include: Urban Bug Gardens, which examined beneficial insects in a community garden in Coquitlam in relation to different planting regimes in the test plots; Biological Control of Greenhouse Pests, which is seeking to develop biological controls for greenhouse pests like aphids and tomato psyllids; Ground Beetles in Urban Habitat Fragments, where these beetles act as bioindicators of habitat health; and the Delta Migratory Bird Study, which looked at the impact of various land uses on migratory bird foraging behaviours.

Monday - Friday 10am-7:30pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
Sunday Closed

The gallery is closed June 23-August 3, 2017 

The gallery is closed between exhibits

Fourth Floor North, Douglas College
700 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC
One block from New Westminster Skytrain Station.

For more information, please contact Krista Eide, Arts Events Officer, or 604-527-5723.

Douglas College Library Digital Archive: Amelia Douglas Digital Living Memory Art gallery


Upcoming Exhibit

Inhabited Lives

Mixed-media works by Shannon Harvey 

September 14-October 21, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday, September 14, 4:30pm-7:30pm
Refreshments, no-host bar and live music

Artist's talk: Friday, September 15, 10am in the gallery