MARLENE  CREATES

 

Born in Montreal, 1952 / Née à Montréal en 1952.

 
EDUCATION / ÉTUDES

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Bachelor of Art Education (Hons.), 1970-74

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, English 4911, Advanced Creative Writing in Poetry, 2006
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Biology 3610, Boreal Ecology (audited), 2014

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS / EXPOSITIONS INDIVIDUELLES 

             Between the Earth and the Firmament: Variations on a Theme, Newfoundland 2015–2022
2023           Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, part of the Core Program in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

            Marlene Creates: Works from Blast Hole Pond Road, Newfoundland 2002–2021
2022           Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, British Columbia.

             Marlene Creates: Works from Blast Hole Pond Road, 2002–2020
2021           Grenfell Art Gallery, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Corner Brook.

                   Between the Earth and the Firmament, Blast Hole Pond Road, Newfoundland 2020
2021           Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto.
 

                  Marlene Creates: Places, Paths, and Pauses / Marlene Creates : Lieux, sentiers, et pauses, a touring retrospective:
2017          Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick

                            Video tour of the exhibition by Jon Pedersen: https://vimeo.com/252866964
2018           Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
                   Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
2019           Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
                   The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland.


                   What Came to Light at Blast Hole Pond River, Newfoundland
2017           Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, a Featured Exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
2023           Museum London, Rhino Lounge, presented by the Embassy Cultural House in partnership with Wordsfest, London, Ontario.


                  
To the Blast Hole Pond River
2017            Fogo Island Gallery, Joe Batt's Arm, Newfoundland.


                   A
Newfoundland Treasury of Terms for Ice and Snow
2018            Canadian Language Museum, Glendon Gallery, Glendon College, Toronto
2015            Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, a Featured Exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
                  
  Tent Gallery, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland.


                    Marlene Creates: selected works from 30 years, 1982-2012

2013            Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, a Featured Exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

                    Marlene Creates: Signs of Our Time

2009            McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.
2007            Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario
2006            Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario
2005            The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland
2005
           Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

                    Echoes of Grace

2007            A Space Gallery, Toronto.

 

     Water Flowing to the Sea Captured at the Speed of Light, Blast Hole Pond River,
       Newfoundland 2002-2003
            

2005            Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island        
2004            Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland, invitational exhibition for the 20th anniversary of Eastern Edge.

 

                    Language and Land Use, Newfoundland 1994

2003            Paved Art + New Media, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2001            University of New Brunswick Art Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

 

                    Dwelling and Transience

2001            Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia.

 

                    Orientation

2001            Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.

 

                    Questions about the Place, Nova Scotia 1998

2000            Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

 

                    Language and Land Use, Alberta 1993

2000            Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery, Alberta.

 

                    Places of Presence and other works
1999            Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, England.

 

                    Intersections: Places, General Regulations, and Memories,
                    Mount Saint Vincent, Halifax 1998

1998            installed on the grounds of Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax,
                    a project of MSVU Art Gallery for the Mount's 125th anniversary.

 

                    Limites municipales, Québec 1997

1997            Vu, Québec, Québec, for Trois fois Trois Paysages.

 

                    The Colour of My Voice, the Colour of the Land, Newfoundland 1996 and Selected Works

1997            McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario.

 

                    Language and Land Use, Newfoundland 1994

1998            Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

1997            Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

1996            Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario

1996            Timmins Museum, Timmins, Ontario

1996            Emma Ciotti Gallery, Iroquois Falls, Ontario

1995            Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, for Fotofeis International
                        Festival of Photography

1995            Eastern Edge Rogue Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland.

 

                    Marlene Creates: Narratives of Place 1988-1994 / Contes mémographiques 1988-1994

1996            Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe Claire, Quebec.

 

                    Persistance de la géographie

1995            La Chambre blanche, Québec, Québec.

 

                    Marlene Creates: Landworks 1979-1991

1993            Art Gallery of Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, and tour:

1993            Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontar
1993            Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

1994            Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

1994            Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

1995            Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

                    Language and Land Use, Alberta 1993

1993            Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, and tour:

1995            Cherry Coulee Christian Academy, Bow Island, Alberta

1995            Medicine Hat Community College, Alberta.

 

                    Places of Presence: Newfoundland kin and ancestral land, Newfoundland 1989-1991

1994            Southern Newfoundland Seamen’s Museum, Grand Bank, Newfoundland

1994            Mary March Regional Museum (renamed Demasduit Regional Museum in 2022), Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland

1993            Gallery 44, Toronto, Ontario.

 

                    Marlene Creates
1993            SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, invitational exhibition for the 20th anniversary of SAW Gallery.

