Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Image: William Notman & Son, Nanaimo Coal Mines, Vancouver Island, BC, Photograph, 1903 | McCord Museum


Black Diamond Dust is a multi-site art exhibition, which considers the sedimentary nature of stories and histories. The title Black Diamond Dust refers to the coal mining industry that Nanaimo was built upon; an industry that both formed and fragmented communities through economic development, racial segregation and labour inequity, and served as the foundation of global industrialization. 

September 20 to December 13, 2014

Opening at both locations on Friday, September 19
4:00 - 6:00pm | campus gallery
7:00 - 10:00pm | downtown gallery


1 comment:

  1. Excellent picture - I have been researching family history & they were here in the mining days at the beginning - It is good to see the railway tracks I could not find a picture of them near the water - thank you -


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