ARCHIVE 2012 - Tracing Memory at Mountain View Cemetery Memorial Pinprick Drawings with Elizabeth MacKenzie
Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 10:30am - 1pm Mountain View Cemetery, Celebration Hall, 5445 Fraser Street, Vancouver BC (Cemetery is located between 31st and 43rd Avenue and Fraser. Entrance is at 39th) FREE
Taking place in the beautiful Celebration Hall at Mountain View Cemetery, Tracing Memory is a come-and-go workshop that will invite participants to create pinprick drawings to memorialize the names and faces of people from their own lives, or individuals buried at the cemetery. Participants are invited to bring along photos (or copies of photos) of people they'd like to represent. Images of people buried at Mountain View will be available on site.
Genealogical walking tours of the cemetery grounds at 10:30 and 11:30 will reinforce the importance of memorialization and inspire participants to create pinprick drawings of their own memories.
Suitable for all ages and level of ability, this imaginative workshop led by artist Elizabeth MacKenzie is designed to encourage people to reconnect with the creative pleasure of making their mark in a relaxed, social setting. The resulting pinprick illustrations, drawn from points of light, will be illuminated when they are mounted temporarily on the large windows of Celebration Hall.
Thirty minute walking tours are at 10:30am and 11:30am. Tracing Memory: Memorial Pinprick Drawing Workshop with Elizabeth MacKenzie runs from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Mountain View Cemetery, owned and operated by the City of Vancouver since 1886, is the final resting place for over 150,000 individuals each with at least one interesting story. Mountain View's 106 acres is a unique open space in the heart of the City where history is preserved.
Elizabeth MacKenzie is a Vancouver artist, whose current work in drawing interrogates portraiture as an ambiguous, shifting field of interaction and interpretation. She studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and received her MFA from the University of Saskatchewan. Her drawings, installations and videos have been presented in numerous exhibitions and screenings across Canada, United States and Europe. She maintains an ongoing commitment to collaborative and community-based art practices, critical writing and teaching.