 

               A River, an Island, a City: the Persistence of Geography, Montreal 1992 /

                    Un fleuve, une île, une ville: persistance de la géographie, Montréal 1992

1992            Sun Life Building, Montreal, Quebec.

 

                    The Distance Between Two Points is Measured in Memories, Labrador 1988

1991            Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario

1991            Vik Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, for The Works Festival

1991            Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, New Brunswick

1990            Ufundi Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

1990            Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, British Columbia

1989            14th Labrador Creative Arts Festival, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador

1989            Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Corner Brook, Newfoundland

1989            Eastern Edge, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

                    The Distance Between Two Points is Measured in Memories

1987            Gallery 101, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    Landworks 1979-1985

1987            Northern Life Museum and National Exhibition Centre, Fort Smith, NWT.

 

                    Marlene Creates (Art Gallery of Ontario, Extension Services)

1986            White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario

1984            Artcite, Windsor, Ontario

1983            National Exhibition Centre, Thunder Bay, Ontario

1982            Confederation College, Kenora, Ontario.

 

                    Landworks: Baffin Island 1985

1986            Labrador Institute of Northern Studies, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador.

 

                    Landworks: Newfoundland 1982

1986            Arts and Culture Centres, Newfoundland, provincial tour.

 

                    Places, Paths, Memories

1986            Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe Claire, Quebec.

 

                    Des lieux, des sentiers, des souvenirs

1985            Vu, Québec, Québec.

 

                    A Pothole and a Petroglyph, Vancouver Island 1984

1985            Avenue Bookshop, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    Paper, Stones and Water

1984-88       Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography touring exhibition:

                    The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario

                    National Film Board of Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia

                    Centre d’exposition de St-Hyacinthe, Québec

                    Temiskaming Art Gallery, Haileybury, Ontario

                    Photo Union Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

                    W.B. Lewis Library, Deep River, Ontario

                    Bibliothèque de Brossard, Brossard, Québec

                    Musée Minéralogique et d’Histoire Minière, Asbestos, Québec

                    Edmonton Public Library, Edmonton, Alberta.

 

                    Paper and Place

1983            Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan

1983            Centre Eye Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.

 

                    Pierres et Papier

1983            L’Imagier centre d’exposition, Aylmer, Québec.

 

                    On Site

1982            Art Gallery of Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

                    Paper, Stones and Water: Ireland 1981

1981            Algonquin College Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    Paper, Stones and Water

1981            Art and Research Exchange, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1981            Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario

1981            Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario

1980            SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    Two Stories to Every Side

1979            Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, New Brunswick

1978            SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.


LIVE-ART EVENTS / PERFORMANCES

         A Devil's Blanket
2021   composed by Duane Andrews based on Marlene Creates's A Newfoundland Treasury of Terms for Ice and Snow,

            premiere performance by the Harbourlight Quartet (Nancy Case-Oates, violin; Mado Christie, piano;

            Amy Collyer-Holmes, cello; Kate Read, viola), First Light Centre for Performance & Creativity, St. John's.

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBS9p1fN-Ik (start at 35:35–54:36).

2022    Sound Symposium XX, performed by the Harbourlight Quartet, D.F. Cook Recital Hall, Memorial University, St. John's.

2024    Single launch, performed by the Harbourlight Quartet, Bannerman Brewery, St. John's.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lbZ24VcsJNvPtloPGBkrFRkx_DwOn7Q9/view?usp=drive_link

                       

            The Boreal Poetry Garden, in situ performances:

2024    for Grade 4 students from Beachy Cove Elementary with collaborators Katie Baggs, singer-songwriter on guitar and ukulele;

                Christine Carter, clarinet and moose horn; Jack Eastwood, shadow puppets of local mammals; Florian Hoefner, accordion and

                percussion; Don McKay, nature poetry and moose horn; Louise Moyes, contemporary dance; and Laura Temple, natural history.
2022&2023    Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of English, Nature Writing, graduate Creative Writing course.
2019    Rambles and Mammals: Feet Following Paws and Hooves with collaborators Rita Anderson, cognitive science about local
                wildlife; Jack Eastwood, creative writing and shadow puppets; and Don McKay, poetry and moose horn.

           Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of English, Here and Away: A Non-fiction Workshop on Writing
                  About Place.
2018   Meandering with the Blast Hole Pond River with collaborators Katie Baggs, original songs about water; Denise Hennebury,
                environmental interpretation of the river ecosystem; Don McKay, a new river poem; Anna Swanson, poems about
                wild swimming; and Liz Zetlin, films about water.
2017    Fire | Light with collaborators Kjell Andersson, accordion; Carissa Brown, the ecology of fire and light in the boreal forest;
                Don McKay, poetry and acting principal moose horn; and Aaron McKim, fire juggling, swallowing, and throwing.
2016    Breezes, Breath, and Bellows with Christine Carter, clarinet and moose horn; Florian Hoefner, accordion; and Don McKay, poetry and moose horn.  
            St. Bonaventure's College, St. John's, Grade 12 English class.
2015    Earth as planet; earth as soil with poet Don McKay, mycologist Faye Murrin, and botanist Peter Scott,
                in conjunction with the UN International Year of Soils.
2014    Sound Symposium XVII, Boreal Breaths and Steps with Nicola Hawkins, dance; Don McKay, poetry; and Louise Moyes, dance.
             Festival of New Dance, Boreal Breaths and Steps part 2 with Susanna Hood, dance, and Scott Thomson, trombone.

            ‘Open Mic’ event at The Boreal Poetry Garden in conjunction with 100 Thousand Poets and Musicians for Change.
2013    Musicians in Concert with The Boreal Poetry Garden with Rob Power, percussion; Rozalind MacPhail, flute; & Ilia Nicoll, viola.
            Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of English, Writing With Pictures.
            ‘Open Mic’ event at The Boreal Poetry Garden in conjunction with 100 Thousand Poets and Musicians for Change.
2012    The Garden, The Field, The Boreal & Its Understory with conservation biologist Luise Hermanutz and guest poet Liz Zetlin.
            Birds and Beasts and Other Creatures with cognitive and behavioral ecologist Bill Montevecchi and guest poet Monica Kidd.
            Tuff Love: Ancient Volcanic Rock on the Northeast Avalon with geologist Paul Dean and guest poet Don McKay.
            Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Annual General Assembly.
            Memorial University Department of Education, Environmental Education Across the Curriculum.
2011    The UN International Year of Forests 2011 and Canada’s first National Tree Day, with guest poets Mary Dalton, Tom Dawe,
                    Danielle Devereaux, and Don McKay.
2010    The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador.
2009    Eastern Edge Gallery, fund-raising event.
2008    The League of Canadian Poets, Poetry Festival and Conference.
2008    Sound Symposium XIV.

INTERNET PROJECT / PROJET INTERNET

2010         A Virtual Walk of The Boreal Poetry Garden, in collaboration with Elizabeth Zetlin and Jed Baker.

                        http://marlenecreates.ca/virtualwalk/
 

VIDEO SCREENINGS / PROJECTIONS

2021        Bewegter Wind: Change?!, 10th International Moving Wind Art Festival, Windkunst und Landschaft und interkultureller

                             Kommunikation / Wind Art and Landscape and Intercultural Communication, North Hesse, Germany.

2020      The Rooms, Coffee and Culture program, St. John’s.
2018      Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, video exhibition Wind, Korean Nature Artists' Association-YATOO, Republic of Korea.
2017      Fogo Island Inn Cinema, Joe Batt's Arm, Newfoundland.

              Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto.

              Bonavista Biennale, Salt Fish Plant, Catalina, Newfoundland.
2016      Wessex Society of Newfoundland, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, St. John’s.

               Canadian High Commission, Canada House, London, England.

               Schumacher College, Dartington Hall Estate, Totnes, Devon, England, Language, Landscape & the Sublime symposium.

               Somerset House, London, England, Walking Women symposium.

               Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, video exhibition Water, Korean Nature Artists Association-YATOO, Republic of Korea.

               rare Charitable Research Reserve, ECO Centre, Cambridge, Ontario.

               Boreal Ecology, Biology 3610, Memorial University, St. John's.
2015      
Women Directors' International Film Festival, New Delhi, India.

                Finger Lakes Environmental Fim Festival, Ithaca College, NY.
               
Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Special Event sponsored by Cultural & Media Studies and
                        Interdisciplinary Humanities, Royal York Hotel, Toronto.
                Resource Centre for the Arts, LSPU Hall, St. John’s at the book launch for Brickle, Nish, and Knobbly: A Newfoundland
                        Treasury of Terms for Ice and Snow
, Boulder Publications.

                University of Cambridge, Green Knowledge' biennial conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and
                        Environment–UK & Ireland (ASLE–UKI), Cambridge, England.
                Voices from the Waters International Traveling Film Festival, Bangalore, India.

