Marlene Creates – Artist Walk at McLoughlin Gardens

June 18 2022 / 11:00am - 4:00pm

“Underlying all my work has been an interest in place – not as a geographical location but as a process that involves memory, multiple narratives, ecology, language, and both scientific and vernacular knowledge.” – Marlene Creates

Marlene Creates, CVAG’s Summer 2022 Artist-in-Residence, will lead a site-specific walk in the forest surrounding the artist residence.
This will be followed by memory mapping and story sharing session.

Saturday June 18
11am – 4pm / full day
Brian and Sarah McLoughlin Regional Park
814 Tasman Road, off Williams Beach Road in Merville, BC

This is a site-specific workshop for 12 – 15 adult participants.
Pre-Registration is required – Email:

Walk will include forest trails and rural laneway, both with steep inclines and rocky shoreline. Walking stick or a ski pole is recommended.
Bring a bagged lunch and water. Tea and light snacks will be available.

Brian and Sarah McLoughlin Regional Park, is a short drive from Courtenay.
Parking is available along Tazman Road near the gate to the park.

CVAG events are free / donations are always welcome.

CVAG is grateful to its community partner The McLoughlin Gardens Society for their support of  CVAG’s summer residency program.

June 15 – September 10 2022: Solo Exhibition at CVAG

Marlene Creates: Works from Blast Hole Pond Road, Newfoundland 2002–2021
Œuvres réalisées au chemin Blast Hole Pond, Terre-Neuve 2002–2021

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is honoured and privileged to be present on the Unceded Territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. CVAG recognizes the enduring presence of First Nations people on this land.

CVAG is grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with artists, guest curators, writers, cultural advisors, community partners, our volunteers, donors + members. CVAG’s convergent programming is made possible through the support of our funders: Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Government of Canada, Province of BC, City of Courtenay, Town of Comox, Village of Cumberland, Comox Valley Regional District, BC Gaming, The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council / local support: ABC Printing, SD71 Print Shop, Sherwin-Williams Paint Store, Muir Engineering Ltd., Izco Technology Solutions, Shine-Eze, Cumberland Village Works, Sid Williams Theatre Society, School District 71 Indigenous Education, McLoughlin Gardens Society.

1: McLoughlin Gardens, photo: Margo McLoughlin.
2: The Blast Hole Pond River, Newfoundland, photo: Marlene Creates.