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Passages: Narratives of Identity and Space
Trinity Western University Graduating Art class

March 15 - April 29, 2017

From the rhythm and patterns of our social behaviours, to the movements of communities and social groups, exhibition examines societal and cultural practices concentrating on perception and behaviour. The way we recognize patterns and how we perceive meaningful information is directly linked to our cultural environment and social identification. The universal human tendency to search for identity and space is often correlated to how we perceive cultural symbols, traditional and conventional patterns.

While investigating the occupation of space and place - in terms of geography, materiality, built environments, social institutions, the body and ideological positions - each artist inquires after the behaviours that cause us to identify with certain patterns and relations. These artistic practices are used to explore the narratives of the lived experience.

City By the Salish Sea and We White Rock Galleries

Opened on Thursday February 9, 2017

The White Rock Museum is opening two new permanent galleries: City By the Salish Sea and a children’s gallery, We White Rock. This 500 square foot of revamped gallery space will open to the public on February 9, 2017. These galleries were funded by the City of White Rock and the Province of British Columbia.

The main gallery, City By the Salish Sea takes up White Rock’s most iconic landmarks (the rock, the pier, and the train station), but also delves into stories from the Semiahmoo First Nation, and the building of the first schools and hospitals. The gallery features new interactive features to help visitors engage with the material.

The children’s gallery, We White Rock, illuminates the natural history of the area through floor to ceiling murals that integrate a dynamic magnet wall. The gallery provides an interactive camp site, similar to those of early settlers and campers in White Rock. Finally, the gallery celebrates the legacy of the trains through White Rock with a train engine to climb inside.

The new floor to ceiling murals have been completed by talented White Rock muralist, Lauralee LaMarche.  

Station Ticket Office
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The station ticket office offers visitors an interactive experience, as you discover and learn about key items found in this intriguing exhibit.

4Cats South Surrey Studio

Winter and Spring 2017

Currently we are proud to have an exhibition of artwork created by the students from 4Cats South Surrey Studio .