                University of Strathclyde, Canadian Literature Reading Group, English Department, School of Humanities and
                        Social Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland.            

               University of St Mark & St John, English and Creative Writing program, Plymouth, England.
2014        Boreal Ecology, Biology 3610, Memorial University, St. John’s.
                WADE IN,
part of Eastern Edge Gallery's 30th anniversary events, 30/30 Vision.
                St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
                ViDEOTExT Festival, Bramberg, Austria.
                Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture at Congress 2014 of the Humanities and Social Sciences,
                        Brock University, St. Catharine’s, Ontario.
2011        Ok.Quoi?! Contemporary Arts Festival, Video Drive-In, Sackville, New Brunswick.
2010        Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival, “Green Market”, Toronto.
2010        St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
2010        The Voice: VISIBLE VERSE Videopoetry Festival, Vancouver, BC.

2007        St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS / EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES                       

            The Art of Nature, permanent collection exhibition
2024    National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.


            Gather: In Celebration of Year of the Arts
2024    The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's.


            Directors Collect: 100 Years
2024    Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario.

         A Community of Trees
2024    Embassy Cultural House, London, Ontario, online exhibition.

                    https://www.embassyculturalhouse.ca/a-community-of-trees.html

   
            Enigma
2023    Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario.

           
            How Do I Look? Ways of Understanding Art
2023    The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland.


            Art in the Open

2023    Charlottetown, PEI


            Editions Part Two
2023    Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto.


            A Few of Our Favourite Things: Selections from the Permanent Collection
2023    Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.


            What Is Left
2022    Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, a Featured Exhibition in the Scotiabank Photography Festival.


            
Home
2022     Partners for the Arts, Come Home 2022 exhibition, Murray's Garden Centre, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland.


            Water-Wise, River Breath: Reframing design's role with water
2022    Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton.

            Bonavista Biennale: The Tonic of Wildness
2021    Lester-Garland House, Trinity, Newfoundland.


            Some Versions of Landscape
2021    Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto.


            Tara Bryan — A Celebration
2021    Christina Parker Gallery, St. John's.
           

            Canaries in a Coal Mine

2020    Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto.

            Next Year’s Country
2020    Remai Modern, Saskatoon.


            Thought, outside
2020    Western Front, Vancouver.

            Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2019
2019    National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

            Future Possible: Art of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1949 to Present
2019    The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's.

            another Landscape show
2019    Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton.

            Àdisòkàmagan / Nous connaître un peu nous-mêmes / We'll all become stories: A Survey of Art in the Ottawa-Gatineau Region
2018    The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa.


            Meditation
2018    Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto.

            in medias res / into the middle of things
2018    Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto.
        
            Photography in Canada, 1960–2000 / La photographie au Canada, 1960–2000
2017    National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and touring:
2018    The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John’s.

            Out of the Bush Garden: Contemporary Artists from Central-Eastern Canada, Imago Mundi Canada,
2017    Palazzo Loredan, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Campo Santo Stefano, Venice, Italy

2018    Onsite Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto.


            So Lightly Here
2017    Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto.

            Belonging to a Place: An Exhibition by Fogo Island Arts
2017    Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto.

            Bonavista Biennale: Art Encounters on the Edge
2017    2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects, Duntara, and the Salt Fish Plant, Catalina, Bonavista Peninsula, Newfoundland.


           The Tremendous Elusive: Emily Carr and the Canadian Imaginary
2016   Canada House Gallery, London, England.


           Landing
2015   Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario.


            Nature Present in conjunction with the Future of Nature? conference and festival
2015    Rotary Arts Centre, City Hall, Corner Brook, Newfoundland.


            Incidence Report

2015    Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.


            A Mark of Effort, participatory art project and exhibition
2015    University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey, UK

             The Art of Walking
2014     The Museum in the Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, UK.

              Land Reform(ed) / Le paysage (re)visité
2014      Âjagemô Gallery (Canada Council for the Arts exhibition space), Ottawa, Ontario.


               Changing Tides: Contemporary Art of Newfoundland and Labrador
2014       McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario.

               Vernal Pool: A participatory art project about place + precipitation
               by Karen Abel with Jessica Marion Barr, part of Grow Op: Exploring Landscape + Place
2014       Gladstone Hotel, Toronto.

               Artists’ Walks
2014       Art Gallery of Peterborough, Ontario.


               The Walking Encyclopaedia
2014       AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK.

                History Becomes You
2013        Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto.

                Lost Horizon: Landscape by Other Means
2013        Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.


                Heart of the Moment: Selections from the Permanent Collection
2013        Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa.

