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Located at the Emily Carr Institute, the Concourse Gallery showcases student and faculty art.
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Profile Last Updated: February 05, 2009
The Concourse Gallery is situated within the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. As such, it is seen as an integral aspect of the educational experience. However, unlike the Charles H. Scott Gallery (which is also located within the Institute), the Concourse Gallery is for student and Institute-oriented exhibitions. The space is managed by the ECIAD Student Exhibition Committee, which is a group of students who work with the Charles H. Scott Gallery director/curator. The committee reviews proposals for student exhibitions in both the fall and spring semesters. The Concourse Gallery provides an opportunity for students to present their work to members of the Institute and the general public. It also offers experience in proposal writing and familiarizes students with installation and other practical aspects of the gallery exhibition process.
Art Not For the Faint of Heart
If you're looking for clever art, this is the place to come. Experimentation is de riguer at Emily Carr, and the work shown here illustrates that very well. If it can be imagined and translated into a 2D or 3D image that can be displayed within the space, it's fair game. Furniture and graphic design, thus, gets equal time as paintings and sculptures. There is one caveat, however, as the experimentation involved means works may be disturbing to some. The thing to remember is these are works by students who are learning to translate ideas into tangable works. And sometimes those ideas aren't pretty ones.
The Concourse Gallery also organizes multi-national and multi-cultural exhibitions from student artists around the world. One such exhibit featured pieces from Beijing children aged 5 to 16 that were created before the city hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics.