Monday, February 9, 2009

At Douglas College Amelia Douglas Gallery

The Woodlands Project
A month-long exploration of the institutional experience



The Woodlands Project
Location & Contact
The Douglas College New Westminster Campus is located at 700 Royal Avenue
The Amelia Douglas Gallery and Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre are both located on the 4th floor, north at the New Westminster Campus
For more information about these or any of our arts events please call 604-527-5723 or email huberta@douglas.bc.ca or visit our website
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March 5 - April 4
The Amelia Douglas Gallery Presents
Dead and Buried: The Cemetery at Woodlands
An exhibition by Michael de Courcy
Opening Reception March 5, 4:30-7:30pm
Artist's Talk March 6, 10am Room 1614 New Westminster Campus
Admission is free
Call 604-527-5723 for info


March 12
Screening and discussion of the Citizen Shift and National Film
Board of Canada production of
Asylum
A film by by Heidi Currie and Lisa G.
A nurse recalls working at Riverview Mental Hospital from 1949-1951. In particular are her compassionate memories of lesbian patients and the understanding that they weren't actually insane. Revealed are the complexities of an institution that was initially intended to provide true asylum to those who would seek it. Presented by the Woodlands Project Committee and Criminology Faculty member Heidi Currie with special guests Lisa G., the director, and nurse Norma McMurdo, the subject of the film.
4:30-6:30pm, Room 2203 New Westminster Campus
Call 604-527-5723 for info
Admission is free


March 20-28
The Departments of Theatre & Stagecraft present
Imperfect

A new play by Mary Burns
Parents bring their children to institutions seeking help, but only the kids know how it is to live at 'The I,' and many of them can't talk. A work of the imagination, inspired by the old Woodlands School in New Westminster, this new play bares tensions between individuals, families and systems, revealing what can happen when those considered imperfect are hidden away.
Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, New Westminster Campus
For show times and information call 604-527-5723
For tickets call the Massey Ticket Centre 604-521-5050


March 27
Our Story

A panel discussion with former residents and their families, and former employees of the Woodlands institution.

1pm, Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, New Westminster Campus
Reservations 604-527-5723
Admission is free

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