Virtual Walk of
The Boreal Poetry Garden
on the image above to start!
The artist gratefully
long-standing gratitude to The Canada Council for the Arts, the
& Labrador Arts Council, and the Cultural Economic Development
Program of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
art and mapping
landscape and poetry
phenomenology and art
phenomenology and poetry
place-based performance art
poetry art garden
poetry garden walk
site-specific performance art
Events in The Boreal Poetry Garden, 2014
Breaths and Steps with Marlene Creates
(poetry), Nicola Hawkins (dance), Don McKay (poetry), and Louise Moyes (dance)
The event on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 9 a.m.
has been rescheduled to Monday July 7 at 1
p.m. due to Hurricane Arthur.
The second event is on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 12 noon.
There will be three more performances of
Breaths and Steps:
3 at 7 p.m. Sorry, sold out.
Sunday August 24 at 2 p.m. Sorry, sold out.
Extra event added:
September 6 at 2 p.m.
Limited to 25
Advance registration required.
The BMW Exhibition Prize
outstanding Open or Featured exhibition" in the Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival 2013, awarded for the exhibition Marlene Creates: selected works from 30
years, 1982-2012 at Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto.
jury citation: Marlene Creates
powerfully explores the themes of place, landscape, and temporality in
images that foreground questions of perception. Poetic and meditative,
her work explores the traces of human presence in the environment and
invites viewers to consider both our lasting effects on the land, as
well as the ephemerality of our presence. We were really struck by the
way in which her work explored temporality using the documentary
function of photography in ways that weren’t simply about catching a
moment but which unfolded in time.
The Proust Questionnaire: Marlene Creates
National Gallery of Canada's on-line magazine,
May 7, 2014
Atlas Place: Understanding
Where We Are,
interview with Glenn Bach, Mar Vista,
California, May 15, 2014
Marlene Creates interviewed by Leah Oates,
Arts Magazine, November 2008
Museum in the Park,
Sept 6 - Oct 5, 2014
Land Reform(ed) / Le paysage (re)visité,
(Canada Council for the Arts exhibition space),
150 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario
June 16-October 30, 2014
Changing Tides: Contemporary Art of
Newfoundland and Labrador
guest curated by Patricia Grattan
McMichael Canadian Art Collection,
January 25-June 1, 2014
September 12, 2014
East: Creative Writing in Atlantic Canada,
creative writing conference at Memorial University, St. John's,
May 16, 2014
panel: Back To The Things Themselves!
(BTTTT!) at the meeting of the Society
for Existential and
Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC) at the Congress of the
Humanities and Social Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharine’s,
May 27, 2014
and Community-based Projects
University of British Columbia Okanagan,
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies,
Ribbons for Woodhaven Nature Conservancy
in conjunction with Eco-Art
March 3-24, 2013
Ribbons for Places in Pictou County, in
collaboration with local participants as
of the W(here) Festival, curated
by Mary MacDonald
multi-site, performative event on the relationship between community,
place and art in Pictou County, Nova Scotia"
June 26-30, 2012
The Nature of Inspiration, a
documentary film by 291 Film Company directed by Ian Toews, features
interviews with David Alexander, Dempsey Bob, Edward Burtynsky, John
Chalke, Marlene Creates, Aganetha Dyck, Takao Tanabe, Peter von
Tiesenhausen, and Robert Wiens, who discuss their work and its
relationship to the environment. (45 min, 2012).
Broadcast premier on August 4, 2012 at 6 pm ET, and August 6, 2012 at 8
on the CBC Documentary Channel.
& Professional memberships
associate member of PLaCE
(Place Location Context and Environment) International Research Centre,
University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.
appointed May 25, 2012.
Artists Network, Institute for Performing Arts Development,
University of East London, UK.
appointed to the first Advisory Committee on the Environment (ACE) for
the Town of Portugal
Cove-St. Philips, Newfoundland, March 11, 2014
articles and reviews
Creates Makes Art in Tune with the Times" blog by Gloria Hickey,
July 22, 2013
Marlene Creates Honoured at Contact" by Sarah Milroy, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, May
31, 2013, p. L4
Art and a new Creation: Marlene Creates' Art of Place"
by Jenn Craft
posted in Transpositions,
blog of the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the
University of St Andrews, UK
February 27, 2012
"Poetry and Geology: Being Present to the Ancient Earth––Marlene
Creates' Boreal Poetry Garden" blog by Hallelujah
August 21, 2012
Two Points," by Andrea Kunard,
vol 28.2, Saskatoon, Winter 2011, p. 20-22
Creates: Of Words and Woods" by Robert Finley, Canadian
September 15, 2011
Books and Publications
–Robert Finley. “Marlene Creates’ Boreal
Poetry Garden,” in The Good
Gardener?: Nature, Humanity and the Garden, eds. Annette
Giesecke and Naomi Jacobs, Artifice Books, London (UK), 2014
–portfolio in KATALOG–Journal
of Photography & Video, issue
Museet for Fotokunst
Brandts, Odense, Denmark, 2013, p.46-49
–Carmen Concilio. “Marlene Creates’s
Eco-Consciousness as Land Artist, Photographer and Poet,” and
“Questioning Environmental Issues. An Interview with Marlene Creates,”
in New Critical Patterns in
Postcolonial Discourse: Historical Traumas and Environmental Issues,
Trauben, Turin, Italy, 2012