Before the Marble Goes: A Free Public Art Talk with Cameron Kerr

Cameron Kerr’s sculptural practice is to give new life to images and forms around us through different materials and scale. The sculptures are exquisitely carved and finished and grounded in modernist architecture, art history and local cultural iconography. The forms are influenced by the shape and contingencies of the stone itself during the carving process.

On November 1, some of the smaller pieces of the 10,000 lbs of marble installed in late August on Queen Elizabeth Plaza will be moving on. Before they are gone, the public is invited to attend a discussion with Kamloops Art Gallery curator Charo Neville and artist Cameron Kerr. This will be the last chance to see all the sculptures as a collection.

Date: Monday, October 29, 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza and Salon
Price: FREE of charge

You are invited to convene at 5:30 p.m. on the plaza at Hamilton and Georgia for a brief orientation and viewing of the sculptures, after which the talk will proceed in the salon. Latercomers may access the salon by entering the building through the centre doors between the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and the Playhouse in the 600 block of Hamilton Street. Please use the Salon C entrance.

The sculptures on the plaza were commissioned by the City of Vancouver to celebrate the City’s 125th anniversary.


Charo Neville is a graduate of the curatorial program at the University of British Columbia and is currently curator at the Kamloops Art Gallery.

Cameron Kerr attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara, Italy; he took Master Classes with William Tucker and Anthony Gormley and studied at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design from 2002-2007.

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