                 Spotlight on 40 Years: Artworks from the Canada Council Art Bank
2012         Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario.

               engram (a memory trace)
2011         MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan.


                   25 for 25: A celebration of the Provincial Art Bank Program’s 25 years of collecting
2011           Provincial Seamen’s Museum, Grand Bank, Newfoundland
2012           Mary March Provincial Museum (renamed Demasduit Regional Museum in 2022), Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland

2012          The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

                  The Living City: Inclusive, Sustainable, Creative
2010           Canada Pavilion, World Expo 2010, Shanghai, China.


                   Provincial Arts and Letters Exhibition
2010           The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland.

                   Reflections on Water
2009           Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Haldon Forest Park,
                   Exeter, Devon, UK


                   Time After Timeline Members Exhibition for the 25th anniversary of Eastern Edge
2009           Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland.


                   Evidence: The Ottawa City Project

2008           Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                   Trace Elements: Selections from The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery

2008            Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario.

                    Community Art Exhibition
2008            A1C Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland.

                    A Century of Women and Work

2007            Toronto City Hall, Toronto, Ontario

2007            Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, Hamilton, Ontario

2007            Sheraton Centre, Toronto

2007            St. Clair Centre for the Arts, Windsor, Ontario

2007            Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto

2007             Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto

2008             Royal York, Toronto

2008             Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, Hamilton, Ontario

2009             British Columbia Government Employees Union conference, Vancouver.

                   
                    REcollections

2007            The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

                    A Walk in the Park

2007            Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

                    Sur la route / On the road

2006            Musée régional de Rimouski, Rimouski, Québec.

 

                    New Acquisitions

2006            Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

 

                    Imprints

2005            Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    Weathervane

2005            The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2005            Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario

2006            Museum London, London, Ontario

2006            La Galerie d’art de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montréal, Québec.

 

                    Selections from the Permanent Collection, opening exhibition

2005            The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

                    Off Grid

2005            The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    Three Rivers: wild waters, sacred places

2004            Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon, and tour:

2005            Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario

2005            Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, University of Victoria, British Columbia

2006            Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia

2006            Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario

 

                    Exhibit A: Photography from Atlantic Canada

2004            Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and tour:

2005            Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Corner Brook, Newfoundland

2005            Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ontario.

 

                    Future Cities

2004            Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario.

 

                    The Limestone Barrens Project

2004            Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, and tour:

2004            Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario

2005            Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo, Ireland

2005            The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

                    First View: Recent Acquisitions

2003            Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    Revealing the Subject

2003            Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario, and tour:

2003            WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, Ontario

2004            Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario

2004            The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville, Ontario

2004            MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario.

 

                    The Bigger Picture: Portraits from Ottawa

2003            The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    View Finders: Celebrating 50 Years of Collecting

2003            MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan.

 

                    Dualities: Contemporary works from the Permanent Collection

2003            Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

                    The AGNL & the RCA: A Survey

2003            Art Gallery of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

                    Artists in the Arctic

2003            National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    Tide Line: Contemporary art from the Atlantic Provinces, part of the Atlantic Scene Festival

2003            City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    Atlantic Art, part of the Atlantic Scene Festival

2003            National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    A Little Bit of Funk: Recent Western and Contemporary Acquisitions

2003            Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia.

 

                    This City Light, The Annual Eastern Edge Members Exhibition

2003            St. John’s City Hall, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

                    North & South: tradition, invention and intervention in Labrador

2002            Art Gallery of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

                    An Invested Nature

2002            Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

                    River City

2001            The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta.

 

                    A Hard Place: Observations on Geology in the Permanent Collection

2001            Art Gallery of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

                    Artists in a Floating World: the Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition

2000            Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, and tour:

2001            Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

2001            London Regional Gallery, London, Ontario.

 

                    From the Eastern Edge

2000            I-Land Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

 

                    Year 01

2000            Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

                    Zone 6B: Art in the Environment

2000            The City of Hamilton and the Royal Botanical Gardens, through the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario.

 

                    “Taking Inspiration from Marlene Creates, Canadian Photographer”: Exploring ‘Place’
                    within School
, Photography of Visual Arts Students from the Toronto District School Board

2000            I-Land Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

 

                    Cultural Cross Currents: ConTexts

2000            MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan.

 

                    In Camera

2000            Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario.

 

                    Four on the Floor

2000            Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

                    Light Proof

2000            Art Gallery of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

                    Love

2000            Resource Centre for the Arts, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

                    Marlene Creates: Questions about the Place, Nova Scotia 1998 &
                    Richard Holden: Local Histories

1999            Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland.

 

                    Land Marks

1999            National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    Images of Us

1999            Resource Centre for the Arts, St. John's, Newfoundland.

 

                    Landshapes: Records of Actions, part of SIGHT/SITE: Visualizing Earth at the Millennium

1999            Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida, and tour:

2000            The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, Florida

2000            The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

 

                    Ville imaginaire, ville identitaire

1998            Salle Multi de Méduse, Québec, Québec, for colloque organized by l'Université Laval and Vu.

 

                    Landscape and Place; Narrative and Photography

1998            Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

                    La Face / The Face – In Search of the Emblematic

1998            Dazibao, Montreal, Quebec.

 

                    Métronome

1998            La Chambre blanche, Québec, Québec.

 

                    Les lieux communs: Culture populaire et art contemporain

1997            Musée régional de Rimouski, Rimouski, Québec

1998            CIAC – Centre international d'art contemporain, Montréal, Québec.

 

                    Contemporary Charts

1997            Devon House Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland.

 

                    500 Years Later: Contemporary Photography in Newfoundland & Labrador,
                    St. John's Photography Co-Op

1997            Resource Centre for the Arts, St. John's, Newfoundland.

 

                    Theatrum Mundi: the Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition

1997            Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, and tour:

1998            Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

1998            Art Gallery of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John's, Newfoundland

1999            Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C.

1999            MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan.

 

                    Survey Results Show...

                    National Gallery of Canada touring exhibition:

1997            Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario

1997            The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta

1998            Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario

1998            Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

                    Contours

1997            Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

 

                    Manœuvres: Regional Representation in the Canada Council Art Bank

1997            The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    Selected Photographs from the City of Ottawa Collection

1997            Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    The Labrador Interpretation Centre, North West River, Labrador

1997            inaugural exhibition opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II.

 

                    Rethinking the Rural in Contemporary Newfoundland Art

1997            Art Gallery of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John's, Newfoundland.

 

                    St. John's Photography Co-Op

1996            Resource Centre for the Arts, St. John's, Newfoundland.

 

                    Looking Back IV: 1991-1995

1996            Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta.

 

                    Swinging the Lead

1996            The Old Leadworks, Bristol, England, for Bristol 96, International Festival of the Sea.

 

                    Container 96 – Art Across Oceans

1996            Copenhagen, Denmark, for Copenhagen 96, Cultural Capital of Europe.

 

                    Signatures: Newfoundland Women Artists and Writers

1996            Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland.

 

                    Afterimages: Representing The Absent Body

1996            School of Architecture, Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax.

 

                    The Edge of Town, Second International Distinguished Artists Symposium and Exhibition

1995            Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, Connecticut.

 

                    Storyland: Narrative Vision and Social Space

1995            Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta.

 

                    Displaced Histories / Histoires déplacées

1995            Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    Calanais

1995            An Lanntair, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, and tour:

1995            Galerie du Faouëdic, Hôtel de Ville, Lorient, Brittany, France, for Festival Interceltique de Lorient

1996            Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

1996            Barrack Street Museum, Dundee, Scotland

1997            Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr, Scotland

1997            Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

1997            Ironworks Gallery, Summerlee Heritage Park, Coatbridge, Scotland.

 

                    Land and Sea: Eight Artists from Newfoundland

1995            Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s (formerly Art Gallery of Memorial University)

1995            The Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1995            The Glebe House and Gallery, Churchill, County Donegal, Ireland

1995            Monaghan County Museum Gallery, Monaghan, Ireland

1996            Model Arts Centre, Sligo, Ireland

1996            Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, Ireland

1996            The Boole Library, University College, Cork, Ireland.

 

                    Anti-Slogans

1995            Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England.

 

                    Landscapes and Portraits from City Collections

1994            Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    The Vocation of Storytelling: rooted in community

1994            Struts Centre, Sackville, New Brunswick.

 

                    Home Is Where The Art Is

1994            Eastern Edge, St. John’s, Newfoundland, and tour:

1994            Galerie B-312 Émergence, Montréal, Québec

1994            SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

1995            Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario

1996            Definitely Superior, Thunder Bay, Ontario

1996             Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC.

 

                    Anecdotes and Enigmas: the Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition

1994            Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, and tour:

1995            Art Gallery of Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland

1995            Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

1996            Hart House Art Gallery, University of Toronto, Ontario.

 

                    Margins of Memory

1993            Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario.

 

                    Earth, Air and Water

1993            Eastern Edge, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

                    Earthscape

1993            Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario.

