Special Solstice Opening – Beginning with the Seventies Radial Change

Beginning with the Seventies: Radial Change

Special Solstice Opening: Thursday, June 21 from 5 to 9 pm

Belkin Art Gallery

Come out to the Special Solstice Opening on Thursday, June 21 and celebrate the new exhibition at the Belkin Art Gallery.

Beginning with the Seventies: Radial Change is curated by Lorna Brown and is the second of four exhibitions based upon the Belkin Art Gallery’s research project investigating the 1970s, an era when social movements of all kinds – feminism, environmentalism, LGBTQ rights, access to health services and housing – began to coalesce into models of self-organization that overlapped with the production of art and culture. Noting the resurgence of art practice involved with social activism and an increasing interest in the 1970s from younger producers, the Belkin has connected with diverse archives and activist networks to bring forward these histories, to commission new works of art and writing and to provide a space for discussion and debate.

The Beginning with the Seventies project is made possible with the generous support of the Vancouver Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, our Belkin Curator’s Forum members and the Department of Canadian Heritage Young Canada Works Program.


Michael de Courcy, Photograph of Helen Goodwin, 1968. Courtesy of the artist.

Kate Craig, Flying Leopard (film still), 1972/2015. Collection of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, gift of Hank Bull.


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