Thursday 15th October 2015 at 1.00pm
Lecture Theatre SB42
Garthdee House Annexe
Marlene Creates is an environmental artist and poet who lives and works in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland, Canada. For over thirty-five years her work has been an exploration of the relationship between human experience, memory, language and the land, and the impact they have on each other.
Marlene’s art practice incorporates her work as an educator, environmentalist and community arts activist. She has led multidisciplinary environmental and place-based art projects with over 2,000 school children in Newfoundland. In these projects, students explore the particular attributes of their local environment, community and heritage through field trips, drawing ‘memory maps’, photographing, writing recollections of their own experiences, and interviewing elders in the community.
Since the 1970s her work has been presented in over 300 solo and group exhibitions across Canada and in Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Denmark, the USA, and China. Her video work has been screened at festivals and conferences in Canada, Austria, India, and the USA. In 2014 she won the Grand Jury Award at the Yosemite International Film Festival.