 

                    Telling Tales

1993            White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario.

 

                    Possible Maps

1993            Resource Centre for the Arts, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

                    Michel Campeau et/and Marlene Creates: Photo-sequences

1993            Eastern Edge, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

                    New Found Photographers

1993            James Baird Gallery, St. John’s and Toronto.

 

                    Pièces d'identités

1993            La Centrale, Montréal, Québec.

 

                    In Tandem: works by Marlene Creates, Har Prakash Khalsa, and Arlene Stamp
                    in collaboration with others

1992            KAAI, Kingston, Ontario.

 

                    Impact: Public Installations by Artists of Atlantic Canada /
                    Installations publiques par des artistes du Canada
atlantique

1992            Moncton, New Brunswick, through Galerie d’art de l’Université de Moncton.

 

                    Fire

1992            Eastern Edge, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

                    Environment

1992            The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

 

                    Rephotographing the Land

1992            Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

                    No Fishing

1991            Resource Centre for the Arts, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

                    Location and Displacement

1991            SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    Wrapture

1990            Ufundi Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    Some Photographic Elements

1989            Gallery 44, Toronto, Ontario.

 

                    Maskunow: A Trail, A Path

1989            Art Gallery of Memorial University, St. John’s.

 

                    Notions of Environment

1989            Eastern Edge, St. John’s, Newfoundland, and tour:

1989            Great George Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

1989            Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

1989            AKA, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

 

                    20th Anniversary Exhibition (Queen’s and St. Lawrence Fine Arts Programs)

1989            Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario.

 

                    Persons Award Exhibition (for the Status of Women)

1988            National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    On Landscape

1988            Ufundi Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    Transart

1988-           Ottawa-Carleton Transitway and Canada Council Art Bank project.

 

                    Sans Démarcation

1987            Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, through the Art Gallery of Algoma and Visual Arts Ontario.

 

                    101 at NAC

1987            Niagara Artists’ Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario.

 

                    Process to 3D

1986            The Gallery/Stratford, Stratford, Ontario (Art Gallery of Ontario, Extension Services).

 

                    The Physicality of Landscape: Christo, Paterson Ewen, Marlene Creates

1985            Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario.

 

                    Traces from the Travels of Marlene Creates and Pat Martin Bates

1985            Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

                    Ontario Jury Exhibition

1985            Rodman Hall, St. Catharines, Ontario.

 

                    Intervention in the Landscape

1985            Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.

 

                    Polaroid deux

1985            Axe Néo-7, Hull, Québec.

 

                    Contemporary Canadian Photography from the Collection of the National Film Board

1984-87       national touring exhibition:

                    Musée du Québec, Québec

                    Art Gallery of Hamilton

                    Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax

                    National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

                    Winnipeg Art Gallery

                    Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver

                    Edmonton Art Gallery.

 

                    Regional Juried Exhibition

1983            Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario.

 

                    Photographic Sequences

1983            Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario.

 

                    Ontario Jury Exhibition

1982            Rodman Hall, St. Catharines, Ontario.

 

                    Elements: Points of View on Nature / Éléments : points de vue sur la nature

1981            National Film Board of Canada, Photo Gallery, Ottawa.

 

                    Provincial Cultural Symposium exhibition

1981            Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    Letters to Kobe

1981            Kobe Port Island Exposition, Kobe, Japan.

 

                    Four Ottawa Artists

1978            Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario.

 

                    Visual Arts Faculty Exhibitions

1977-79       Algonquin College Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

                    Artists Who Teach

1977            York Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.

HONOURS / DISTINCTIONS

Honorary Doctor of Letters (D. Litt.), Memorial University, St. John's, 2024
     
https://gazette.mun.ca/campus-and-community/convocation-set-2/
        recording of the Convocation:

 https://dai.mun.ca/media/convocat/Convocation2024Spring28Maymorningsession.mp4 

The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador, 2021

                  https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2021/exec/0716n08-2/

                  https://vocm.com/2021/09/01/order-of-nl-investiture-2021/

                  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/order-newfoundland-labrador-2021-1.6161239

‘Artist of the Year’, Best of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Community Awards, 2021
Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts for “Lifetime Artistic Achievement,” 2019

                  video portrait by The Canada Council for the Arts:
                 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7apC0qVneE8&feature=youtu.be

