A Virtual Walk of
The Boreal Poetry Garden

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The artist gratefully acknowledges her long-standing gratitude to The Canada Council for the Arts, the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council, and the Cultural Economic Development Program of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

artist's garden
art and mapping
environmental art
environmental poetry
land art
landscape and poetry
memory maps
Newfoundland artist
Newfoundland dialect
Newfoundland poetry
phenomenology and art
phenomenology and poetry
place-based poetry
place-based performance art
poetry art garden
poetry garden walk
poetry walks
site-specific poetry
site-specific performance art
walking artist
walking poet


Gallery Representation
Paul Petro Contemporary Art

Site-Specific Events in The Boreal Poetry Garden, 2014
Boreal Breaths and Steps with Marlene Creates (poetry), Nicola Hawkins (dance), Don McKay (poetry), and Louise Moyes (dance) for
Sound Symposium XVII
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
Boreal Breaths and Steps:
Sunday August 3 at 7 p.m.  Sorry, sold out.
Sunday August 24 at 2 p.m.
Sorry, sold out.
Extra event added:
Saturday September 6 at 2 p.m.
Limited to 25 people.
Advance registration required.
email: marlene.creates[at]nf.sympatico.ca

The BMW Exhibition Prize for "an 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.

On-line interviews
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

"Impermanence and Temporality,"
Marlene Creates interviewed by Leah Oates,
NY Arts Magazine, November 2008

The Art of Walking
The Museum in the Park,
Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Sept 6 - Oct 5, 2014

Land Reform(ed) / Le paysage (re)visité
Âjagemô Gallery
(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,
Kleinburg, Ontario
January 25-June 1, 2014

ViDEOTExT Festival, Bramburg, Austria
September 12, 2014

Writing East: Creative Writing in Atlantic Canada,
creative writing conference at Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland
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, Ontario
May 27, 2014

Artist-in-residence and Community-based Projects
University of British Columbia Okanagan,
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies,
Kelowna, BC
Award Ribbons for Woodhaven Nature Conservancy
in conjunction with Eco-Art Incubator
March 3-24, 2013

Award Ribbons for Places in Pictou County, in collaboration with local participants as part of the W(here) Festival, curated by Mary MacDonald
"a multi-site, performative event on the relationship between community, place and art in Pictou County, Nova Scotia"
June 26-30, 2012

Broadcast media
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 pm ET
on the CBC Documentary Channel.

Appointments & 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.

Walking 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

Recent articles and reviews
"Marlene Creates Makes Art in Tune with the Times" blog by Gloria Hickey,
July 22, 2013

"Photographer Marlene Creates Honoured at Contact" by Sarah Milroy, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, May 31, 2013, p. L4

"Environmental 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 Truth,
August 21, 2012

"Between Two Points," by Andrea Kunard,
BlackFlash, vol 28.2, Saskatoon, Winter 2011, p. 20-22

"Marlene Creates: Of Words and Woods" by Robert Finley, Canadian Art,
September 15, 2011

Recent 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 no. 25.3,
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

copyright (c) Marlene Creates, 2013