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Amelia Douglas Gallery showcases installation and sculpture artist for New West Cultural Crawl

Douglas College’s Amelia Douglas Gallery is showcasing Vancouver artist Tiki Mulvihill for this year’s New West Cultural Crawl, Aug. 11-12.

The double-exhibit, Landlocked? and Flotsam Fixation, features sea-themed installations and sculptures that focus on the everyday lives of people.

“Tiki Mulvihill is an internationally renowned artist, and one of 150 artists featured in this year’s New West Cultural Crawl. Her Landlocked? exhibit is particularly impressive as it features the installation of an entire boat, meticulously built to quarter-scale,” says Krista Eide, arts events officer at Douglas College.

The Landlocked? installation, a boat crafted from re-purposed materials and surrounded by collage-like drawings, tells the story of a man’s futile desire to escape his farm life for the sea. Inspired by her family’s transatlantic immigration to Canada, Flotsam Fixation is a sculpture series of everyday objects and heirloom pieces assembled with driftwood and other ocean elements to evoke curiosity about the items and the people they belonged to.

Mulvihill’s family originated from the British Isles and the Baltic Sea. She spent much of her adult life moving between rural and urban communities. This nomadic background continues to have a strong influence on her artwork, as she explores the conflicted relationships people have with ‘place’ through her sculptures, installations and accompanying performances.

Landlocked? and Flotsam Fixation will be on display at the Amelia Douglas Gallery Aug. 2 to Sept. 8. An opening reception will be held at the Gallery on Saturday, Aug. 11, 1-3pm, and will include a free collage-making workshop taught by the artist. An artist’s talk will be held during the closing reception Friday, Sept. 7, 4:30-7:30pm.

The Amelia Douglas Gallery, located on the fourth floor of the Douglas College New Westminster Campus, 700 Royal Ave., is a non-profit organization run by members of the Arts Exhibition Committee at Douglas College.



Melissa Nilan

Communications Coordinator

604 527 5547