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
Edinburgh College of Art, invited
Academic Visitor for the "Art,
Space + Nature" Masters program, University of Edinburgh, Scotland,
Sept 7-Nov 30, 2015
Canada House Gallery, Trafalgar
England, The Tremendous Elusive:
Emily Carr and the Canadian Imaginary, group exhibition
by Lisa Baldissera, April 22-June 19, 2016
the Ground Tier to a Sparrow Batch:
A Newfoundland Treasury of Terms
for Ice and Snow, Blast Hole Pond River, Winter 2012-2013
documentary video-poem by Marlene Creates
Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London, England
June 15, 2016 at 6 pm.
& the Sublime, Schumacher College/Dartington, Totnes, Devon,
Valleys Artspace, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
with Clive Adams of the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural
Sunday June 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
Special Recognition Award from
the International Film Festival for Environment, Health, and Culture,
Jakarta, Indonesia, announced May 21, 2015.
Royal Reel Award at the 2015 Canada
International Film Festival, Vancouver,
announced February 20, 2015.
Jury Award at the Yosemite
International Film Festival
announced October 30, 2014.
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.
Brickle, Nish, and Knobbly: A Newfoundland
Treasury of Terms for Ice and Snow
by Marlene Creates (Boulder Publications, 2015), hardcover, full
colour, 152 pages
with Angela Antle about Brickle,
Nish, and Knobbly on Weekend Arts Magazine, CBC
Radio One, St. John's
April 25, 2015 (12 minutes)
The Proust Questionnaire: Marlene Creates
National Gallery of Canada's on-line magazine,
posted May 7, 2014
Where We Are,
on-line interview with Glenn Bach, Mar
California, posted May 6, 2014
On Leaving Only Footprints—An Interview
on-line interview with Walter Lewis, University of Sunderland, UK,
Creates - A Newfoundland Treasury of Terms
for Ice and Snow
on-line interview with the Newfoundland
& Labrador Arts Council,
posted November 5, 2014
Marlene Creates interviewed by Leah Oates,
Arts Magazine, November 2008
and Community-based Projects
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
& 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.
member of the Walking
Artists Network, Institute for Performing Arts Development,
University of East London, UK.
member of the Ecoart Network,
appointed April 2013.
member of the first Advisory Committee on the Environment (ACE) for
the Town of Portugal
Cove-St. Philips, Newfoundland,
appointed March 11, 2014.
articles and reviews
Unique Language of Newfoundland”, Hakai
Magazine: Coastal Science and Societies, Victoria, BC,
posted online December 2, 2015
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
–Derek Gladwin. “Ecocritical and
Geocritical Conjunctions in North Atlantic Environmental Multimedia and
Place-Based Poetry,” in Ecocriticism
and Geocriticism: Overlapping Territories in Environmental and Spatial
Literary Studies, eds. Robert T. Tally Jr. and Christine M.
Battista, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke (UK) and New York (USA), 2016.
–Marlene Creates. “A Newfoundland
Treasury of Terms for Ice and Snow”,
portfolio in Billie: Undercurrents
in Atlantic Canadian Visual Culture, vol. 1, issue 1,
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, 2015, p.6-13.
–Robert Finley. “Marlene Creates’ Boreal
Poetry Garden,” in The Good
Gardener?: Nature, Humanity and the Garden,
Giesecke and Naomi Jacobs, Artifice Books, London (UK), 2014
–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