The Mary MacDonald Award, Excellence in Visual Arts (EVAs), VANL-CARFAC, 2019
Special Recognition Award, International Film Festival for Environment, Health, and Culture, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2015
Royal Reel Award, Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver, 2015
The Grand Jury Award, Yosemite International Film Festival, 2014
The BMW Exhibition Prize, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, 2013
Government of Newfoundland & Labrador Arts and Letters Award (Poetry), 2010
The CARFAC National Visual Arts Advocate Award, 2009
The Long Haul Award
, Excellence in Visual Arts (EVAs), VANL-CARFAC, 2009
Elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, 2001

The 1996 Artist of the Year Award, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

 ‘Best of Show’, Regional Juried Exhibition, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario, 1983

‘1st prize, photography’, Graphic Art Horizons, Ottawa juried exhibition, 1983

GRANTS / BOURSES

Canada Council for the Arts

Canada/Newfoundland Agreement on Economic Renewal

Canada/Newfoundland Cooperation Agreement on Cultural Industries

Canada/Newfoundland Comprehensive Economic Development Agreement

City of St. John’s

Cultural Economic Development Program, Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council / ArtsNL

Ontario Arts Council


VISITING ARTIST lectures, panels / ARTISTE INVITÉE, conférences

Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, 1992, 2000

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, 1981, 2001

AKA, Saskatoon, 1989

Algonquin College Gallery, Ottawa, 1981

ARCCO Conference, Convergence Strategies & Influences, Congress Centre, Ottawa, 2002

Art and Research Exchange, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1981

Artcite, Windsor, 1984

art.earth, Dartington Hall Estate, Totnes, UK
        High Water: sharing our connections to the sea and the tides (online event via Zoom), 2021

        Sentient Performativities: thinking alongside the human, symposium (via Zoom), 2022
Art Ex: Visual Art in the Exploits Valley, artists' panel, Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts, Grand Falls-Windors, 2010

Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, 1987

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, 2001

Art Gallery of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John’s, 1999, 2001
        The City Lecture Series, 2000

Art Gallery of Peterborough, Ontario, 1993

Artspace, Peterborough, 1981, 1985

Association of Canadian Clubs: Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Lindsay, Medicine Hat, Moose Jaw, Orillia, Oshawa, 1983-84

Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC), plenary speaker at the biennial conference,
            Space + Memory = Place, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, B.C., 2012

Atlas Obscura, Brooklyn, NY, The Hidden World of Lichens with Felicity Roberts, in collaboration with Marlene Creates, Emily Jan, and

Yolanda Wiersma (via Zoom), 2021

The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, panel: Narratives of Place and Displacement, 1995
Battle Harbour National Historic Site, Labrador, 2008
Bay St.George Community College, Stephenville, Newfoundland, 1982, 1989
Beachy Cove Elementary School, Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Newfoundland, 2023

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, panel: Retrospective? The paths we have trodden, the paths we still pursue, 2017
Bishop Feild Elementary School, St. John's, 1998, 1999

Bonavista Biennale, panel: Art & Place, Coaker Foundation, Port Union, Newfoundland, 2017
Brock University, Department of Fine Arts, St. Catharines, 1985

Brother T. I. Murphy Learning Resource Centre, Community Youth Arts Program, St. John's, 2003, 2008
Cabot College, Textile Studies Program, St. John’s, 1994

Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario, 2007

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, 1987

Canadian Historical Association Annual General Meeting at Congress 2011 of the Humanities and Social Sciences, St. Thomas University,
          Fredericton, panel: Art, Memory, and Place: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the work of Marlene Creates, 2011
Canadian Museums Association national conference, St. John's, 2010
          panel: The Art and Science of People, Place and Meaning

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, 1995

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, St. John’s, 2007

Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, 1993, 2019
        Department of Continuing Studies, 1987

        Department of Art History, 1992

La Centrale, Montréal, 1993

Central Junior Secondary School, Victoria, 2000

Central Newfoundland Visual Arts Society (CNVAS), Grand Falls-Windsor, 2012
Centre Eye Gallery, Calgary, 1983
Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Haldon Forest Park, Exeter, Devon, England, 2009

La Chambre blanche/Musée du Québec, Québec, Investir un lieu, 1995

College of the North Atlantic, Visual Arts Department, Stephenville, Newfoundland, 2000
College of the North Atlantic, Textile Studies Program, St. John's, Artists' Copyright and Intellectual Property, 2011

Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, 1995
Commonwealth Foundation, Fellowship Program, St. John's, 1996
Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, British Columbia, 2022

Concordia University, Montreal
        Faculty of Fine Arts, 1992, 2016
        Art History Department, 1995
        Photography Programme, 1998
        Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, Waters Lost, Waters Found Research Group, 2016
        Culture and Communication course, Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability (via Zoom), 2021, 2022