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Big House exhibit features compelling art from former Woodlands residents

"Big House" features art by former residents of the Woodlands Institution at the Anvil Centre's Community Art Space. Runs Oct. 5 - Dec 3, 2017

In late 1996, when the last residents of Woodlands were preparing their move to community, the BC Self Advocacy Foundation initiated a project to record memories and feelings of people who had lived in large institutions.

In in 1998 survivors worked with artist Persimmon Blackbridge to create a series of mixed-media pieces, which were featured in a major exhibit called From the Inside/OUT!

Big House, presented by Inclusion BC Foundation, is a selection of these works that is being shown in the Community Art Space at Anvil Centre in New Westmister. The show runs from October 5 to December 3 and coincides with the City of New Westminster's Canada 150+ program exploring themes around the meaning and importance of “Home.”