Community Art Exhibitions
Current Community Art Exhibitions
Upper Rotunda Exhibition Space
|Exhibition by Riverside Arts Circle|
|January 28 - February 11|
|Exhibition by CAF 2018|
|February 11 - February 16|
|Exhibition by Black History Month|
|February 18 - March 2|
|Black History Month Exhibition featured artists:
Fatima Tajah Olson
"Pictorial History of Agriculture In Richmond"
Richmond has a rich agricultural history which began in the 1860s when Hugh McRoberts first dyked and farmed land on Sea Island raising cattle, planting fruit trees and growing potatoes and wheat.
When Richmond was incorporated in 1879, all of its first councillors and its Warden (Mayor) were farmers who supplied the growing populations of the cities of New Westminster and Vancouver with food and produce.
As time passed and markets and farming technology changed, crops in Richmond adapted to the needs of its consumers. Crops ranging from grains to potatoes, green vegetables to berries as well as large dairy and beef production were all part of the output of local farms, providing full-time and seasonal employment for residents.
While many other crops are still farmed, berries form the most extensive crop in our city today. Cranberries, native Richmond's bogs, were harvested by First Nations people before European settlement and were first commercially produced in the 1920s. Today, farms producing the bright red berries occupy one third of Richmond's cultivated land.
|Harvesting cranberries in East Richmond, 2010. City of Richmond Archives, Graham Turnbull photo #2013 41 5|
|Worker on the Mort strawberry farm, (ca. 1955). City of Richmond Archives photo #RCF 215|
|Berry picking at McKim Farm, Steveston Highway, (ca. 1950). City of Richmond Archives photo # 1978 15 6|
|Threshing, (ca. 1940). City of Richmond Archives photo # 1978 3 17|
|Harvesting, Thompson family farm, (ca. 1900). City of Richmond Archives photo #1985 39 86|
Community Art Exhibitions
The Cultural Centre provides opportunities for Artists to share their work with the community in the Upper Rotunda and the Minoru Hallway. Though submissions can be received throughout the year, a general call goes out each summer. Currently, the spaces are booked until December 2017; however, in the event of a cancellation, new submissions may be considered for this period.
Call to Artists: Black History Month 2018 Exhibition
Call to Artists Black History Month 2018 Exhibition
Art Display Submission Form
Call to Artists 2017 to 2018 Community Art Exhibitions Submission Form
For information regarding other exhibition locations within Richmond, please visit Artists' Opportunities
Camyar Chaichian, Arts Coordinator